Installing a Double French Door - How To
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Installing a Double Door Video Instruction
How to Install Double French Doors with Easily
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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 Double Door | How-To
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 double door, also behind the 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. You only need to do this on 1 side of the rough opening.
Place the Door Into the opening. Try to center the door as best as possible.
Screw to Wall
Starting on the side of the door nearest to your drawn line, Screw the TOP 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". You now have half of the Double Door Installed.
Attach Other Brackets
Now that you have the 1st side attached, all you need to do is look at the "gap" between the doors. What you need to do is make sure that this gap stays the same from the top all the way to the bottom when screwing the brackets to the wall.
Move to the backside of the double french door. Using your thumb, bend all 6 protruding tabs, down flush to the wall. Then attach with screw.
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).