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Installing a door for beginners to professionals

Installing a door has always been considered a task only for tradesman, however with new door installation kits, this hard task is now easy, even for a beginner/DIY. Door install kits, which can be picked up online and at Home Depot, make how-to instructional guides and video instructions easy.

 

To learn how to properly install a door, watch the simple video instructions above. We have also detailed the installation procedure below for a step-by-step install guide.

Below: Installing a Door How-To Instructions

Attach to Door

Screw an install bracket near each hinge. Try to align the clearance hole with the center hinge screw (this will allow you to replace the short hinge screw with a longer one for extra support).  Screw the remaining 3 brackets on the other side of the door opposite the hinges.

Draw a Line

Using a pencil and level, draw a plumb line (vertically level) down the drywall, roughly a 1/2" from the rough door opening. Make sure it's as plumb as possible. This is your reference for installing the door.

Place Door

Place the Door Into the opening. Try to center the door as best as possible.

Screw to Wall

Screw the TOP Hinge-Side Door bracket to the wall first. Take note of what Alignment notch the drawn line from step 2 goes through. Screw in the next 2 hinge side brackets, while making sure that the drawn line goes through the "exact same notch". Your door is now installed level.

Attach Knob Side

Screw the top Knob side bracket to wall, make sure the gap between the door frame and the top of the door stays the same from left to right. Try to keep this same gap when screwing in the last to brackets.

Attach Backside

Move to the backside of installing the door. Using your thumb, bend all 6 protruding tabs, down flush to the wall. Then attach with screw. This will make installing a door much stronger.

Installing Door Trim

Finish installing a door by covering the tabs with trim. Basically you nail the door casing/trim directly over the brackets. This will conceal them, resulting in a nicely installed door.

Reinforcing the installation can be done by removing the center hinge screws from the hinges and replacing with longer (2") set screws (often supplied with door).

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