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I've got an exterior door that isn't tight to the weather stripping on the latch side.

The door is level and plumb.

The door has a deadbolt and separate knob lock.

If I bring the knob strike plate closer to the middle of the jamb I can get the door to sit more flush with the weather stripping but there is still a gap. Further, by doing this, the latch is at the edge of strike plate and kind of sticks when opening/closing.

I've read elsewhere that this could be due to the frame being warped. Is there anything I can do without re-framing the door?

  • is the gap between the door and the weatherstripping parallel for the whole length of the door? Perhaps it needs repositioning. – Solar Mike May 23 at 10:04
  • more or less, yes – Alex May 23 at 10:04
  • do you thing the hinges need to come in? – Alex May 23 at 10:04
  • reposition the weatherstripping. The door should meet the frame properly anyway. – Solar Mike May 23 at 10:05
  • how so? it sits in a premade channel – Alex May 23 at 10:05

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