HANDLING AND MAINTENANCE
To assist you in protecting your investment, please read and follow all the instructions below. Failure to do so could result in possible damage to your new door and certain void of our limited warranty (click here to review Limited Warranty in detail).
Before you order your door
Remember to always check your local building codes and regulations prior to ordering. To adequately protect your door and extend its life, you should consider the direction your door will be facing and the amount of overhang covering it. Without an adequate overhang hardwood doors with western or southern exposures will require more frequent maintenance. Ideally, the wood door must not receive more then four hours of direct sunlight daily.
Wood doors with larger panels are more adversely affected by direct sunlight than those with smaller panels. Doors with wide panels require 100% protection from the sun. If your entryway receives any direct sunlight, select a door with smaller panels.
Doors should not be installed where there is insufficient overhang or where there is excessive exposure to direct rain/snow and/or southern/western exposure, which allows direct sunlight to hit door. If the opening where the door is to be installed has shorter than the required overhang, any problems with the door will not be covered by our warranty. This represents the most common situation. It is critical to determine if your door has the required overhang. Please measure up from the bottom of the door to the point where the overhang meets the wall and divide that distance by two. The resulting number will be the minimum allowable overhang for doors not containing wide panels. Example: if you measure 10 feet from the bottom of the door to the overhang, you will need a minimum of 5 feet of overhang. If you have a western or southern exposure, you may still receive direct sunlight on the doors. In such cases, the required overhang projection is 2/3-rds of its height. Example: if the height of overhang is 12 feet, projection of overhang must be a minimum of 8 feet.
When your door arrives
Immediately upon receipt of your doors, inspect them for warp, broken glass, damaged moldings or any other manufacturing defect or freight damage. In case of freight damage, it is your responsibility to refuse the shipment or to file a claim with the freight company at once. Photographs of the damaged freight are always a good idea to ensure a proper claim. Do not hang or finish a defective door, if you plan to return it.
Storage and Handling of your doors
Doors should be stored flat on a level surface. However, if this is not possible, they may be stored for a short time on their side - supported by at least two vertical supports. Never store your doors standing on one end or leaning against a wall.
Doors should not be exposed to excessive heat, dryness, humidity or direct sunlight prior to finishing. As the mahogany ages its color darkens. Direct sunlight speeds up this process. The lighter area may be caused when a piece of casing or other materials or objects are accidentally left lying across an exposed door and is very difficult, if not impossible, to remove. Handle doors with clean hands or gloves and do not drag them across one another. Make sure that everyone involved with your doors read and understand this information, and remember that most problems with doors are due to improper handling, installation and/or finishing.
WOOD DOOR MAINTENANCE
The front entry door sets the stage for any visitor’s journey through a house. First impressions are set early on and the entry door is the part of the home that often gets the initial close look. Most older front doors made of wood often show their age prematurely because of inadequate treating and finishing to protect against the weather and heavy wear. At Doors For Builders, we bring together superior craftsmanship and modern manufacturing to give the home owner an entry way they can be proud of.
Doors For Builders is a leading provider of beautiful wood entry doors, front doors and exterior doors and an industry pioneer in specialty custom entry doors and custom interior doors. With a focus on leading-edge design, product innovation, manufacturing excellence and customer service. Doors For Builders Custom Door Program delivers unique beauty and superior quality.
The front door of your home makes a lasting impression that will beautify and accentuate any home style. We are committed to offering a line of beautiful and durable wood entry doors, custom entry doors, and custom interior doors that add elegance to any home. Remember Doors For Builders; the right choice for your wood entry doors, or custom door needs!
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