Frequently Asked Questions
What are the steps to adjust an adjustable threshold?
If installed, remove the plastic screw caps on the threshold riser that are located directly under the sweep when the door is closed. There are screws located underneath. Turn screws clockwise to lower the threshold riser (when the sweep is dragging too much when the door opens). Turn screws counter-clockwise to raise the threshold riser (when the sweep is not making good contact/seal with the threshold). Adjusting the threshold riser too high can cause damage to the sweep.
Do interior doors contain any formaldehyde?
Formaldehyde is naturally present in all wood-based products. So, the question to ask… “Is there is added formaldehyde in a product?” Wood itself, generally does not have added formaldehyde. It’s typically composite substrates – MDF (medium density fiberboard), door facings, etc. – that are questioned usually due to resins and adhesives. Door Works doors are solid wood and have no added formaldehyde.
I want to replace my existing entry door. What measurements do I need to take to ensure that I order a door that will fit my opening?
For the entire prehung unit, measure the height and width of your entire door opening, stud to stud, floor to header – called the rough opening. To measure accurately, you might have to remove some interior casing (moulding) to see the backside of the door frame. Typically, no more than a one inch of extra space is desired between the actual (outside to outside) door unit dimension and the rough opening, length and width. Shimming, blocking or additional framing may be required in the opening to accommodate the new door unit. Please consult Door Works for additional help.
How to finish and maintain the finish on my doors?
Please contact Door Works for care instructions.