We have a custom size (large, wide and tall) storm door on the front of our home. Its an Anderson/Emco made one.
It has hinges of this type:
Which essentially are metal with the whole door mass riding on little polymer washers and pins. Its clear the mass isnt evenly distributed between pins, so some have worn. The wear is less than 1mm, but it's enough that it, plus some gravity sag has caused the door to not latch. Since the door is very long (>36"),being a little off on the hinge side multiplies on the latch side.
The door has worked flawlessly for the first 5 or so years. So now I need to fix. I tried shimming the hinges (bottom half) with nylon washers:
It hasn't sufficiently helped.
The hinges are"permanently" part of the hinge bar that screws to the door molding on the home. The storm door screws to the hinges that is attached permantly to the bar.
So it seems I have a few options:
1: shim the hinge by putting a thin strip of metal flashing or similar metal in there.
2: shin the hinge bar with metal or wood to change the angle of the door.
Any thoughts on which is the better option?
Some of the hinge standoffs are worn so thin, it will be metal to metal if I don't get another washer in there. So I'll be adding the nylon washers in regardless where necessary.
Edit: sorry the embedded photo sw seems to flip photos from their intended orientation.