I’m looking for recommendations for a repairman/handyman in Lakewood/Littleton (Denver, Englewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, 80227, 80226, 80235, 80123, 80128, 80120, 80127). I’m planning on converting my condo, which is currently my primary residence, into a rental property in the next several months but I’d like to get my front door fixed.
Right now the door doesn’t have a good seal with the door jamb when closed. When the door is closed you can feel the cold air coming into the condo (which is really fun in winter in Colorado! lol). At night, when the door is closed if you’re standing outside the front door you can see through the cracks the lights from the living room. Also, it looks like the front door threshold is back about ½” from the outside door jamb (horizontal gap?) so that may be part of the issue. Does anyone know of or have a good repairman/handyman that they can recumbent to me who could fix this for me? Thanks in advance for the help!
You might try thumbtack. Are you going to replace the door? My guy is out a few weeks with a broken foot.
@Matt M. Thanks for the reply! I just checked out Thumbtack and it's really easy to post your job! Have you used them before? It sounds like a good idea my only concern is that I won't get a quality handyman to respond to my ad. I'll try it and hopefully I can get this issue fixed soon!
Regarding your question about replacing the door: I'd like to get someone in to inspect the door and see if they can fix it without buying a new door but I'm not opposed to buying a new door. I just don't want to buy a new door and still have the same air leak/seal problem that I'm having now.
I haven't used thumbtack. I used to use homeadvisor, but I can't get anyone to respond anymore to job inquiries.
As long as the framing around the door is square, etc, you could get a door like this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/JELD-WEN-36-in-x-80-in-...
And as long as the installer knows what he's doing, you should not get any leaks. You might also try the "nextdoor" app on your phone to see who your neighbors recommend.