When you are learning to install the new door, there is the complete list of tools or materials that you will require to complete the task. Some materials might come with the door that depends on type of the door that you select. When it comes to fitting a door, you will require:
- Door frame
- Galvanized finish nails
- Measuring instruments
- Hardware and hinges
- Spare wood
For any kind of specialty doors, like sliding door, you might need the door rollers & track. You need to buy the pocket door or barn door kit that comes with essential hardware. Or, contact the local handyman for installing any specialty door.
Get a Perfect Fit
Your old door will help to guide for your new door given it was the perfect fit. If yes, lay your old door on new one & mark where you will have to cut your new door.
Besides, working with somebody else, place the door in a door frame & create the small gap below this with wood wedges. Get assistant to hold this door steady, and mark where it has to get trimmed to its proper height.
Keep in mind you’re aiming for 0.08” gap between the frame and door.
Hanging the Old Door in New Jamb
Suppose you have got the old door hanging over, it is easy to reinstall this. You just need a jamb kit that is the collection of 3 pieces of lumber that is made for the forming side & head jambs you’re your door. You can easily find the kits at the lumberyards, and follow the guide to install it in a right way.
Expert Recommendation On the Hanging Doors
- Then you will have to shim your door side that is lowest to bring this at proper level. When you have properly leveled from floor, then you can shim sides, which will have gap.
- Look out for any uneven floors. It is quite rare for the floor to stay on proper level, thus knowing the spot in floor is a right way to start to get the door hung level & right from the beginning.
- Installing the door out of the level can result in door dragging and not setting the flush with jam.
This guide assumes hinge plates & hinge rebates are in place. Suppose they are not, you will have to make rebates using the chisel.