How To Fix A Storm Door That Won T Close?

Open the door and jiggle it up and down a bit to see what’s loose.

If the door frame moves when you jiggle the door, drive 3/16 screws into the loose areas to re-secure the frame.

Test to see if the door closes straight and tight.

If your door is still loose, it’s time to tighten the hinge screws.

Why is my storm door sagging?

It’s common for storm doors to sag due to years of use or wear and tear, but it can be bothersome when a storm door won’t close properly. Most storm doors have metal frames screwed to a wood molding. The door might sag, scrape or bump the doorjamb when the screws or molding become loose.

How do you adjust a storm door?

If the door slams shut or closes too slowly, adjust the pneumatic cylinder:

  • To slow the closing, turn the screw on the end of the pneumatic cylinder clockwise.
  • To speed up the closing, turn the screw counterclockwise.

How do you make a storm door close all the way?

Turn the adjusting screw on storm door closers to make them close smoothly and securely. We’ll show you how to adjust a storm door so it closes perfectly. By simply turning a screw, you can fix the door so it won’t slam shut or be hard to pull closed. If you can use a screwdriver, you can fix this problem.