Where to Buy Door Replacement Parts

Where to Buy Door Replacement Parts

Quality door manufacturers make doors designed to last several years, even decades, after installation. Although we may not think much about it, doors are one of the most used products in our homes. They withstand our constant opening, closing, and sometimes slamming as well as the battering of inclement weather and even break-in attempts. With all this wear and tear, eventually, doors need some maintenance and repairs to continue to be of good use to us. 

If you're not quite ready to replace the entire door and are ready to DIY some repairs you may be looking for replacement parts. In this post, we'll introduce you to common door parts, discuss navigating warranties, and point you in the right direction for where to buy door replacement parts. Keep reading to learn more.

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What to do when you have a problem with your doors

Unless your door has been split in half or has a chunk taken out of it, you should be able to fix it yourself by finding the replacement parts. You can DIY it or give your handyman the new parts to make your bill a bit more affordable. Here is how we recommend you should get started.

Identify problem parts

The part you need depends on what is wrong with your door. Start by trying to figure out where the problem is located and what parts impact it. Be aware that you might not need only one new part. Instead, the problem could have impacted multiple parts of the door. When examining the broken door, pay attention to all of the potential problem areas. Some of the common parts that could be causing a problem on doors include:

  • Hinges
  • Rollers
  • Handles
  • Locking hardware

Even if one of those parts isn't related to the current issue, it is best to check their functionality anyway. If you have to take the door apart or get someone in to do it anyway, you may as well fix as many things at once as you can.

Identify the type of door you have

First, figure out which company manufactured your door if you can. That can help you later on if you want to use a warranty. However, it can also guarantee that you buy parts that will work on your specific door. Buying from the manufacturer for the specific door gives you a better chance than getting them from Amazon or another manufacturer. 

You also want to keep it simple. Figure out what type of door you have. The various types of doors function quite differently from each other and will have different parts. Here are some examples of common types of doors:

  • Single door (hinged)
  • Double door/French door (hinged)
  • Sliding patio door (how many panels)
  • Folding patio door (how many panels)
  • Pivot door

Find & review your warranty

If you weren't the one who installed the door and have lived on the property for a while, you aren't likely to still have a functional warranty. Here are the two options for the direction you can go from here:

Yes, I have the warranty.

If you have a warranty, great! Read through it to figure out what kind of breakages and parts the warranty covers. The manufacturer will likely replace those parts for free. Depending on the warranty, they might even be willing to send someone out to do the work for you. 

If you know the manufacturer but aren't sure about whether you have a warranty or not, you can always contact them to check. Before you make the phone call, it is helpful to have: 

  • Product name
  • Year installed
  • Photos & videos of the problem

Try to have all of this information on hand to make the process smoother.

No, I don’t have the warranty.

If you don't have a warranty, then there is still a possibility that you can find the parts you need for a reduced price. Find the retailer name, the name of the installer, or the manufacturer's name. It could be an installation or manufacturing issue that is covered even without a warranty. If you decide to contact one of these parties about the broken parts, still have all of the information listed above on hand.

Where to buy door replacement parts

Buying door replacement parts is a matter of whether or not you want to contact the manufacturer. First, you can try to find authentic replacement parts from the same manufacturer that made your door. If you decide that isn't the route you want to go, you still have options. Look for parts from other sources like those listed below.

Should I repair or replace my door?

It can be difficult to know whether you should repair or replace your door. The decision comes depending on what kind of breakage the door has. You can easily fix certain issues like drafts and leaks. However, if the issue is cosmetic, you can also repair the door with ease.

If the damage to the door affects its security, it is likely better to replace it. The age of the door also has a substantial impact on your decision to repair or replace it. An old or outdated entry door is often not worth repairing. Costs often add up quite quickly on old doors once they begin to break.

Ready to look at new door options? Check out our product catalog to look through new exterior doors including front doors, patio doors, and luxury big doors. 

Brennan Enterprises is a window and door company located in Arlington, Texas. We've provided window and door replacement services to our Dallas-Fort Worth neighbors for over 40 years.

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