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Wrought Iron Door Installation Guide

No Problem Doors | Wrought Iron Installation Guide

It is imperative when having a wrought iron door installed that the task is executed properly. These heavy portals must be handled with the upmost care and competence, lest damage should occur. While not an exceedingly complicated process, there are a few important keys to keep in mind when handling these doors. That’s why our Team at No Problem Doors created these detailed instructions to help guide you on your installation journey.

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Before we begin, please take into consideration these points of warning:

*For the safety of the door and the work area, please keep in mind that when disassembling the glass from the slab, products should be placed on top of cardboard (or the like) to protect it and the surface underneath from obtaining scratches or other forms of damage.

*Do not attempt to install a wrought iron door alone. These doors are very heavy and require at least 3-4 people to be able to lift the pieces into place. If you are hesitant in the slightest, it is in your best interest to hire a professional to complete the job.

*Assure that the space around the install site is clear of wires or other objects that may be stumbled upon. This is for the safety of those carrying the heavy weight of the doors’ segments.

*Be mindful of walls and the spaces around you when transporting the frame(s) and door(s) into place.

*Keep Children & Animals away from the install site. Failure to do so may result in injury.

 

  1. Step One:

-Removal of the Old Door –

Out with the old & in with the new! -Follow these simple instructions on how to remove the door of the past and make way for something elegant and new.

                                                                                                                                                     – Removal of Slab –

  • Disassemble the pins from the hinges using a prying tool and hammer.
  • Taking caution, open the door slightly and pull slab away from hinge location.
  • The Slab should detach from the wall. You can now transport it to a different location.

– Removal of Trim –

  • Cut around the outside of the door trim using a blade, taking care with precision.
  • Once cut around, have a Trim Pry Bar handy; a tool specially made for these spaces.
  • Using the Trim Pry Bar, go around the edges of the trim & working your way through the entire length of the trim.
  • Remove the pieces.

 – Removal of Frame/jamb –

  • Make sure that you unscrew the hinges from the frame.
  • Beware of existing wires used for doorbells or security systems.
  • Using a Jamb Saw, or similar tool, begin to cut around the edges in the space where the frame meets the wall. This will allow the saw to cut through any pre-existing nails or bonding agents that may hinder the removal of the frame.
  • The frame should then lift out of the rough opening.

 

NPD Removal of Trim jamb

 

2. Step Two:

– Installing the New Frame/Jamb –

It’s time to replace that old door frame with something durable & secure.

 

 – Checking The Space –

  • You Want to make sure that the space between the outside of the jamb & the rough opening has at least ½” of space between & around all of the edges.
  • It is wise to inspect the integrity of the framing that will be surrounding your new door. Make sure it is solid and sturdy to reduce the risk of movement or affliction after installation.
  • Next, verify the height where the door sweep will be located in association to where the floor is. Plans for placing rugs or Floor Coverings will account for the height measurement as well, so take that into consideration.
  • The door needs enough clearance for the door slab & the sweep to be opened smoothly.
  • Assure that all debris has been cleaned from the area.

 

– Installing the New Jamb –

  • Remove the door jamb from the packaging
  • Using a lifting assistant or a few able-bodied workers, lift and carry the frame to position.
  • Be mindful of the spaces around the frame to avoid damage.
  • Place the new jamb into the rough opening and make sure that the bottom of the frame is resting flush with the sub floor.
  • Use a leveler on all sides of the jamb to ensure that it is straight and plumb.
  • Locate the bolt holes in the jamb.
  • Secure the jamb to the wall using the bolts and hardware provided.

 

Wrought iron jamb

3. Step Three:

– Placing the Slab on the Jamb –

Introduce the most intricate & beautiful part of a Wrought Iron Door to your space.

  • If the frame is secured properly, then it is time to prepare the slab to be hung up.
  • Remove the operable glass from the slab. This will help lighten the load of carrying the door.
  • Be sure to lay the glass down gently on top of some cardboard or other type of layer to prevent damage from occurring to the iron, glass or floor surface.
  • Transport the slab(s) to the entry way being careful not to grab the scroll work, as this could cause damage or bending in the design.
  • Make sure that the slab has been rotated in the correct direction that Is to be displayed.
  • With the help of an install team, gently lift the Door Slab 90 degrees onto the hinges.
  • Lower The Slab gently and slowly into place.

 

4. Step Four:

– Re-Assembling the Door glass –

Handle the operable glass carefully.

  • Carefully lift and transport the operable glass to the newly assembled door.
  • Gently lift and place glass onto specially crafted hinges.
  • Softly open and close the glass to make sure that everything is operating correctly.
  • If your door includes magnetic screens, make sure that they function properly as well.
  • You may now fasten the screw latch(s) on the window to secure properly.

 

5. Step Five

– Installing the Door Handles –

The last & final step!

  • There are a variety of different lock & handle sets that your door can be bored for.
  • At No Problem doors, we have a variety of handle & lock sets that you can purchase from us. The great thing about this option is that we specially craft these sets to fit our doors precisely. This way, you don’t have to run into the worry of buying from another manufacturer hoping to find the correct fit.
  • When you buy a handle & lockset from No Problem Doors, we install them for you, prior to shipping. That way, your door is delivered in absolute and ready to go.
  • We offer Welded Handles, Thumb Latch (American Standard) & Three-Point-Locking Systems (only created within our facility during door production).
  • Otherwise, depending on what kind of lock & handle set your door was created for, you will want to aquire and follow the instructions given by the company that they were purchased from.

 

Viola! There you have it.

An ornate and durable wrought iron door to last you throughout the ages. 

Your Thoughts, Our Design, We create It, All Yours, 

No Problem Doors. 

 

Where to buy a wrought iron door

Where To Buy A Wrought Iron Door

Where To Buy A Wrought Iron Door

Where to buy a wrought iron door

Be selective when looking for a business to buy a wrought iron door from. There are many companies that claim to make a high quality product, but without proper knowledge, blind trust can lead you down an expensive and disappointing road.

Most wrought iron products are made over seas in places like China or Mexico, however the difference in quality can be significant. Most doors that are manufactured in Mexico are composed of 14-gauge wrought iron, a less dense and lower quality iron. It is better to trust a company who forges their projects in China where they use 12-gauge wrought iron, the highest quality iron available.

Make sure you do your research prior to jumping into the trust of a company you have never dealt with before and always ask plenty of questions. If a company ever hesitates to answer you, then it is obvious that they are trying to omit information and should give you the red flag to move on.

Look for companies that are completely open and knowledgeable in their field, such as No Problem Doors, where our staff is always equipped with the answers you may need.

Having a large selection of glass and door finishes as well as a talented team of door specialists, blacksmiths and designers is something that we can take pride in and provide our clients with a simple process of design.

We provide the highest quality wrought iron products at an affordable rate. Contact us today for a free project quote.

Your Thoughts, Our Design, We Make it, All Yours, No Problem.