Steel doors are one of the most common door types used in residential homes. They are strong, durable, and come in a wide variety of colors and stylish designs, making them ideal for any home.

While they are typically easy to maintain, we want to make sure that, if something does come up, you have some know-how to take care of some simple troubleshooting.

Check out this video with our in-house service expert, Sylvain, on how to adjust

Hi this is Sylvain from Nordik Windows and Doors and I'm going to show you how to adjust a steel door.

This is a standard ball bearing hinge and this is a spring-loaded hinge. The purpose of a spring-loaded hinge is if the door is leading into a garage the door will close on its own. So if you have a car running in the winter time, the CO2 will not go into your house.

So the adjustment on a spring hinge is very simple. You'll insert your Allen key in the slot, rotate it away from the door, and then with your pin. You'll insert that all the way through.

Typically, when you have a self-closing hinge on a door, you put one on every hinge on that door so if there's three hinges. You'll put three in.

Now, I'm going to show you how to adjust a simple steel door. You'll have to push on the door in order to get the deadbolt to line up. There's a simple adjustment with the latch. This is the latch and the adjustment for it is right over here. So, if you want the door to close tighter, you'll pull this tongue out so that when you close the door you don't have to push it in order to lock it.

Now, I'm going to show you how to remove a simple Weiser doorknob. All you have to do is remove the two screws on the inside or just loosen them up. Then, take your handle and rotate it and then to reinstall it. You want to make sure that you put the screws on the inside of the house. You place your doorknob and then rotate it over the screws and then just tighten it up. There you have it!

Now I'm going to show you the weather stripping on a steel door, This is the magnetic strip and this is a magnet which actually sticks onto the steel door. These are the weather strip pads which seal off the corner and this is the Polyplex which prevents air infiltration.

A common thing with weather stripping pads is that clients think that they shouldn't be there because they feel it when they're closing the door but, rest assured, they're supposed to be there! It's there to prevent the draft in your door.

Pro Tip

Most people think weather stripping pads shouldn't be on the inside of the door frame because they feel it when they're closing the door. Rest assured, they're supposed to be there! Weather stripping pads help prevent the draft in your door.

Now, we're going to talk about lubricating and maintaining the door. I recommend spraying any door or window with silicone spray in the spring and the fall. So twice a year.

For lubricating the bottom of the door, I recommend spraying directly on the box sweep instead of spraying the door frame so that it's not slippery when you step on the door. Then, to demonstrate that, for spraying a hinge I recommend opening up the door and spraying it from the inside like so.

When you clean the glass I recommend any type of glass cleaner that's ammonia-free. You don't want to use Windex because Windex does have ammonia which will actually eat at the PVC on any door or window and it'll dry out the plastic.

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