Someone must have kicked in the door of the house I just bought. The door faces the sun all day long. It is really unsightly and doesn't seat well. I think this is a bit out of my hands to repair. My questions are:

  1. How much work will need to be done where the strike plates are?
  2. Is the door itself done for and should I buy a new door?
  3. Does the door need to be adjusted to make it so light doesn't come through? I have put new weather stripping in place but the light is still coming through where the door connects to the wall.

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You are ready for a new door and door jamb.

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    +1 The door itself, the jamb on the strike side, the stops around the door and the jamb on the hinge side all seem compromised. While it might be possible to fix everything, the amount of work involved by a skilled craftsperson would probably cost more than a new setup, and it would be difficult to get it all looking as good as a new unit.
    – bib
    Feb 4, 2014 at 13:13
  • I could not have put either answer or comment better myself
    – Jack
    Feb 4, 2014 at 22:43

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