Most of the information I find on fixing doors out of square address adjusting the DOOR to fit the frame. But what if the FRAME is not square?
In my case, it appears that the head jamb is way out of level, with the hinge side a full 5/8Ã¢â‚¬ lower than the latch side. To make matters worse, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure this condition changes with the seasons. In the summer, I believe the difference is less than the current winter conditions. This house is only about 12 years old, and this door has been a problem from the start (though IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure it is getting worse).
This is our bedroom door, and my wife insists that we need to be able to close and lock the door to keep the children out. (Can you sense my urgency?)
How can this be fixed? Is this something I can do (IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m only moderately handy), or is it a job for a professional carpenter? There are three other doors, in the same general area (head of the stairs) that exhibit similiar problems, though none as dramatic as this door.
Thanks for any guidance you can provide,