How to repair double entry doors
Working on large doorframes such as double entry doors means double the potential problems--twice the hinges, twice the screws, and, of course, twice the doors. There are also problems common to double entry doors not found in a single-door entryway. Approach the job with the proper preparation, though, and you won't encounter much trouble.
Repairing Your Double Entry Doors
Scratches can be repaired by using either a light sandpaper or steel wool, depending on how deep the scratch is. Use steel wool on shallow scratches. Stroke with the grain of the wood. The same technique can be applied to deeper scratches with sandpaper. Once you're done, you may need to reapply some paint or stain to match the new color with the old.
Double entry doors can get battered by the wind. This can loosen the doorframe and cause the doors to swing slightly off, nicking the floor or causing other problems. You may need to reinforce the fasteners that hold the door frame into place.
One pragmatic way to do that is to replace the bolts that hold the door hinges with 3" wood screws. These should be long enough to penetrate the wood studs.
Another problem you may encounter with double entry doors is that they may not latch together properly. Replacing your door knobs and latches can help this. The higher quality your door knob and lock, the greater the chance that it will last longer and work more effectively.
Homeowners get more and more advantages these days. Manufacturers are making doors more scratch resistant, more stain resistant and all around more durable for these common problems. Your double entry doors may never need to be repaired, but it's important to be ready to take on such a project if the need arises.