Door Vocabulary – No Problem Doors
Our Team at No Problem Doors understands the importance of understanding the products you invest in.
That’s why we put together a list of Door Vocabulary, to help you better understand the functionality and design of our Wrought Iron Doors.
– The actual door, without the frame or any other components.
– In architecture, this is the side-post or lining of a doorway (i.e The wooden framework, the vertical portion of the door frame onto which a door is secured.)
Measuring the Jamb
– Follow the picture below to measure the Jamb Size. Standard Sizes are usually: 2”x 4”, 2”x 6”, 2”x 8”.
In Swing & Out Swing
– In Most cases, exterior doors tend to be In-Swing doors, meaning that they open towards the interior of the space. You’ll need to decide upon opening if you want to door to swing inward or outward as well as whether you want the handle to be right-handed or left handed.
– A flexible weather stripping used at the top and bottom edges of a door.
The Seal or Weather Stripping
– Is made from a nylon coded rubber seal. This seal prevents any debris, water, or air from the outside to the inside and inside to the outside.
Trim or Moulding
– The decorative edge/frame that hides where the jamb meets the surface components.
– The framed size of the opening (remove any casing to get an accurate measurement). The inside of the framing members. Rough openings are typically 2″ wider and 2″ taller than the door that is to be installed.
– The frame / casing is what secures the door and hold it in place.
Piano/ Pin Hinges – For Windows and doors
• Used to secure the door into place on the frame so it will open and close smoothly.
• Used to secure the window into place on the do so it will open and close smoothly. Along with allowing ventilation and easy cleaning.
Tops of Hinges
– They unscrew to be able to put lubrication in the hinges to keep them moving smoothly. They unscrew for easy access.
Types Of Locks – Pull Handle with Rolling Latches & Deadbolt
- Pull Handle with Rolling Latches & Deadbolt
- Standard Lock (Strike Plate and Latch Bolt) with Thumb Latch or Handle:
- Strike Plate is the part that the door latch slides over and into.
- Latch Bolt is the part that slides over and into the strike plate.
- Three Point Locking (The Vault Lock) – A picture says a thousand words. There are 12 points of contacts which makes the door virtually impenetrable. This system is easy to operate and gives the highest security in hurricanes, burglaries or any other unforeseen circumstances that want to get in your home.
Screw Latch for Window on Door
– The Screw latch allows for the window or windows on the door to open just by unscrewing the latch. Once unscrewed you move it to the side to allow the window to open.
– Magnetic Screens can be made to for your door as well. That are easy to take out when cleaning and put back when done. They allow nice ventilation through when wanting to leave the window open. The screen sits behind the scroll work and in front of the glass.
– Is the design in front of the iron. It what makes the door unique and where the most intricate part of the design is.
– Is the bottom of the door. It is Wrought Iron to protect the bottom of the door.
Threshold – Is a strip of Wrought Iron forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house.
Side Lights – They are narrow vertical windows on the sides of the entry door for accent.
Mounting Tabs – They are tabs around the frame that secure the door to the Jamb to hold the door in place.
– A Transom is an added part to the door that goes above the door. The design on the inside usually matches the door and allows extra light to come through the window.
3 Types of doors
– There are 3 general types of doors; Square Top, Arched, and Rounded.
- Square Topped:
- Arched / Eyebrow: