Installing a door might seem like an easy task, but, in fact, new doors are much more complicated to install, especially if certain factors are not met. For instance, the evenness of the floor, the straightness of the wall jamb, and so much more all affect how a door is installed and can make the job much more difficult especially for someone who isn’t a professional door installer. Some installation issues are more common than others, though.
Some Installation Issues with New Doors
Misaligned Bottom Wall Plates
One of the most common installation issues that can surface when installing new doors include having misaligned bottom wall plates. If you can’t get the door to fit tightly in the door stop, the most common cause is because the bottom wall plates are not positioned either high enough or low enough for the door to catch where it’s supposed to. Achieving this delicate balance can sometimes be difficult to an untrained person.
If the floor isn’t perfectly level, the door will have a gap across the top of it, which can be an eyesore. Fixing this can be difficult since it usually consists of placing the jambs off the top of the floor. This task is made even more difficult when the floor is already finished. Fortunately,a professional door installer knows the appropriate method for evening out that uneven part of the top of new doors.
Wall Out of Plumb
When a wall is out of plumb, a door may open or close on its own, which can be quite distracting and irritating. This simply means there isn’t enough resistance present, so the door ends up moving under its own weight. Ensuring the proper resistance hardware is used can help address this issue.
These are the three most common issues one might run into when installing new doors, but there are others, of course. Coastal Contract Hardware is experienced in all facets of commercial and residential doors, including installation of new doors.
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