How to repair custom entry doors
How to Repair Custom Entry Doors
Fixing custom entry doors isn't as hard as it may seem. Bold homeowners may choose the do-it-yourself route, but, if you get in over your head, don't be afraid to call the professionals. One strong push toward professional repair work is that custom entry doors are customarily big-ticket items, and the company that sold it to you or installed it should readily do service calls.
Fixing Custom Entry Doors
The most popular type of custom entry doors are made of wood. So, naturally, wood repair jobs are the most common. A good thing about wood is that some things are easy to fix. Minor scratches can be remedied with steel wool. Stroke the scratch along the grain of the wood and the scratch will be much less visible.
For larger scratches, try fine grit sandpaper. If this ruins the stain, then match the color, blending it in with the door.
Fixing Glass in Custom Entry Doors
Custom entry doors often come with window inserts. If these are ever cracked or broken, the most likely repair choice is replacement. This would require some basic tools, gloves, and above all, care and patience. Handling broken glass requires diligent attention in order not to cut or injure your fingers.
Measure the opening for the new glass. It is ideal to have the replacement window first. Carefully remove any loose glass, then remove the frame and carefully remove the remaining glass. A small broom and dust pan can help with the cleanup. Insert the new glass with a thin layer of glazing compound along the frame.