Your home is full of doors. In fact, most residential settings, regardless of their size rely on doors to provide access or conceal something; this is valuable for reducing the amount of clutter you have to see and put up with. Generally speaking, you probably don’t think about your doors too much until something goes wrong. Screen doors, dining room doors, and the fire-rated door leading in and out of the garage can all be configured as self-closing doors. Here is what you need to know!
Why Doors Self-Open or Close
Rubber door stops make more of a difference than you might expect. Take some time to watch out for them as you tour a new home you are thinking about buying – what do you see? These door stoppers could also be made of wood. Occasionally, homeowners will use bricks or decorative metals. Spring hinges are a common part of many residences, unfortunately, most people don’t realize that they can make doors slam. Door closers work much the same way, but they go about their jobs much more quietly.
If your home’s doors are not configured to be self-closing as an element of intentional design, then that is a fairly obvious indication that something is wrong. Perhaps the door was not installed properly. The door jambs and hinges must be aligned, or else you will have trouble opening the door or keeping it closed.
Jambs can also be affected by the way the house settles or moves. As unlikely and outlandish as this sounds, it is entirely possible. The slabs or foundations are shifting as seasons change. We are still relatively early in the fall, but you may notice more problems as time goes on.
Unsettling Signs About Your Home
Another way to determine if something is amiss is to pay attention to how many self-closing doors are acting this way as if your house was haunted. Some self-closing and self-opening doors will stick or rub, making them more difficult to operate as normal. If several doors all open or shut in the same direction, then you can definitely tell that something unusual is happening.
How to Fix It
Luckily for you, there are some easy fixes. All you need to do is hire a professional who can fix the door for you; the hinges and jambs can be adjusted without you needing to do something unless you think are handy enough to accomplish this task.
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