Q:

How do you fix a door that won't stay closed?

A:

Quick Answer

Fixing a door can be fairly simple or it may take a lot of work, this will depend on what is wrong with the door. A simple fix is that a screw is loose on the deadbolt and just needs to be tightened.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

Here are some methods that may help to fix the door

  1. Sticky latch bolt
  2. If the latch bolt is sticking, rub some silicone on to facilitate movement.

  3. Loose hinge
  4. Check and see if there are any loose hinges and if there are tighten the screws after properly aligning the door.

  5. Door gap
  6. If everything is fine with the door but there is a space in between the frame and the door, behind the strike plate place a wedged piece of wood.

Learn more about Doors, Windows, & Locks

Related Questions

Explore