Is your door sagging? If you encounter this problem, it is likely that you will need a new hinge. Repairing a door hinge can seem stressful if you have no experience of this type of work, but it is not mandatory.

Here is a step-by-step guide to fixing it.

The first step in repairing your door hinge or door hook (which is also known as drkrok in the Norwegian language) is to determine the extent of the damage and whether to repair or completely replace the existing hinge.


If the damage is minor, it may simply be to tighten the hinge with a screwdriver. The screws may loosen over time and cause the door to sag. If the screw does not tighten, a different action may be appropriate. Invest in a long screw that will penetrate deeper into the door frame and, therefore, will hold the door in place better.


If your efforts to repair the hinge have failed, replacing the door hinge is often the next step. If you have never replaced a door hinge, these tips will help you do it quickly. The first step is to remove the broken hinge. Be sure to leave the rest of the door and remove only the hinge.

Before replacing the hinge, make sure the door is in the right place. Use a piece of wood as a corner to make sure the door stays in the required position. In this position, make sure there is equal space at the top and bottom of the door.