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Old 01-30-2014, 12:00 PM   #1
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Front door opened by its self and is now out of alignment from the frigid cold


Couple days ago it was -23 and we were sitting on the couch when the door just blew open front te wind and freezing cold. Now the door doesn't match with the strike plate. The door appears to be sitting above the strike plate now. Help? Lol thank you

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Old 01-30-2014, 12:12 PM   #2
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To check, close the door until the latch just touches the strike plate and mark it with a pencil at the top and bottom of the latch.
You may get lucky and it's just some hinge screws loose.
If that's not it then removing one of the screws and replacing it with another one at least 2-1/2" may pull the door back in place.
If it's to low then it's the top hinge, to high it's the bottom one.
Once it latches check the exposure from to bottom on the latch side. There should be about a 1/8" gap.
Any larger and the door may need to be reshimed.

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Old 01-30-2014, 01:07 PM   #3
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Is the door or jamb damaged or split at the hinge locations?
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It's very likely it's your foundation moving, causing the door to get out of adjustment.
Frost heaving.
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I wonder if when the door flew open if it was whipping hard enough if it didn't exacerbate the door condition.

I agree though...at -23...stuff if happening on the ground level.
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Why would they replace the strike plate?
If it was working before it should work now.
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Striker....?


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