Want to save money on your utility bills? Wouldn’t making your office more comfortable without giving up conservation would be wonderful?
Commercial door installation could be your answer. Doors revamp a building’s curb appeal and overall character. The right makes a statement, while the wrong makes everyone inside feel sad and uncomfortable.
Are you pondering whether to replace or install a new door? This short and sweet guide will explain how to replace a commercial door.
Before installing commercial doors, having all the necessary materials and tools is crucial. Check that you have the correct size and type of door and frame that suits the building’s requirements and specifications. Ensure you have the appropriate hinges, screws, and hardware compatible with the door and frame.
Install the Door Frame
Position the door frame carefully in the prepared opening. It’s important to ensure the frame is level and plumb so the door functions correctly. Use a level to check the frame’s horizontal and vertical alignment.
To achieve a precise fit, insert shims between the frame and the rough opening. Shims allow you to adjust the frame’s position, ensuring it remains level, plumb, and square. Measure the diagonals of the frame to verify that it is perfectly square.
Secure the Frame
Once the door frame is correctly positioned and squared, it’s time to secure it. A drill creates pilot holes through the frame and into the surrounding structure.
The pilot holes prevent the wood from splitting when inserting screws. Select appropriate screws based on the type and size of the frame and the surrounding material. Drive the screws through the pilot holes, anchoring the frame securely to the building’s structure.
Hang the Door
Carefully lift the commercial door and place it on the installed hinges. Commercial doors are often heavy, so it’s advisable to have an extra pair of hands to assist you.
Line up the hinges with the corresponding hinge cutouts on the door frame. Insert the hinge pins to secure the door in place. Double-check that the door is centered within the frame and swings smoothly.
Install Door Hardware
With the door correctly hung and swinging smoothly, installing the door hardware, including the surface-mounted closer, is time. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to attach the doorknob, lockset, surface mounted closer, kickplate, and other necessary hardware.
Properly align and secure each piece of hardware to ensure smooth operation and security. Test each component to ensure they function correctly and that the door can be locked and unlocked smoothly.
Seal the Door
Apply weatherstripping around the door’s perimeter to enhance energy efficiency and prevent drafts. Weatherstripping helps seal gaps between the door and the frame, reducing air leakage and improving insulation.
Additionally, use a caulking gun to apply caulk along the edges of the door frame where it meets the surrounding wall. This further seals any gaps and helps to create a weather-resistant barrier.
Unlock Success With Seamless Commercial Door Installation
Proper installation of commercial door hardware is essential to equip your business for success. With this step-by-step guide, you now possess the knowledge necessary to easily perform a commercial door installation.
Utilize this information and take the time to make the right choices to ensure long-term solutions and peace of mind. Contact your local commercial door installation specialist today for professional assistance and superior service!
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Wayne Probert is a senior reporter at Zobuz, covering state and national politics, and he is a grantee with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Before joining Zobuz, he worked as a freelance journalist in Kentucky, having been published by dozens of outlets including NPR, the Center for Media.