Replacing your door may seem like an easy project to tackle on your own. But there’s a lot more to installing an entry door than you might think, which is why we recommend getting help from a building professional. However, if you choose to do it yourself, we have instructions and videos to help.
What tools do I need for installation?
From safety equipment to tape measures and framing squares. Get a list of the tools and materials you’ll need to install an entry door.
Additional products may be required depending on your local building codes. Be sure to check with your building department and follow their guidelines.
How do I determine if my door frame is plumb?
A unit is “plumb” when the vertical jambs are aligned, and the head jamb and sill are aligned. Use a 2'0" level and a 6'0" level to help determine this.
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Why should I use a framing square when preparing the opening?
Checking to make sure each corner of the opening is square helps ensure the door system will fit properly.