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How to Install Door Frames in a Few Steps



The biggest doors ever are right here, in the US, in Florida, did you know that? The front doors to the Kennedy Space center are the biggest in the world!

The front door is the first thing you notice when looking at a home. An old, tacky front door will bring the price down, whereas a new front door can significantly add value to any home. With many options available today, removing and installing a new door is accessible to most people.

Knowing how to install door frames can help you save a ton of money and transform your home. Read on below to find out how to install door frames in a few easy steps.

Pre-Inspecting the Door Frame

To successfully install a door or get door replacement done, you have to pre-inspect the existing framing to see whether the wall is plumb or not. The actual installation isn’t difficult, but you need to check everything beforehand, so you know what issues you might run into later on.

Inspect the frame and floor to see if it is level or whether you will need shims to counteract the unlevel floor; this preparation will cut down your installation time by a 3rd when it’s done right.

Deciding on Door Frames

Most home improvement stores sell a variety of pre-cut frames and doors to match the frames, some even sell a full door frame kit. Once you’ve inspected the frame, measure the exact size at which the frame should be.

Once you have the measurements, you can go to your local store and buy a frame that will match your measurements. If there isn’t a size to match your measurements, then you will have to buy some lengths of door framing and have them cut to the correct size.

Fitting the Frame

Move the frame beforehand to check the placing of the frame and to make final adjustments. If any shims are needed, this is the time to add them and check how level the frame is.

This part is relatively simple, and you should be to get the frame completely level. After you are happy that the casing is level and all the shims are correct, you can remove the casing before the final installation. This is a really good skill to have if you want to sell a fixer upper home.

Attaching the Door

The next step now is to mount is to attach the door frame and attach the mounting casing onto the door frame. You can use finish nails or, even better, use wood screws that can be easily removed if you do make a mistake.

At this time, you can fill any open gaps with wooden shims and nail the casing in. When installing the door to the hinges, only mount on screw on the top and the bottom and make final adjustments accordingly.

Spice up Your Home

By following these few tips for door frames, you can take your home to the next level. Spicing up your home doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. The more times you do it, the easier the whole process will become.

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