Both front exterior doors as well as interior doors are often replaced because they have become outdated in appearance or damaged. If you need to purchase a new door for your home, you will need to select the right features. These tips will help you to make the most informed decision about the style and type of door to select.
Considerations for Interior and Exterior Doors
Think About the Style
Whether you are shopping for interior or exterior doors for your home, the option you select will play a key role in the look of your home. Some door styles may also impact functionality. For example, there are pocket styles that are designed to be slid into pockets in the wall rather than to open and close in an inward or outward fashion into the room, thereby saving space, if you have the pocket walls to work with.
Measure for the Size
After you have selected the right style you want to purchase for your home, the next step is to find the right size door. You can most easily accomplish this by measuring the current size of the door you’re replacing. However, if you will be installing a new door where one was not previously installed, measuring the interior of the door frame will be necessary. This can be a little trickier than it may sound, and you may want to consult a professional for assistance.
Remember the Frame
Some doors are sold pre-hung on the frame, and others are sold without the frame. Both are generally easy to install, but you will need to re-caulk the frame and paint it after it has been installed if you want it to have a finished look in your home.
When you are interested in installing a new door or two in your home, you will need to first purchase the features you want to install. These tips will help you to select the right door to buy, and you can have a contractor assist you with the installation process if necessary.
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