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What is the difference between an architectural door and a residential door?

An architectural door is custom manufactured to meet certain specifications from a builder or architect for a specific project. They are generally...

 

What is a pre-hung door?

A pre-hung door is installed in the frame at the factory. Doing this simplifies installation and saves time. It also makes it easier for a...

 

What size hinges should I buy?

Use 4”x4” hinges for 1-3/4” doors and 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” hinges for 1-3/8”...

 

What do I need to install an interior door?

You should have a hammer, saw, drill, measuring tape, 24” level, 6’ straight edge, plane, screwdriver, utility knife and blade. You will also...

 

What type of door should I use on a closet?

Louver doors are popular for closets because they provide ventilation. Bypassing and bifold doors are also popular because they don’t interfere...

 

What is the fire rating on a door?

The fire rating is the length of time a door can resist the spread of a...

 

How do I fix a door that is sticking or that doesn’t seem to fit into the doorframe?

See if you can determine where the door is sticking. First, make sure the screws on the hinges are tight. Most likely, you may need to use a plane...

 

What does “handing” refer to on a door?

Handing is how a door opens. Generally, you want a door to open toward a wall if one is nearby and away from the traffic flow. Imagine yourself...

 

Should my door swing into or out of the room?

Generally, exterior doors should swing into the building, while interior doors should swing into the room. Doors that swing out into traffic areas...

 
 
 
 


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