A wood door, whether interior or exterior, should last for years. As long as you give it a little attention every now and again, it could outlast you.
But if you don’t look after your doors, you could end up with doors that are in desperate need of repair or restoration. In the worst case, they may need replacing.
If you get a pro to look at and fit your doors, you’ll end up with a fabulous finish that will last for years.
Carpenters know what they’re doing and will treat your door well. Find out what they can do for you below.
Your carpenter will hang your door perfectly
Have you ever tried to hang an interior door yourself? What about a solid wood door? It’s pretty difficult. Solid wood is heavy, so hanging a door without specialist help can end badly.
A professional will do it in half the time it will take for you and a friend or relative to do, so even though you’ll have to pay for the privilege it’s better to get a carpenter to hang your door for you.
Avoid wonky gaps
If you’re not skilled in fitting doors, you can end up with a gap that is too big or too small between the door and the floor. Saw off too much of your wood door and end up with a draught and an unsightly look, but saw off too little and you’ll have a hard time opening it.
If you’ve got carpet, it’s going to get stuck, and if you’ve got hard floor you could end up with marks.
A carpenter will hang your door with precision and make sure you don’t end up with an uneven gap at the bottom.
Check your hinges
If your wood door starts getting creaky or becomes wonky, it could be that the hinges have shifted or are damaged. Try some oil on the hinges first if they’re creaking. But if you’re still having problems with your door, call a joiner or carpenter.
An expert can tell whether your hinge housing is misaligned or too deeply housed. It shouldn’t cost you the earth and the carpenter will finish the job in minutes.
A warped wood door isn’t the end
A warped door is certainly not a straightforward problem. But don’t jump to the conclusion that your door’s life is over. Carpenters can flatten out your door and fix cracks to bring your door back to life.
Keep the original fittings
One of the charms of having a wood door is the original fixtures and fittings. Maintenance and repair doesn’t need to be expensive and a carpenter can find high-quality replacements for you.
Whether you need a carpenter to flatten out your door or do some maintenance, they will be able to help.
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