Whether you’re building or renovating, choosing new doors for your home is one of the things you have to do. If you’re going for internal wooden doors, for instance, finding an appropriate design and style may seem like the hardest part. But, the most challenging part is actually the installation process. Here are some mistakes to avoid:
A tape measure is a handy tool in getting the measurements of your door. But, do you know how to use it correctly? You could measure your door space and still get the measurements wrong because of wrong interpretation of the figures or incompetent measuring skills. This is why you should always work with a professional door installer.
Underestimation of Opening Arcs
It’s necessary to consider the trajectory that the door will follow, and determine whether you will have enough space for opening the door entirely or not. Doors usually open inwards or outwards, but rooms with particular shapes may need a different type, such as bi-fold doors.
Installing the Door Upside Down
Most doors have even sides, which would have you end up installing them upside down. Some of these errors are hardly noticeable, but they do affect the functionality of the door. It’s best to always follow the manufacturer’s manual.
Incorrect Door Hardware
After buying a door, you will need to purchase extra hardware, such as door handles. Different doors have different uses and that will determine the type of hardware you need. Ensure you fit the door lock and handle onto the right side of the door. Use the lock block in the door if it has one, or else you will need to drill a hole into the door.
Choosing an appropriate design and style for your doors often takes time, but that’s not all. You also need to ensure that you correctly installed the doors. Hiring a professional in every step, right from the selection to the installation process, will help you avoid all the mistakes mentioned above.