Can I hang a door myself?
If you have a cheap internal door and some experience with construction, then it is something you can consider. Just take your time when doing it! The door has to open and close smoothly and must be flush. If it's too close to the floor or at the top, or too tight or loose at the sides, then you will have to start over, possibly at an increased cost. In other words, only do it if you actually know what you’re doing. The devil is in the details, and you need the right screws, the right hinges, and the right measurements. Remember that a door should have a hinge every 30 inches.
How should the door be stored before it is hung up?
Wood is prone to warp and bend. So it needs to be kept in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated environment. Do not place them near radiators or heaters. And do not place them in moist conditions. Ideally, you only want to store them for a short period of time before hanging them up and putting a finish on. And you will have an open entry in your home, so it is best to hang them up as soon as you can.
What tools do I need for hanging doors in Perth?
Aside from a drill, no power tools are needed to hang a door. You will need screws, hinges, and a drill, as well as the standard items (pen, paper, measuring tape, protective gear, etc). Getting the measurements right is the most important part. This is for a basic door. If you have an expensive front door, then you will have to call help to get it done right. And if you are ordering specialized doors, you will need to get specialized installers.
How long does it take to hang a door?
It depends, but hanging a front door should not take longer than two hours, all things considered. It will take longer if it also involves taking out the current front door. In many instances, you won’t have to take out the existing frame of the door, as long as it's in good shape. Of course, you will need the same size door for this to work correctly. For swift and easy hanging doors in Perth, call us on 0439 090 287!
What is a prehung door?
Prehung doors are the easiest to install, by far. These doors already come in a frame with one side already trimmed. Even the hardware has already been installed. You will need to know the opening of your entryway before buying a prehung door. The process is easy, there are just 4 simple steps. You will plumb the sides, nail the jambs, nail the moulding, and finally seal the wood. The prehung door can be contrasted to the slab door, which takes a lot more work to hang. There is no frame attached.
To get your door hung up without any mess or complications, call Bob Fougere Carpentry Services now on 0439 090 287.