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I can't afford a new door so how can I repair it.

How much will it cost me to install a new door

marked as duplicate by RedGrittyBrick, Daniel Griscom, Tyson, Machavity, mmathis Feb 15 at 13:40

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  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. You may want to replace your roommate when you replace your door. That said, cost estimates are off-topic here. – Daniel Griscom Feb 12 at 0:13

In that condition, unless you get a steel cover plate to repair it, it's time to replace the door. Look for this item:


  • I agree as the tools to repair that much damage can get fairly involved. – Ed Beal Feb 12 at 0:21
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    I agree as well and most attempted repairs will not be as strong as the original wood side rail of the door. – Michael Karas Feb 12 at 2:11

Put little wooden screw or small nails/studs into the wooden door and apply the m-seal on it with mixture of wood powder, and colour it with same paint.

Note: Make sure m-seal and wooden mixture not go inside the latch/lock mechanism

  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement? What's "m-seal"? (Please edit the info into your answer; thanks.) – Daniel Griscom Feb 12 at 13:49

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