Door Hinge Repair Ajax
Door Hinge Repair Ajax team of specialists will help you repair, replace or install door hinges, to any door on your property. Door Hinge Repair Ajax services are standing by to help with hinges on any door, exterior or interior doors, house or cabinet doors, residential or commercial ones. Call Door Hinge Repair Ajax team for service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and all 365 days of the year, with no exception. Call us now!
Over the years, we have seen first hand the vulnerabilities of most doors and door frames. Door Hinge Repair Ajax team has also installed reinforcement products already on the market. And Door Hinge Repair Ajax company has done extensive research on home invasion prevention. Our Door Hinge Repair Ajax team has a goal, and this is to help prevent break-ins and increase your security. We can always come to your property and inspect all doors, recommending the best action that fits your needs and budget. You can call our team 24/7 and we will be at your door in 15 to 20 minutes.
If a door isn’t closing properly, and the problem seems to be with the hinge side rather than the latch, you can call us for service. Or, if you are a ‘do it yourself” person, you probably will want to fix it. We are giving you here tips on how to do it with some minor adjustments at the hinges. Sometimes, when doors were not originally hung properly, or have shifted over time, and now are binding when you try to close them, or sagging at the jamb (the part of the door frame that the hinges are screwed into), you need to look at the hinges first. Depending on the situation, you might have to shim the hinges up, or sink them lower by chiselling. You might have to reposition the hinge further back on the jamb so the hinge pins can turn. Or you might just need to sink some longer screws into the existing holes to better secure the door.
Here are the steps to follow. Stand on the hinge side of the door. Slowly open and close the door to assess what it is doing. Assess the condition and positions of the hinges, whether they are sitting even with the level of the wood on the jamb, and whether the screws are tight. Shim up the hinge plates by loosening the screws that hold the plate to the jamb, sliding two wood shims under the hinge between the screws until the plate is the same level as the wood. Screw the plate back down. Do the same for both hinges, if necessary. Unscrew the hinge plates from the jamb completely and remove the door.
With your chisel and hammer, chisel off a layer of wood within the indented area where the hinge was sitting. Take off enough so that the hinge plate will sit squarely in the indented area and be level with the surrounding wood. (Keep the door standing nearby so you can look at the hinges and judge how much to chisel). Hang the door back up and test it. If still not working properly, unscrew the hinges from the jamb and remove the door.
Tap wood plugs into existing screw holes with your hammer, and cut them off at the level of the wood with your razor knife. Set the door back into place with the hinge screw holes sitting closer to the hinge side of the door. Drill pilot holes for new the new position next to the previous holes, and screw the hinge plates back on. Remove one screw from the hinge. Replace the removed screw with a new 3-inch wood screw, sinking it all the way into the jamb with your drill and screwdriver bit. Repeat for each of the other screws that are loose and spinning. This is it.
For cabinet doors that align correctly but do not close all the way, this will require minor adjustment. Unfortunately, adjusting kitchen cabinet door hinges that do not close completely is largely a trial-and-error process. Some hinges such as European hinges have adjustment capabilities that a standard cabinet hinge does not have. Look for other obvious signs of obstruction before resorting to adjusting the hinges. Paint on a hinge or objects extending slightly past the cabinet frame also prevent the door from closing.
Open the cabinet door and loosen the two mounting screws securing the hinge to the cabinet with a screwdriver. Sometimes the cabinet mount comes out of alignment, causing the door to not close fully. Adjust the cabinet mount so it is flush with the cabinet facing and re-tighten the screws. Close the cabinet door. Find the in/out screw if you have European or “cup” hinges. The in/out screw is the screw on the centre of the cabinet mount pointing to the back of the cabinet. Loosen the screw with the screwdriver and pull the door away from the cabinet slightly. Tighten the screw and close the cabinet door. Open the cabinet door and look for a small screw in the side of the hinge, if you have older European hinges without the in/out screw. Loosen the screw 1/8 turn with the screwdriver and test the closing of the door.
Contemporary self-closing cabinet hinges have eliminated the need for clumsy magnetic catches. These hinges have an internal tension that applies a gentle pressure to close the door from within a few inches of the cabinet face and hold the door tightly closed. When these changes do not close the door fully, adjustment is a simple procedure that will restore the hinge to its proper setting. Open the cabinet door approximately 4 to 6 inches and release the door, allowing it to close. If the door hinges do not pull the door gently against the cabinet face, the hinge tension needs to be increased. If the door closes abruptly or slams against the frame, the hinge tension needs to be decreased. Increase the hinge tension by opening the door to access the hinge adjustment screws. There are two screws on each hinge, the bracket screw connecting the hinge arm to the cabinet mount and a recessed tension adjustment screw. Use a screwdriver to turn the recessed screw on each hinge clockwise one-quarter turn, then test the door closing to evaluate the adjustment. Repeat as necessary until the door closes and is held closed against the cabinet frame. Decrease the hinge tension by opening the door, then turning the recessed adjustment screw counter-clockwise one-quarter turn using a screwdriver. Test the door closing to evaluate the adjustment and repeat as necessary until the door closes properly against the cabinet frame.
For better door protection and longer usage life, you can also use door hinge protectors. Together with the door frame protector and the door edge protector, all these measures will make your door super resistant to any break-in attempt. The Door Hinge Protectors are 8-inch long steel channels that wrap around the edge of the door where the hinges attach to the door. They are designed to strengthen the hinge side of the door, preventing that area from failing during a kick-in attack. This is especially important when all other points of the door are reinforced. When you have fortified other points of the door, energy during an attack can be shifted to the hinges of the door, causing them to fail. For more secure doors, use with the Door Frame Protector and Door Edge Protector. The Door Hinge Protector is ideal for:
- Residential and commercial doors
- Exterior doors that need additional reinforcement against splitting
- Standard-thickness exterior doors
The Door Frame Protector installs directly on the door frame (or door jamb), reinforcing the soft wood frame with commercial-quality, 14-gauge steel. By strengthening the door frame, which is usually the most vulnerable part of the door, you can instantly increase the physical security of your doors and help prevent kick-in attacks. Measuring 59 inches long by 2 inches wide, the door frame protector is also ideal to repair door frames that have been damaged by a prior kick-in attack. The Door Edge Protector is a 48-inch long steel channel that wraps around the edge of the door. It is designed to strengthen all standard exterior doors and help close the gap between the door and door frame with 18-gauge commercial-quality, cold-rolled steel. Installation of the door edge protector helps prevent the door from splitting open if someone tries to kick in or pry open the door. The Door Frame Protector and the Door Edge protector are ideal for:
- Residential and commercial door frames
- Strengthening the wood door frame only
- Repairing door frames damaged by break-ins
A geared continuous hinge is a type of continuous hinge used mostly on doors in high-traffic entrances and features gear teeth that mesh together under a cap that runs the length of the hinge. The hinges use a number of fasteners to attach the door to the frame from top to bottom to distribute a door’s weight more evenly along the frame to stop doors from sagging. They are often used in schools, hospitals, hotels, offices, airports, stadiums, store fronts and many other commercial and industrial buildings. They are generally made from extruded architectural aluminium and most are anodized to resist corrosion (common colours include black, bronze and clear). To meet building fire codes, they can be made with up to a three-hour fire rating. Geared continuous hinges are available in several styles including concealed, full surface (mortise), half surface (mortise), swing clear and toilet partition models for new construction and retrofit applications.
Regardless of your door type or property that needs door care, residential or commercial, call us for a fast and reliable service. We are always on call 24/7 and we offer a full range of door services with affordable prices.