How to Hang a Door
To know how to properly hang a door you must have the proper tools, and do all the steps correctly! Begin by measuring out the opening where you’ll be installing it, then measure the width of the opening to ensure that the opening is a little bigger than the door itself!
Next, measure the depth of the door. This is important because you don’t want to install a door with gaps around it! Measure the width and length of the opening as well, but leave the top and bottom of the opening unmeasured. Next, measure out the opening between the door frame and the wall studs. You need to measure this so that you can calculate how much the frame should extend over the studs.
The height of your door is also important! To install a low, sloped door, use smaller studs. To install a high, straight door, use larger studs. The height of the frame should also match the height of the window or door’s track, as the weight of the doorway will pull on the track when the door is open. If you can’t reach both sides of the window or door frame, measure the distance between the wall studs.
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After measuring these three pieces of hardware, you’re ready to install the window/door frame. Be sure to place the frame in between studs first and anchor it in place. Attach the other hardware and tighten the screws securely. You may need to screw in some hinges to keep the window or door from closing while the frame is in place, but don’t worry. Just take care when putting the window or door into place.
How to hang a screen door can be more complicated than a regular door, though. To hang a screen door correctly, you’ll need a bit more power than you’d use for a door! For this reason, make sure you have the correct tools. Before you begin installation, get a pair of pliers and a screwdriver. You can purchase them at any hardware store.
Before you begin, open up the doorframe and carefully remove the screen from inside the frame. After removing the frame from the doorway, put the screen back in and screw the frame in place. If you’ve installed a screen door on a wall stud, the screws may not need to be screwed into the stud but instead into the wall.
Now you’re ready to install the hardware! The hardware for a screen door is simply the same as with a regular door. Drill the screws through the wall and into the studs, but be careful not to drill too deep! If you have a slatted screen door, don’t drill into the middle of the screen. Instead, drill from the outer edge of the screen to the center of the door.
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Screw the hardware in place using the screws and washers that attach the frame to the window or door. And there you go, your screen door is hung and working! A simple set of instructions and you’ve installed your door!
Now to make sure the window/door frame stays in place, you’ll need a few more pieces of hardware. Use the washer and screws to put the screw anchors on either side of the window/door frame. Screw them into place and secure the anchors in place.
And now that the frame is in place, you can finally go home and open your screen door. And just like a regular door, if it should close, you can easily pull it back open by pulling on the window/door.
As for finishing touches, now’s the time to make the screens look really pretty. With a screen door, you could use decorative nails or sconces for a very unique touch. Or you could use plain wooden dowels to hang them on.
It all comes down to personal preference. But the beauty of the screen door really makes it stand out! So make sure you have a bit of creativity. After you’ve completed your door, why not consider making some additions?