Door Hardware Installation

You know that pesky door that doesn’t quite close right? Whether it squeaks, you must kick it to close or you have to lift a little on the handle to get it click shut, it’s easy to ignore – until it isn’t. Let us cross out that item on the honey-do list.

We always complete door hardware installations in accordance with the manufacture’s methods using the highest quality parts available. My wife and I guarantee the repair for a full year. We stand by our work and know it will last.

We keep your budget in mind. We always look to repair a broken door before considering a replacement. We will always put what’s best for our clients above our wallet.

door hardware installation near me, We are based in Mineola, Texas and our service area is roughly 1 hour away.

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Door Hardware Installations

A necessary door repair can be a security risk, don’t let it go unaddressed. Our door handle installation service will give you the best repair or replacement available. We have done everything from entire door frame repairs to moving a strike plate, so your door clicks into place. We make every repair as if it were on our own home and offer customized solutions to your unique needs.

Door Repair Example Photos

If you need your door, door frame or its hardware repaired give us a call. We can save you money over a door replacement and upgrade the security of your home while we are at it.

The longer screws in the photo are to resist a kick-in attempt. These screws reach to the structure of the house, not just the decorative outer piece of the frame. These screws can also be added at the hinges, giving strength to the entire door. This is standard with our door repair and replacements. It is one of the many ways we go above and beyond for our clients.

Here are some photos of work that we have done.

A list of the services we provide can be found on our page Handyman Services Page

 
 
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Door Repair Tip

Got a DIYer in your home? Try some of these easy self-solutions:

Do you have a wood screw that is stripped out? Take some wood glue and toothpicks and fill the hole. Once it’s dry, cut it flush and replace the screw.

Want to keep your toothpicks for baking or have an extra 3/8th inch wooden dowel left over from an art project? Clear out the holes with a 3/8th inch drill bit, insert the dowel with wood glue and leave to dry. Once done, cut and sand the wood flat, make a 1/8th inch pilot hole and reinstall the door hardware. This makes for a strong repair.

These solutions will work provided the rest of the wood is not rotted and is strong enough to handle the repair. The example photo gives you an idea of what this would not work on.

These same repairs can be used for door hinges as well!

Not ready to do-it-yourself? That’s okay! We service Mineola and the surrounding areas of East Texas; including Tyler and Longview.

Barn Door Installs

Installation of barn doors requires a set of tools not everyone has. Brian’s Pro Handyman has you covered. From ladders and a laser level to a drill for lag bolts and a good set of Allen wrenches, we’ve got all the tools to hang a barn door.

A good, experienced helper makes the job go quick, allowing us to take minimal time out of your schedule while giving the quality you deserve. We make sure the door not only is installed correctly but take time to make sure it does not knock on the door or floor trim. Many times, this requires slight modification to secure a ‘just-right’ fit. We have the expertise and know-how to accomplish this.

Barn Door Repairs

Common issues that we have seen and repaired include:

  • Lag bolts missing the wall studs, leading to doors that don’t shut right or are difficult to close.
  • Improperly installed or missing header board – this causes the door to hit the trim, damaging your home
  • Doors that have completely fallen out of the wall due to being incorrectly installed

 

Send us a text with photos, we would love to help make your barn doors look like they were meant to.

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How to install a door handle with lock

Does your husband (or wife) want to take repairs into their own hands? Try some of these quick tips for replacing door hardware:

  1. Locate the two screws holding the knob assembly together.
  2. With a Phillips screwdriver remove the screws.
  3. Next, remove the two screws holding the latch assembly in the door edge.
  4. Open the packaging for your new doorknob.
  5. Position the new doorknob with the holes lined up with the door
  6. Tighten the two screws in place, alternating from side to side until the door knob is tight.

This works well when there are no other issues. Worn hinges, out of square doorframe or the door latch no longer lining up with the strike plate requires additional steps. We can help with those.

Deadbolt Lock Installation

Need a new deadbolt, but the doorknob is fine? Try these self-help steps:

  1. Locate the screws holding the lock in place.
  2. Remove each half and set aside
  3. Remove the old latch assembly with the two screws in the edge of the door.
  4. Insert new latch assembly into the door
  5. Secure it with the provided two screws
  6. Put the two halves of the lock through the door. Make sure to align the latch pin through the new latch assembly.
  7. Line up the two screws on each half and tighten until secure.

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Door Replacement

How to line up the screws when installing a doorknob

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When lining up screw holes in a doorknob repair, the drill goes on the floor. This is not a place where a power tool can be used – stripping out the hole or cross-threading is a real threat. If not done correctly by hand, the time necessary to replace it can increase. Over the years, I have developed a ‘feel’ for it, though it is possible to do it yourself.

 

One trick I use to avoid cross-threading is to turn the screws backwards until a ‘click’ is both heard and felt. This happens when the screws threads drop into the post base. That indicates that I am in the right position and ready to start turning the screw the right way. I hand turn it three or four times, until it sits there without my needing to hold it. Once that is done, I am able to take the screwdriver to run the screws in the rest of the way.