I have a couple doors in my house that are having problems. I know that I likely have foundation problems, but I can't afford the $6000 - $10000 to have that fixed at the moment. I need an interim solution.
First is my bedroom door. The door meets the frame at the top at just about the midpoint of each. When it is closed as much as possible, there is still about a 3/4" gap at the knob side of the door. The door is pre-hung, and all of the hinge screws are firmly embedded in the door and the frame. I tried to rehang the door, but to no avail. I don't see an option other than to trim the top edge of the door. Any ideas?
Second is my front door. For a while I've had to push down to get the deadbolt to engage fully, but a few days ago, I was completely unable to lock it and had to resort to removing the strike plate. And in the past day or so, it has progressed to the point where the knob latch isn't catching either. I need an interim solution for this as well.
All the questions/answers I've found involve the hinge screws being loose and rebuilding the hole. That's not the problem here.
Also, this seems to be a seasonal issue with the worst of it in the summer, but it has never been this bad.
This is my bedroom door closed to its fullest and the small crack that has appeared above the corner.
This is my front door. You can see how the top edge has more space on the left (hinge side) than on the right. Also you can see how I've removed the strike plate from the deadbolt, which reveals how it is misaligned.
Edit As a follow-up, we had our foundation repaired this year. That fixed all of the spacing and fit issues. I still have an issue where the holes for the strike plate screws are stripped, but that's minor.