Getting and installing new doors can be easy, if you know what you’re getting into. Read on to know what you should watch out for:
Mistake # 1: Using the wrong hinge screws
First-time DIYer? You might be looking at those hinge screws and thinking: would it matter if you use the wrong one? Answer: Yes, it matters. Your screws hold your door in place. If they’re too small, they won’t be able to hold the weight of the door properly. That means that, soon enough, you’ll end up with a door that scrapes the floor or one you have trouble closing. Save yourself the trouble by simply choosing the right hinge screws the first time around.
Mistake # 2: Over tightening the screws
You’re proud of yourself for doing this DIY for the first time. However, you’re so excited about it that you over tighten the screws. Some think the more you tighten it, the better. Not exactly. Over tightening the screws actually results in tension in the wood which can cause warping. And warping, after all, invites a different set of problems altogether. From gaps around the frame that let water and moisture come inside your home to doors that improperly fit the frame after the wood has shrunk back, making it hard for you to close the door, it’s a mess. So leave the screws alone when you’ve tightened them enough.
Mistake # 3: Not Using the right tools
This mistake is pointed out by Do It Yourself. The right tools make it easy for you to get the job done faster. If you don’t have those, it could take you a while to finish. If you’re under a tight time table, then it’s best to get the tools now or simply hire a pro to get it done for you in record time.
Mistake # 4: Not hiring a specialist
DIYing your way through a door installation isn’t practical or smart not if you haven’t got the experience, skill or know-how to pull this off. You could even damage the frame or windows, miss a few crucial details and end up having to redo the entire thing again just to undone a number of installation mistakes. So go with a pro from the get-go. That way, you can leave everything to the hands of an expert, knowing your windows will be in place soon enough.
So keep an eye out for these mistakes. Something as innocuous as over tightening the screws could land you in a world of trouble. So pay attention in order to keep these from happening.
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