Doors form an integral part of any of the residential or commercial area. These are mainly installed to provide ultimate safety and privacy to the buildings. Whether it is installed in the external or internal zone, they should be durable enough to provide long-lived security to prescribed area. It adds virtual beauty to the surrounding area with aesthetic benefits. Door installation is not an easy task until and unless you are aware with its DIY steps.
To put these robust fixtures at home or office area may require you to implement these basic steps.
Make a perfect selection to the fixture as per your requirement. There are varied sizes available to barn doors fitting such as the basic sizes to its height and width covers measurement as 2’6″ x 6’6″, 2’8″ x 6’8″, 2’10″ x 6’10″, and 3’ x 7′
After making the requisite choice to its size, you may go for its hanging style that may vary from Hinged, sliding, folding and recessed. Once you are through with perfect design based on different types of door installation including Flush, One-panel, Two-panel, Six-panel, Dutch, and Glass-pained Door, begin the DIY guidelines to door installation.
- First step is the stripping the trim area of the door panel to look into its frame with a crowbar. Prevent damaging the exterior door frame through placing a cloth during its fitting.
- Remove the hinges from the panel with the help of machine and lift the door slightly to detach it from the chassis.
- Then draw out the interior rim of the door frame lying in the inner part of the home or office area with the help of pry bar.
- Cut down the nails using a saw that holds the frame and check out its exact gap. After that take out the frame as the nails get the exact positioning to it.
- Check out the exact opening of the fixture area that perfectly matches with exact size of the lodge door. If necessary add plywood to fill the leftover gap in the door fitting.
- Fix the area with foil tape through sealing it tightly against any leaks.
- Make use of the sill to hold the exact installation of the oak door while drilling it in the framework. Do keep in mind to match the exact level of the bottom opening of the doorway. If there is any interruption in its opening or closing, add a thin layer of silicon caulking for perfect living.
- Set down the bottom area of the barn door perfectly in its place through a bit of door lifting. Be careful not to smear the silicone sealant, slowly tip the door into its perfect place.
- Once the door is fitted at the perfect level using the roof nails, do the finishing touches. Secure it from undue leakage through adding foil tape to flange area.
- After a few minutes check it thoroughly as it opens and closes smoothly.