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 ==== ====Watch this amazing videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aauZmSnacw ==== ====As with windows, doors come in many different sizes and materials. Examples of materials arewood, metal, fiberglass, glass, acrylic and composite. Styles include solid core, hollow core, raised panel, flat panel, louvered, bifold, bypass, accordion,pocket, hinged, tracked, fire, pet, garage, patio, "French", "Dutch", double and so forth. Each door has specification requirements for its use. With their many components and functions,doors are a bit more complicated than windows but some of the information is similar. Don't get distracted by door descriptions. When inspecting you will be looking for the physicalcondition and operation of the door and also making sure that the proper door is being used. Requirements for interior doors are less restrictive than for exterior doors. Exterior doors may beused on the interior of the building but an interior door should not be used for an exteriorapplication. In other words, a hollow core door should not be used for an exterior exit door. This is not only forsecurity reasons but also hollow core doors do not provide adequate insulating properties andresistance to weathering. In addition, a solid core fire rated door is required between the living space and the attachedgarage. I will elaborate more on the fire door requirements below. Begin your inspection at the front door, which is usually the first door encountered when enteringthe home. Look at the front door. Is there anything that jumps out at you? Is it a solid core exterior door? How do you determine if it is a solid core door? Knock on the face of the door with your knuckles to hear if it sounds solid. If you are not sure, trycomparing the sound made by knocking on an interior hollow core bypass closet door. The solidcore door will create a dull noise and the hollow core door will sound like a wooden drum. As you approach the door, look at the way it hangs in the jamb (the trim material that makes upthe frame surrounding the door). 
 
Check the reveal (the space between the door and the frame or jamb). Is the gap in the reveal relatively even? An eighth of an inch variance in this area is common. Anymore than that could be due to loose hinges, deterioration or poor installation. Next, inspect the condition of the door face or surface. Is it deteriorated, scratched or damaged inany way? Hollow core doors and even solid core doors with a veneer skin may delaminate whensubjected to severe weather conditions. Are there any cracks in the door edge around the latch? Front exterior wood doors often have panels. Check to see if any of the panels are cracked ordamaged. Front exterior doors may also have glazing (glass) panels. Check to see if any of the glazing iscracked, broken or has lost its seal. Is the glass tempered? Next, open the door, straddle the front edge of the door and grab hold of the knobs. Gently lift upusing your legs (NOT your back or arms) to determine if the doorknob is tight and the hinges arewell secured to the jamb. If you notice a lot of play or movement at the hinge area, it may simplymean that the screws are loose. Tightening them with the proper screwdriver may resolve thissymptom. Sometimes the hinge screws are fine but the hinge pin may be worn. In that case thehinge may need to be replaced. Once you have made certain the hinges are secure recheck the reveal around the door. Securingthe hinges may correct some if not the entire reveal problem. If the door did not latch properlybefore, that problem may also be corrected by tightening the hinges. Next, check to see if the door will actually latch. You would be amazed how many times I encountered doors that did not latch. The homeownerswere often surprised and commented, "We never close that door." I replied, "Well I can certainlyunderstand that but the new owners might want it to latch for some reason. Doors that do not latch could indicate a number of issues discussed below. Make a note at thispoint if the door does not latch. Does the door stick in the frame at any point, drag on the floor covering or bind at the striker plateof the latch? The striker plate is the metal plate screwed into the doorjamb where the latch catchesto secure the door. Does the door swing open or close on its own? Is there any unusual noise or squeaks when the door is opened, closed or latched? Do the knobs and door lock operate properly or do they need some lubrication or possibleadjustments? Sometimes just tightening the screws of the hardware will eliminate problems. I often noticed that when the doorknob screws were positioned top to bottom instead of side toside, the privacy lock would not work properly. Check the orientation of the doorknob screws. They
 
should be parallel with the floor. Check to see if the deadbolt latches are able to fully extend into the mortise hole in the jamb. If thedeadbolt latch does not fully extend, the bolt can be pushed back into the unlocked position. Try this if you have access to a deadbolt lock. With the door open, engage the deadbolt part way.Stop before you hear the "click" of the lock mechanism. Push on the bolt. You will actually be ableto push the bolt back into the door with your finger. Push on the bolt after you hear the "click." Thebolt will not move. If you are not able to hear or feel the "click" when locking the deadbolt, the lock is not properlyengaged. The mortise hole in the jamb is not deep enough to allow the bolt to travel far enough tofully engage. It is not secure. Home inspectors will report on the presence of double deadbolt locks. Some will report them as ahazard. Double deadbolts are those locks that can only be opened from the outside or the insidewith a key. My reports used to say this: FYI: A locked double deadbolt lock could be a hazard in the event of an emergency if the key isnot available. I recommend double deadbolt locks be replaced before the home inspector arrives. Check the striker plates in the jamb. If the striker plates are loose, damaged or missing, repair orreplace them. Check the jamb itself. Is it split, damaged, deteriorated or water stained? Make a note on any ofthese conditions. Home inspectors and termite contractors carefully investigate water stains found arounddoorframes. Water intrusion is a serious issue particularly when addressing walls and exteriorsiding. Exterior doors will need to be weather-stripped. There should not be any light passing in aroundthe door from the exterior. Pay particular attention to the sweep at the bottom of the door. Weather-stripping is inexpensiveand easy to install. The bottom sweep can usually be adjusted downward to sweep the thresholdproperly. Is there a doorstopper preventing the knob from hitting the wall? As you move into other areas of the building, check the condition and operation of any bifold,bypass and accordion closet doors. Along with the considerations mentioned above, they shouldslide in the tracks and operate with ease without coming off the track or dragging the floorcovering. Broken mirrors on bypass closet doors should be replaced. When checking any interior or exterior double doors, determine if the pins of the secondary door

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