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How to Make Sure Your Door is Installed Properly
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How to Make Sure Your Door is Installed Properly

At Brookstone Windows and Doors, we specialize in exterior door installation across Southwestern, Ontario. When you begin thinking about replacing your front door, patio doors or interior garage doors, you need to make sure that the installation will be done correctly.

What Happens When Exterior Doors are Installed Incorrectly?

Exterior doors that are installed incorrectly generally begin to leak in and around the doors specifically underneath the sill. When the moisture gets in underneath the sill, water begins to soak into the rim of the house as well as the floor joists supporting foyer under the door. In some cases, we have had to replace part of the rim and cripple the floor joists to properly support the door again after the rot had set in.

Tips for Proper Door Installation

In order to prevent these issues, here are some steps you should follow when beginning door installation project:

  1. Make sure that the base of the sill plate is properly caulked using a perimeter caulking technique to ensure proper bonding of the sill and sill plate below
  2. Make sure the door is square and plumb in the opening when putting it in
  3. If a sill extension is require make sure to measure it out and remove it if it’s too long prior to installation rather than trying to install it after the door is in due to potential damage to the sill during the installation of the sill extension.

For additional steps and information about proper door installation please contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our product specialists.

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