How to fix gap between residential door and door frame?
May 29, 2010 7:30 AM Subscribe
Handyman filter: we hired someone to install a new door in our rented house, but there is a gap between one side of the door and the frame. How to fix?
posted by halfguard to Home & Garden (12 answers total)
The new door is snug against the frame on all sides except one: the side where the lock is. Here are some pictures of the problem:
The gap is so big that the latch will not catch in the jamb, so when the deadbolt isn't engaged, the door won't stay closed.
From my limited internet research, I gather that the door was not "shimmed" properly when installed?
I am looking for a more permanent solution than installing some weatherstripping or something because our landlord is grumbling about it. He actually wants us to completely replace the door, but that sounds ridiculous to me. There must be a simpler, cheaper solution...right?
What say you mefites?