If you experience resistance when opening or closing a door (or the door won't stay shut) here are some things to check:
Hinge lubrication. A telltale sign of the need to lubricate is when you hear a slight noise or squeak when the door swings open or closed. Hinge lubrication is recommended on a yearly basis.
Door alignment. Interior doors expand and contract with the seasons and may bind, requiring a simple adjustment. For new homeowners with a stubborn door, it’s usually best to wait for the seasons to change before attempting adjustment.
Home temperature and humidity. To minimize the likelihood of binding occurring, avoid excessive temperature and humidity changes inside your home. When leaving your home for an extended period of time, adjust the thermostat to a setting no lower than 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter and no more than 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer.
Outdoor irrigation. In areas with expansive soil, ensure irrigation systems and watering methods are applied correctly. This helps minimize impacts on the foundation, which can shift and alter the alignment of framing members and door systems throughout the home.
If you've checked these items and are within the warranty period (1 year), please contact us.