Hanging door on your own needs a bit of knowledge and right tools to finish the work rightly, if it is the first time, then it will take a little time to finish the task. Does not matter you go slow, it is important to get it done rightly and slowly build up the speed when you get a little experience on how to hang a door.
It’s very easy to do, providing you know the problems that you may come up. Continue reading to know certain steps that you must go through and order to get the doors hanging rightly each time. The instructions work perfectly for you if you’re looking to hang the door externally, internally, by yourself, whether it is the old frame or new door frame – theory is the same. Let us check out how it must be done:
Simple Doors or Prehung Doors – Make a Right Choice
Suppose you buy the simple door unattached over jambs, you may face many difficult chores. You have to cut down the door and fit the current doorjambs that will be a bit tough if jambs aren’t square. You have to bore holes for hinges and these tasks aren’t very simple to carry out and might take a little easy. Errors can cause you ruin the entire task of hanging a new door.
These are some reasons why the expert carpenters prefer to prehung the doors. The prehung door has got factory-installed hinges & drilled holes, it ensure that door fits perfectly and close tightly and smoothly. Even though the doorway is in very good shape, often it is good that you remove the current casing or jambs and install the prehung unit. When you install the prehung door, it is quite simple, so you can easily install both the prehung interior and the exterior doors too.
Consider Temporary Blocks Over Door Jambs
Eventually, you will have to test-fit as well as attach the new door or frame in its opening. It will be a bit tricky procedure especially if you are working all alone. Adding the temporary blocks on the door jambs will make installation and fitting a bit simple.
Cut and find 5 rectangles, which are 4 to 5” long and ½” wide. After that nail 2 to its hinge side and 3 to latch side, make sure to avoid blocking hinge areas since you will need the areas to add some shims.