Forum Title: Outside Door to house will not shut at night
The past couple of nights an exterior door leading outside will not stay shut and latched properly. The only way to keep it shut at night is to use the dead bolt lock. During the day though, it will shut fine. I know this has to do with the temp outside, but how can you fix it? I do notice how it catches on the top part of the door opposite side of the hinges.
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: ROSA CHAPMAN (Garland, TX), 01/21/2019


- RAUL FLEMING (Lee's Summit, MO), 03/04/2019

Here are some pictures. I'm not sure what you mean by this:If that is the case, open the door, remove one or both of the inward screws holding the hinge in and insert 3 screws and tighten them down. Also, why does this happen? Is it because the door is just old and over time it does this? Just like a car eventually needs maintenance? Thanks for the help.

- DEBRA ADAMS (Ventura, CA), 02/05/2019

Your door seems to be in the casing correctly, BUT, the hole in the casing part of the hinge on the bottom photo is there for a purpose......a 3 screw. Insert one and drive it firmly in...not overly tight. It will help with long term door sag. It may even help with your problem, though it will take a test run to make sure. Let us know.

- JOAN MORGAN (Santa Fe, NM), 03/06/2019

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