Re: Steel Door Won't Close
It's hard to tell from your description if the door is binding in some manner or if it's bolt is just not engaging into the strike plate. With normal expansion and contraction, the jamb strike plate may be just a bit out of alignment so that the handset bolt doesn't engage it. It could be too high or low, or it could be set too deep into the jamb. Some strike plates have an adjustable tang inside them to make the door close tighter, you may be able to adjust that tang without any adjustment to anything else.
Do check the hinges and hinge screws for looseness which can cause strike misalignment. If the hinge side of the jsmb is twisted to the strike side the hinges can close and bind on themselves before the bolt is able to engage the strike. Remove the trim on the hinge side and add some shims to stop the binding.
Could be other things, check out all the clearances and get back to us with more details.
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