How to Replace Storm Door Hinges How to Replace Storm Door Hinges

What You'll Need
Replacement hinges
An assistant

Storm door hinges may need to be replaced from time to time. They can become sticky, and cause damage to the door itself if they are left in disrepair. Fortunately, the replacement process is simple.

Step 1 - Remove the Door

You will need to remove the storm door entirely to access the hinges. Use a screwdriver and tap the pins in the hinge to remove them. The door should slide up and off the frame at that point. This is where having an assistant can be helpful. Some doors are very heavy, and a friend can help you move it to a safe place.

Step 2 - Remove the Hinges

The hinges can be removed by unscrewing them from the frame. 

Step 3 - Place New Hinges

You should be able to simply place the new hinges in the same place the old ones were at. This will make it easy for you to line them up properly if you use the holes that have already been drilled. Use your level to ensure the hinges line up evenly before you replace the door.

Step 4 - Install the Door

The door should slide easily back on the hinges. Have your assistant hold the door in place as you place the hinge pins. Secure the pins, and test the door. It should open and close with no dragging or jerkiness. 

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