How To Fix A Crooked Exterior Door Frame?


In most cases having a crooked door means that it no longer closes smoothly. One edge rubs and it makes it hard to close or open the door. The last-ditch effort fix for the problem is to remove the door from the hinges and sand away at the trouble corner. This is guaranteed to fix your problem but requires a lot of work.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you fix a tilted door frame?

First, use a large nail and a hammer to tap the hinge pins loose from their housing. Once they're tapped out enough, remove them completely. Next, remove the door from the hinges. After that, use a flathead screwdriver to chip away any paint that may be between the casing and the door jamb.

What should I do if my door frame is damaged?

If your door frame is damaged, the best thing to do is to replace it with a pre-hung door, which comes inside a pre-built frame. If you have a little carpentry experience, this is likely a project you can tackle by yourself. First, remove the existing door, trim, and frame.

What's the best way to fix a door that is sticking out?

Let’s say the door is out on the top latch side (sticking out on the top, beyond the jamb). To fix this you need to move the bottom of the opposite side (the hinge side) out in the same direction as the door is sticking out. This will push the top of the door inward.

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