Both interior and exterior doors can require door repair from either wear and tear, or from some family event (moving, roughhousing, enthusiastic slamming). Door repair from professional handy services is usually based on the door type and the category of damage.
Exterior doors are almost always made from solid wood, metal, fiberglass or metal-clad wood. They are designed to be secure, so glass area is kept to a minimum. Security glass is a welcome feature in front and back doors.
Interior doors, because they do not have to safeguard a house, can be just about any material:
In addition to the material, doors can open and close in different ways:
Exterior doors sustain damage from vandalism and attempted break-ins. Decorative features like plastic laminates can also be damaged by direct sunlight.
Interior doors generally sustain damage from carelessness (punched holes in the thin veneer; opening the door too wide).
All types of doors may require hinge replacement, new passage sets or keyed locks, or refinishing. High humidity can cause doors to stick.