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Sticking Doors and Windows

When the doors and windows in your home become challenging to open and close, it can be a warning signal pointing to more extensive, underlying foundation issues. Alongside other symptoms like sagging floors, sticking doors and windows can manifest as serious problems such as foundation settlement. 

Foundation Support Specialists is a leading foundation repair company in Texas, with extensive experience in assisting homeowners to safeguard their homes from structural damage. If you’re experiencing issues with sticking doors and windows, don’t hesitate to contact us today

What Are Sticking Doors and Windows? 

Sticking doors and windows, characterized by difficulty or even inability to open and close smoothly, can be much more than a minor inconvenience. It often involves doors failing to fit properly into their frames, and this troubling phenomenon signals potential issues with your home’s structural integrity, and security.  

Accompanied signs might include drywall cracks around these areas, a strong indicator of foundation issues. The main culprits behind these symptoms are often foundation settlement and damaged crawl space supports. Addressing this promptly can prevent more severe home damage down the line. 

What Causes Sticking Doors and Windows? 

Sticking doors and windows can be triggered by a variety of factors including: 

  • Settling Foundations: Uneven foundation settling can cause floors to become uneven and interior walls to distort, resulting in doors and windows jamming in their frames. 
  • Deteriorating Crawl Space Supports: Issues like wood rot, overspanning, or water in your crawl space can lead to sagging floors above, pulling walls out of position and causing sticking doors and windows. 
  • Water Damage: Leaks and moisture can invade door and window frames, causing them to warp and swell, resulting in sticking issues. 

Other common causes encompass incorrect soil compaction, inadequate drainage, and natural shifts in the soil beneath your home. 

Can You Fix Sticking Doors and Windows? 

Absolutely, the solution to sticking doors and windows lies in addressing the underlying structural issues with expert foundation repair solutions. 

How Foundation Support Specialists Fixes Sticking Doors and Windows 

At Foundation Support Specialists, we employ a range of strategies and products to tackle sticking doors and windows, including: 

  • Stabilizing Foundations: We install foundation piers to secure settling foundations and potentially realign them to their original positions. We offer several types of piers to best suit your home’s needs. 
  • Repairing Crawl Spaces: Implementing crawl space jacks to mend sinking floors and level the walls can help restore doorways and window frames to level positions. 
  • Enhancing Foundation Drainage: Utilizing sump pumps among other solutions to prevent moisture-related issues and wood rot can help stop these issues from recurring. 
  • Strengthening Basement Walls: If your home has a basement, we can utilize steel I-beams, wall anchors, and/or carbon fiber reinforcements to mend and fortify bowing basement walls. 

Through our advanced products and techniques, we aim to permanently rectify issues of sticking doors and windows, giving your home the stability it requires. 

Why Address Sticking Doors and Windows Issues Now? 

Addressing sticking doors and windows promptly is the smart move for several reasons: 

  • Escalating Foundation Problems: Leaving the underlying problems unaddressed will only see them worsen over time. 
  • Frame Damage: Persistent sticking and jamming can lead to damage to your window and door frames. 
  • Structural Instability: Further foundation settling can pose a serious threat to your home’s structural stability. 
  • Increased Repair Costs: Ignoring these early signs will lead to more expensive repairs in the future. 

Temporary cosmetic repairs will merely conceal the issue for a brief period, eventually giving rise to more severe problems. FSS offer permanent, professional foundation repair solutions, designed to protect your home and prevent the recurrence of sticking issues. 

Contact Foundation Support Specialists for Solutions to Sticking Doors and Windows 

Experience a hassle-free living environment with Foundation Support Specialists’ custom solutions. Our expert team is ready to offer permanent solutions to put an end to the recurring problems of sticking and jamming doors and windows. Contact us today for a free estimate

FAQs

Aside from sticking doors and windows, be on the lookout for wall and ceiling cracks, uneven floors, and cracked bricks. 

While high humidity can cause minor sticking, severe cases are usually indicative of more serious structural issues. 

We advise against DIY solutions for foundation repairs as they often mask the underlying problems, which can lead to future damage. It’s recommended to consult with professionals for a thorough assessment and lasting solutions. 

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Our Locations

Austin

11615 Angus Rd
Suite 104B
Austin, TX 78758

Dallas

1945 W. Walnut Hill Ln.
Irving, TX  75038

Houston

6422 Lozano Dr.
Houston, TX 77041

San Antonio

18630 Goll St.
San Antonio, TX 78266