Door Adjustment

At some point, almost every door in your home or office will need to be adjusted. Whether it’s because of wear and tear, paint buildup, or changes in humidity, doors can start to stick, rub, or just not line up correctly. When this happens, it’s important to adjust the door so that it functions properly.

There are three main adjustment points on a door: the hinges, the strike plate, and the door knob. By adjusting these points, you can usually get a door working properly again. Let’s take a closer look at each of these adjustment points.


If the hinges are beginning to rub against the frame, you may need to adjust the hinges. The hinges are what allow a door to swing open and closed. 

The strike plate

The strike plate is the metal plate that is mounted to the door frame and is where the latch or bolt of the door catches when the door is closed. It is usually not in the same place as the latch or bolt but is offset so that when the door is properly closed, the latch or bolt will be lined up in the strike plate.

If your door is not latching or bolting properly, it may be due to the strike plate being misaligned. Please note that this is a relatively easy process, but it is always best to consult a professional if you are unsure.

The door knob

If your door knob is loose or the door isn’t closing properly, you may need to adjust the door.

If your doors are having any issues such as binding, sticking, or not closing properly, our team at Lockout Locksmiths can help. We have over 10 years of experience adjusting doors of all types – from heavy wooden doors to lightweight aluminum doors. We can even adjust doors that are automated.

If you’re experiencing any problems with your doors, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll be happy to come out and take a look. We’ll let you know what the problem is and how we can fix it. In most cases, we can make the adjustment on-site and have your doors working properly in no time.