How to Fix a Slamming Door

Slamming doors that won’t seem to respond to any remedies are an annoying occurrence in your home. And the more people in the house, the more those doors slam on a daily basis. Sometimes they just slam on their own without any help from an actual person! So, if you are currently at your wits end hearing doors slam shut all day long, it might be time for you to take back control of your house.

Continue reading to learn how to fix a slamming door once and for all, and relish in peace and quiet once again; or at least as much as you can with a house full of beloved family!

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Slamming Door Solutions

Door Stops

Have you tried a door stop yet? Sure, you might not want your doors to be open all the time, and you might be annoyed at the fact that you have to manually maneuver and place them where they need to be; but they do work well. Perhaps use a door stop until you can find something more permanent, like the additional remedies below.

Felt Pads

Felt pads work well to buffer the sound of a slamming door by absorbing the force of the slam. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and usually attach via adhesive backing. This is convenient because they are inexpensive, and you can install them yourself. The packs they come in generally leave a few extra if one falls off and needs replacement. Place the pads at the top and bottom of the door frame, or along the strike plate.

Weather Stripping

For heavier doors, you might need to choose something a bit stronger, like weather stripping. There are many types of weather stripping materials on the market, but aim for foam. Foam weather stripping does an effective job at holding up against wear and tear, while providing a secure sound buffer to the slamming itself. You simply cut to length and apply inside the entire door frame!

Pneumatic Closers

When all else fails, or an option is just not suitable for your slamming door mitigation needs, you might want to consider some better technology, like a pneumatic closer. Best for screen doors and storm doors, pneumatic closers are air-powered, and use an air-filled piston to control the speed of the door closing. Even better, they are generally adjustable, and can be fitted to virtually any residential screen or storm door.

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Why You Need a Pro for Sliding Glass Door Replacement

There are so many different DIY handyman projects homeowners can undertake all by themselves. And then there are those home projects that truly require a professional touch. Sliding glass door replacement or repair is one of those projects. When you consider the needs and skills it requires to accurately replace or repair sliding-glass doors, you can better understand why a professional door repair contractor is the only person who can get the job done effectively and in a time-frame that’s convenient for you.

Continue reading to learn why it is so strongly encouraged to hire a professional for sliding glass door replacement and repair.

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Glass Patio Door Replacement

One of the first areas to consider is transportation. Picking out new doors and buying them are the easiest parts of the process. But many do not think about how they are going to get them home. Standard sliding doors range in size, either measuring around five feet by five feet, or measuring around six feet by six feet. With these kinds of dimensions, they will not fit in most cars or SUV’s.

Homeowners would have to borrow or rent a truck large enough for this size door, as well as, purchase additional supplies and products to protect it and move it in a safe manner. And don’t forget how heavy they are! This is another reason why a professional is best. They retain the proper trucks and transportation tools to safely transport glass products from warehouse to home, without a problem.

The next important aspect to think about when it comes to glass sliding door replacement and installation is the tools and resources needed to get the project done properly and efficiently. This can inflate a homeowner’s budget drastically. Padding, pry bars, levels, putty knives, caulk and gun, and standard handyman tools are just enough to get the door installed. But usually, additional work is required for the trim and the threshold. For this kind of work, you need advanced tools and resources; ones that only a professional door repair contractor would own.

Lastly, glass sliding door installation is not a recommended “do-it-yourself” job because it requires skill and experience to complete the project accurately and in a convenient amount of time. Doing this kind of work on your own can cost you ample amounts of money, time, frustration, and more. Trust a professional to undertake a door replacement or repair project for the best and most cost-effective outcomes.

Indianapolis Residential and Commercial Door Replacement

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Measuring Tips for an Interior Sliding Barn Door

If you are interested in adding some rustic influences to your home’s architecture, but wish to stay within a conservative budget, you might want to consider the new, emerging trend of incorporating sliding barn doors into your interior design. Crafty homeowners are perfectly capable of installing sliding barn doors all on their own, so long as they equip themselves with the proper tools and knowledge ahead of time.

If this describes you, continue reading to learn the first step to sliding barn door installation, which is proper measurement!

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Tips for Measuring a Barn Door

Whether for a closet, pantry, or laundry room, the most important focus when it comes to measuring a sliding barn door, aside from gathering precision measurements, is the amount of space above and below it, as well as, both left and right sides. Furthermore, you will a standard tape measure and a ladder or step stool to obtain your measurements.

Here are some tips that will help you correctly measure for a sliding barn door:

Be sure the space above the barn door is strong enough to support the door’s weight. We recommend a 6 inch clearance above the barn door, with a structural beam or support studs in place for sufficient support.

Be sure there is plenty of space on the side of the wall where the door will cover when opened. You do not want anything to disrupt the flow of the door, such as outlets, light switches, and thermostats.  

Be sure to measure the width of the opening and match this value with the door tracks.

Be sure to consider the bottom clearance so you can avoid a door that is too short or touches the ground after installation.

How to Measure a Sliding Barn Door

Begin the process by measuring the full width of the door opening, starting at the left edge and measuring directly across to the right edge. Measure on the outside of any moldings.

After obtaining the width of the door entrance, add 4 to 6 inches, and this will be your total door sliding distance. Take this value, and double it, to get your track measurement.

To determine the door length, measure from top to bottom. There should be a 6 inch clearance on top, from ceiling to door, and at least 1 inch clearance on bottom. Be sure to factor in the added length of the track.

✨ For those who are not so handy nor experienced in construction, it is recommended to hire a local Indianapolis general contractor to install your new home renovation, safely and securely.

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