How do I repair two sagging interior doors?


I have 2 interior doors that sag and I want to fix. I assume there is an easier way than moving the door knob or taking out the old school hand held lathe. What are some good tips?

  6 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 08, 2019

    Hi Javier, Please explain what you mean by sag! Do you have a photo or two?

    • See 1 previous
    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Apr 08, 2019

      Bedroom--try moving the strike plate on door frame down just a little before you mess with door it's much easier;Garage door use some sand paper and sand off the top of the door where it's rubbing a little at a time to get it to quit rubbing when you shut it.

  • If it has not always sagged, check that the hinges are screwed in properly and that all the screws are in the hinge. If that is all good, a hand planer may be your only option.

  • Darla Darla on Apr 08, 2019

    Anita is right. It may be that your hinges have come loose from the door frame. Check to make sure they are screwed snug against the door frame. I have even seen where a small wedge has been put under a hinge where the woodwork has worn and door shifted but to do that you would have to take the door hinge off the frame side to insert the shim/wedge and then screw back into place. It all depends on why your door is sagging.

  • Rik Shafer Rik Shafer on Apr 08, 2019

    New hinges. It worked for me.

  • Javier Chavarria Javier Chavarria on Apr 08, 2019

    Ok, I hadn't considered that as a possible solution. Thanks

  • Teddy Teddy on Apr 20, 2019

    Replace your screws with ones that are 3 inches long. Otherwise you will have to constantly retighten your screws.

Your comment...