Door Rubbing on Jamb

Has your door started rubbing due to the season or just because your newer home settled?  Typically a door can be motivated/adjusted/influenced into not rubbing on the door jamb with a good 3″ drywall/wood screw and a good drill/impact drill. 

First, you have to determine where the door is catching on the jamb.

Here is an example of a door rubbing on the header door jamb on the catch side

Remove one of the 1/2″ hinge screws in the lowest hinge(s). I recommend the screw closest to the doorstop of the jamb.

This will give you the best probability of catching the door framing stud. This will pull the door down away from the header jamb. Angle the screw towards the mid-area of the jamb and down as pictured below to pull the door in and down.

Impact drive the screw sufficiently to drop the door away from the header jamb. This allows the door to open and close smoothly.

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