Door Repair

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The Ultimate Handyman Repair door every week!

We repair jambs that are split in half, doors that were kicked in by the police (or mad boyfriends), doors that have the hardware stripped off by burglars, or even if you were locked in, and in a mad rage you decided to brake out of your own place. We repair it.

No matter what the excuse is, the damage is always almost the same, and we repair it so your security deposit is paid back to you, or even better, your mom will never find out… Now the price is not always cheap! Keep reading…

Some doors are so unique, that repairing it will feel like you are paying to repair a time-machine. I know this one looked like a Tardis.

When we have to reproduce parts, take the doors to our shop, or make silicone molds of specific parts, it gets crazy! So you get the just of it… Its expensive.

More expensive than buying a new door and less expensive than ordering a new one, just like the first crazy person who paid for it in the first place.

Some doors are custom made and custom installed, some are made out of materials that makes repairing it, just impossible! Specially glass doors that presented problems closing or opening after an earthquake, the solution for many of these cases, is usually buying new doors. 

Some doors are so cheap, that its not smart fixing it!

But many people choose repairing it for the wrestle-free repair, as opposed to ordering new doors, which includes trying to order the same thing, matching sizes, hardware, glass options, waiting for the delivery, having to refinish it to match and, only then, it comes the installation. 

In addition, too many things can go wrong and end up costing the same as repairing it, which initially the price would have been higher! Go figure! This is not an exact science, you must know it, and accept that to solve your doors problem, the price is the determinant of a good job or so,so… you choose it and expect likewise. There is no shortcut to good results. Some people choose to pay for it. Some people go to Home Depot, or hire the craigslist killer to do this work… Its your call.

The Ultimate Handyman is a company that has the most experienced doors repairers in Los Angeles. We have repaired  interior doors that jammed and were forcibly opened by tenants. The doors were in a way that looked like a swat team had forcibly made their way into those rooms. The resident explained that those doors was lightly pushed and gave in easily, but at that point who cares? We repaired it, replaced some jambs and painted the door and the door jamb. The only pain left was the bill. Yes, these things are not cheap! Sometimes it is cheaper to replace them by new ones! So keep that in mind.

Some doors can be repaired from the damage that is done by the sun, we repair it by sanding it smooth and applying coats of varnish. We sand it so it doesn’t get stuck with multiple layers of varnish close to the sliding parts, Which is a common problem of people who try to take care of these things themselves or hiring any handyman to do it.

Some doors are easy to repair or replace for the Grace of God. We can’t explain it, but some jobs go super smooth, and the angels watch over us. This one perhaps we were in church, it didn’t give us any headaches.

Once in a blue moon, a pocket door repair is easy! Generally its always a pain in the butt! But we repair these doors nonetheless. If its not locking, it may be as simple as opening or adjusting the latching plate. If its not sliding, if I am lucky and you have Haffelle hardware, the replacement is easy but the parts are expensive. If you are lucky to have a cheapo, I may make it work temporarily, not give you any warranty and I will recommend Hafelle as a replacement.

We also repaired a french door that was attacked by the lovely dog named Boomer, our task was not only repair the damage to the trims and jamb, but also make it unappetizing for the 4-legged friend. After our door repairing mission was accomplished the dog never tried to gnaw on it anymore, perhaps the smell of the resin we use is picked up by their sensitive noses as inedible…There are some doors that repairing is really easy and takes less than a few minutes, exterior doors that are catching are usually fixed with the tightening of a few screws at the hinges or a simple shaving. Some screen doors only need an adjustment and it will open and close like new.

But sometimes door repairs can also be tricky. So tricky that replacement is the most reasonable solution. Our technician will be able to tell you a few minutes after inspecting it. But the good news is that now you can get a better door that wont get it damaged like this ever more.

On the top of doing residential door repairs, we do commercial door repairs all over Los Angeles. Los Angeles is a megalopolis and being such a big city, the police and burglars generate enough business for us to keep a full-time employee working only to take care of windows and doors. The same guy is scheduled to do work on wooden doors, wooden windows and wood element of a door.

Also for Trims, jambs, sills, stoppers, headers, panels, bores, hinges, no matter how the wood door or window  is damaged, we know how to repair it. Give us a call and your door problems will go away.

If you do more than one door, you can also get a deal on the top of the good work that you get when hiring us.

A door can be damaged in many different ways, for instance take the case of this patio door repair that we performed in West Hollywood. This client called saying that his kid was playing with his friends and ran right through a screen and the glass door!

The door repair was easy, the difficult was looking at the 20 stitches that the teenager had in his right tight and 20 stitches in his right hand. It was wild! The kid never saw the double sliding door closed and run right into it! We repaired the screen door by fixing the frame and replacing the screen, we repaired the sliding glass door by replacing the double pan glass panels. Now you know that exterior door repair, wood door repairs, and sliding patio doors are easy for us, just give us a call and lets discuss your specific case.

Door casings are just as important than the doors themselves, Neglecting to choose and install the correct door casing may result in a cheap-looking door.

When it comes to entry door repairs, we know the secret to re-establishing the rigidity necessary to make a damaged door solid again.  The experience necessary to perform door repair services only comes with dealing with many different situations and years of trying different products and testing the results. Since 1996 we have been called by many customers to perform front door repairs, pocket door repairs, door frame repairs and many others, therefore, we have it down to a science.

We use fiberglass reinforced resins and epoxies that bond with the wood, metal, or fiberglass better than the original materials. We insert metal pins in weak points to make the door solid again, saving you a bundle.

When it comes to entry door repairs, we know the secret to re-establishing the rigidity necessary to make a damaged door solid again.  The experience necessary to perform door repair services only comes with dealing with many different situations and years of trying different products and testing the results. Since 1996 we have been called by many customers to perform front door repairs, pocket door repairs, door frame repairs and many others, therefore, we have it down to a science.

We use fiberglass reinforced resins and epoxies that bond with the wood, metal, or fiberglass better than the original materials. We insert metal pins in weak points to make the door solid again, saving you a bundle.

We use the same techniques for interior door repairs as well, so you can rest assured that a door repair is just as good as installing a new door, but for much less money.

Give us a call today and give some of the details of you door repair needs and we should be able to price it right over the phone, no wrestles, no pushy sales man, just a handyperson (to be politically correct because I am a man) ready to help! Los Angeles and adjacent cities only!  Call now!!

We can also install doors where regular swinging doors would not be possible, but we build sliding doors that open and close as intended, keeping the room private, sparing space and easily repairable if damaged in any way. Call us and we will answer all of you questions.

RELATED LINKS: 

For ADA doors

For Dry rot repair 

For Door casings, crown molding or trims

For Commercial Doors With Panic Bars 

For all areas and zip codes where we provide constructions services, additions and remodels.  

We truly hope we have helped you today, either with needed information or knowledge, but if you still have the problem and want it resolved, feel free to call us at 323-651-0635 and we will be glad to send you an technician to solve your particular problem.

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