How To Fix a Door Jam

The change from winter to summer affects your doors jamming due to wood swelling or doorways sagging.

Here are some handy tips from WORX to fix your troublesome doorway.

1. The simplest solution is often the most effective and with door jams it’s no different. Step inside the room so you cansee the hinge pins and examine the gap between the door and the frame. If the door is sagging and not sitting squarely, simply tighten the screws on the top hinge. Job done.

2. If it still doesn’t fit squarely though, you can take to the hinges with a deck of playing cards. A few thin playing cards slotted in between the hinges and the jamb work as great spacers and could be an easy, impressive fix to a tricky problem.

3. If the door has drastically warped and swelled due to high humidity, then you should be fine to make some adjustments with a planer or sander. If you choose this option, make sure you seal off every raw-wooded surface with paint or varnish to prevent the timber from absorbing moisture in the future and warping again. 

WORX have a range of handheld sanders, planers and multi-tools that are perfect for this kind of touch-up job. Find out more at

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