Loose Door Hinge Repair Tip

Sagging doors are often the result of loose hinges caused by hinge screws that don’t bite into the door jamb. A quick fix for this problem is to fill in the door jamb’s so the screw will remain secure. To do that, we used a wooden golf tee.

To repair a loose door hinge:

  1. Remove the loose screws.
  2. Coat a wooden golf tee with glue.
  3. Tap the tee into the hinge screw hole with a hammer.
  4. Score the tee with a utility knife flush with the mortise.
  5. Break the tee off even with the bottom of the mortise.
  6. Allow the glue to dry.
  7. Reinstall the hinge and screws in the holes.

No more sagging door!