Door Vocabulary

Here at No Problem Doors, we’d like to do our best to create simplified guides to help you in the process of installing a wrought iron door into your commercial or residential space.  Here is a short list of some of the most common vocabulary words used for doors.


Slab – The actual door, without the frame or any other components.

Door JambIn 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.)


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.

Door Sweep – A flexible weather stripping used at the top and bottom edges of a door.

Trim or Moulding – The decorative edge/frame that hides where the jamb meets the surface compontents.


Rough Opening –  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.




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