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Sticking Doors and Windows

Are you having trouble opening or closing your home’s doors and windows? Scraping the floor or door jamb, refusing to budge, and requiring extra force to open doors can be more than just a minor inconvenience. In fact, it might be a red flag pointing to significant structural challenges, particularly issues with your home’s foundation. 

West Virginia’s unique terrain and weather conditions can exacerbate such structural problems, making it crucial to address these concerns with urgency. 

Basement Authority of West Virginia is the state’s leading foundation repair specialist. Since our inception, we have dedicated ourselves to assisting West Virginia homeowners in identifying and resolving structural issues that compromise their home’s safety and stability. This guide is crafted to enlighten you on how to effectively tackle and prevent the problem of sticking doors and windows, safeguarding your home for years to come. 

What Causes Sticking Doors and Windows? 

Sticking doors and windows in West Virginia homes often result from: 

  • Foundation Settlement – The inconsistency in the settling of foundations can misalign your home’s structure. This misalignment leads to cracked walls and uneven floors, eventually causing doors and windows to stick. 
  • Uneven Floors – Damaged foundations often result in uneven flooring. As the floors shift out of alignment, they can force doors and windows to become misaligned and stuck. 
  • Humidity and Moisture – West Virginia’s varying climate conditions contribute to moisture accumulation, leading to swollen wooden frames. The resulting warped frames and sagging floors cause sticking doors and windows. 

Can You Fix Sticking Doors and Windows? 

Certainly! When you encounter sticking doors and windows in your home, it’s often a symptom of foundational issues. The primary reason for this problem is the shifting or settling of your house’s foundation over time. This movement can distort the shape and alignment of door and window frames, leading to sticking. To fix sticking doors and windows effectively, it’s essential to address these foundational concerns. 

Basement Authority of West Virginia’s Approach to Sticking Doors and Windows 

We adopt a comprehensive strategy to address these problems, beginning with a thorough inspection: 

  • Inspection: The first step is to have a professional inspect your foundation. Our inspectors can identify any issues such as cracks, sinking, or uneven settling. This step is crucial as it determines the underlying cause of the sticking doors and windows.  
  • Foundation Piers – In cases where foundation repair is necessary, piers are an excellent solution to stabilize your sinking foundation and may also lift it back to its original position. 
  • Crawl Space Supports – Where required, specialized supports are installed to reverse sagging floors and realign your home’s structure. 
  • Drainage Systems – Pooling water can exacerbate foundation repair needs. Adequate drainage is crucial to prevent moisture-related issues; hence we deploy sump pumps and other moisture-control methods where necessary. 

In basement-equipped homes, we enhance structural integrity with steel beams and wall anchors for durable results. 

Basement Authority of West Virginia offers state-of-the-art solutions such as IntelliJack™ crawl space support jacks and SettleStop™ helical piers, ensuring a lasting fix for your sticking doors and windows. 

Why Address Sticking Doors and Windows Immediately? 

Ignoring these issues can lead to escalated damage, including compromised door and window frames and a heightened risk of structural failure. Delaying professional intervention can also increase future repair costs. 

Temporary fixes are just that – temporary. They fail to address the underlying cause, leading to a recurrence of the problem, often in a more severe form. Rely on Basement Authority of West Virginia for dependable, long-lasting solutions. 

Contact Basement Authority of West Virginia for Solutions to Sticking Doors and Windows 

Experiencing stubborn doors and windows? Allow Basement Authority of West Virginia to conduct a comprehensive foundation assessment and provide tailored solutions. 

Our skilled team guarantees not just immediate alleviation but enduring solutions. Contact us to schedule your free, no-obligation estimate today

FAQs

In West Virginia, foundation damage can arise from various factors, including moisture-related issues and soil instability. Soil erosion and soil type can play a significant role in the gradual sinking and misalignment of foundations. 

West Virginia’s soil composition varies, but areas with erodible soil can undermine foundation stability. Erosion during heavy rains and storms can weaken foundation support, leading to settlement and damage. 

DIY foundation repair is highly discouraged. It requires specific tools and expertise. Attempting it on your own can lead to injuries or exacerbate the issue. Trust the expertise of Basement Authority of West Virginia for safe and effective foundation repairs.

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