Door hinges allow the door to pivot away from the doorway in one direction but not in the other. Door Repair Brooklyn will help you with your door hinges replacement. The hinge side of the door is often the source of closure issues. Over time, screws used to hold a hinge in place start to work their way free, causing the door to sag. As a result, the door may scrape the door frame when closing, or may no longer properly meet the latch-side strike plate.

You will often need door hinge repair. The hinges connect the door to the frame, which again is attached to the wall. When the hinges are not lubricated, rust may accumulate making it difficult to open the door.

Door Hinge Plate

It’s also possible for hinge mortises — where the hinge leaves are attached — to be set too deeply, which can cause the door to bind over time as hinge leaves shift. Check whether door hinge plates are the problem by opening the door and looking at the jamb: if leaves are sunk below the surface, the mortises are cut too deep.

Door Hinges

These are the types of hinges:

  • Pivot Hinge
  • Continuous Hinge
  • Residential Hinges

Door repair Brooklyn Services

These are the types of door services that we do:

  1. A swing door has special hinges that allow it to open either outwards or inwards and is usually sprung to keep it closed
  2. The self-booting door principle can be used both for hinged doors as for rotating doors, as well as up-and-over doors
  3. French doors are derived from an original French design called the casement door. A French door traditionally has a molded panel at the bottom of the door. Called a French window when used in pairs as double-leaved doors with large glass panels in each door leaf, and in which the doors may swing out (most typical) as well as in.
  4. Dutch door or stable door; the top half of the door operates independently from the bottom half. A variant exists in which opening the top part separately is possible, but because the lower part has a lip on the inside, closing the top part while leaving the lower part open, is not.
  5. Sliding Doors are often useful to have doors that slide along tracks, often for space or aesthetic considerations.
  6.  The revolving door has several wings or leaves, generally, four, radiating from a central shaft, forming compartments that rotate about a vertical axis.

Questions And Answers About Door Hinges

Q: Is there a difference between interior and exterior door hinges?
A: In most homes, interior doors will use 3.5″ hinges while exterior doors will use 4″ hinges to support the additional weight of the door.
Q: How many spring hinges do I need for a door?
A: two spring hinges
Fire-rated doors require at least two spring hinges to meet most building codes unless a separate door closer is used. If you are using multiple spring hinges on a single door, adjust each hinge one degree at a time so that is the hinges are working equally to close the door.