Why Your French Doors Won’t Close Properly

Are your French doors becoming an everyday frustration? No matter what you try, do they stubbornly refuse to close as they should? Well, in this video, we’re about to unveil some ingenious solutions to breathe new life into your French doors. But that’s not all – we’ll also dive into the world of retrofitting and explore top-notch window installation options from industry leaders like Anlin, Milgard, and Pella. With this knowledge, you’ll be equipped to make a well-informed decision when it’s time to upgrade your home’s windows.

To rejuvenate your French doors and restore their perfect closure, you’ll require a trusty 3/16th Allen wrench and possibly a flathead screwdriver. The 3/16th Allen wrench will become your best friend as it empowers you to fine-tune the top, middle, and bottom hinges of your doors.

The secret to a harmoniously functioning door lies in the precise alignment of its top and bottom hinges. When these hinges are not perfectly adjusted, your door’s performance suffers. For instance, if the top right corner of your door is slanting downward, it’s time to give the top hinge some attention. Conversely, if the top right corner is reaching for the sky, the bottom hinge demands your adjustment skills.

But here’s a pro tip: start by tackling the middle hinge. To do this, you must first remove the cap at the bottom of the middle hinge. It’s a cinch with a flathead screwdriver. Once the cap is out of your way, wield your 3/16th Allen wrench to make those crucial adjustments. A twist to the left elevates the door, while a twist to the right brings it downward. Achieve that perfect balance, secure the hinges at the top and/or bottom, and don’t forget to replace the cap to finish the job. This nifty technique works wonders for fine-tuning any Anlin French door, including those with sidelights.

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