Before installing a new door, make sure that you know the basic steps of installing a pre-hung door. You can read more about how to attach the hinges to the door jamb and shim the latch side of the door. Then, read on for tips on how to fix a door that rubs against a jamb. Listed below are some basic interior door installation tips. Follow these instructions carefully.
How To Installing Interior Door
Installing a pre-hung door
There are a few things you need to know when installing a prehung interior door. The door must be level and must fit into the opening. It should be set on shims to allow for transitions and be level. Make sure to remove the top hinge screw before proceeding. Use a level to ensure a level surface for the pre-hung door and fasten it in place. Next, fasten the jambs of the door frame to the wall.
Shimming the latch side
To install an interior door correctly, you must shim the latch side of the door frame. Most pre-hung doors come with a gap of about 1/8″ between the top of the door and the jamb. Adding a shim will prevent the gap from getting wider. When installing a new interior door, you should also secure the brick molding on the door. Alternatively, you can mount a metal drip cap over the door for additional water protection. The metal drip cap will eliminate the need for nails and caulking.
Attaching the hinges to the jamb
After securing the door’s hinges, attach the jamb to the framing. Tighten the screws or bolts by securing the jamb to the door frame using pliers. Make sure the jamb is plumb and that the screw doesn’t rub against the weather strip. You can also use shims to support the door’s hinges if the framing is not plumb.
Fixing a door that rubs against the jamb
To fix a door that rubs against the jam, you need to locate the exact location of the problem edge. This space should be at least one-eighth of an inch wide or about the thickness of a nickel. You can fix this issue by sanding or planning a door’s jamb. It’s much easier to do this job if you take the door off its hinges and remove the lock. Then, you can fix the issue by resetting the hinges, deepening their recesses, and ensuring that the leaf faces of the door are flush with the door.
Using EZ-hang door installation brackets
Using EZ-HANG door installation brackets for interior doors is a simple, fool-proof way to install prehung interior doors without professional help. They are a seven-piece kit that makes the job easy for do-it-yourselfers and ensures perfect reveal and door clearance every time. These brackets also eliminate the need for wood shims. They can be used by anyone, regardless of skill level.