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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. 

 

7 Reasons Why You Need a Wrought Iron door

7 Reasons You Need A Wrought Iron Door.

Installing wrought iron doors in your home’s entryway is one of the best ways to add a touch of class to your home’s exterior. These gorgeous doors come in a variety of elegant styles and patterns.
Besides to the visual aesthetic, wrought iron doors have several other benefits.

1. Iron Doors Increase Home Value

Iron entry doors make your home appear more expensive. They add actual value to your home as well. Wrought iron is an upgrade to your home.
It improves the look of your home as well as the neighborhood. Should you ever decide to sell, this enhances curb appeal and leaves the impression you want on potential home buyers.
Presenting a distinguished home on the market may make buyers more willing to meet your asking price.

 

2. The Prestige of Wrought Iron Doors

Let’s face it. Wrought iron doors are more than cool. They are elegant, classy, and a sign of prestige. A classic home has iron doors, gates, and perhaps other iron ornamentation as well.
If you go by the adage that your home is your castle, then there’s no better material for your entryway than a castle gate of wrought iron. As an aesthetic, an iron door stands apart. Your home will stand apart from others in your neighborhood. Wrought iron is common in museums, palaces, and cathedrals. Iron gates are also prevalent in government buildings and private mansions.
Iron states that the structure, be it a museum or a private residence, is somehow exceptional; it presumes affluence.

 

3. The Unique Beauty of Wrought Iron Doors and Gates

There is a distinguished beauty to wrought iron. It has a definitive substance and weight. It also contains masterful and precise craftsmanship. It is, therefore, a piece of art in your entryway.
Given your entryway is the first impression of your home, what better way than with the beauty of iron. Iron doors are far from conventional. They are gorgeous and extraordinary.
It’s not unheard of for homeowners to install iron doors and then notice passing cars slow down or even stop to admire them. Some even get out and ask the owners for the name of the manufacturer. A well-crafted iron entry door inspires pride in your home and beauty that doesn’t fade with time. In fact, many homeowners who move out of their home will install a wrought iron entry in the next home they purchase.

 

4. Design Possibilities

We have talked about prestige and elegance. There is room within that to choose designs that reflect your style. Wrought iron is malleable and gives artists a wide range of design.
You can go with a classic look like that of a medieval castle. Or you can choose something more modern and Zen-like.
You can also choose different textures and colors. There are also elements that you can incorporate into the design. Some of those include sidelights, transom, or landscape accents.

 

5. Iron Doors and Gates Improve Security

A practical benefit to having wrought iron doors is improved security. Iron doors protect against home invasion more than any other type of door. Iron doors are more difficult to enter than traditional doors. They discourage thieves from attempting to break in. The majority of designs incorporate wrought iron over thick glass or wood. Homeowners can often clearly see who is standing on the doorstep. They can decide whether or not to open the door. Also, the decorative grillwork is intricate. It prevents a home invader from putting an unwanted hand through to you.
Iron doors are not entirely indestructible. But they are sturdy and heavy. They make it more difficult for someone to get through such a door.
Iron doors don’t take the place of a proper security system. But a thick iron door will add another layer of security to that system. Steel is also fireproof. Not even a battering ram can break through a wrought iron door. Security is the main reason why castles and government building from ages past until today choose wrought iron doors for their entryways.

6. Long-Lasting Durability

Iron doors are more than an aesthetic choice for your home. They are a quality investment. Iron doors last for years and keep their polished and elegant look.
Because of the sturdy and durable iron they are made from, these doors can withstand great pressure. They will stand against extreme temperatures and natural elements without needing to replacement or repair.
The double wrought iron found in exterior doors is made from a high grade of steel. You measure the grade by gauge. The highest quality wrought iron entry doors are typically 2 inches thick or 12 gauge. A skilled ironworker forges and beats the iron into shape by hand. The door’s strength decreases when the gauge is higher than 14. As the gauge number goes up, the thickness and strength go down. Lesser quality steel doors consist of thin steel that a machine presses into shapes through an automated process. These cheaper doors use a 24 gauge steel. They are thus much less durable.

7. Let the Light Shine In

Most modern homes are designed with light in mind. They have an expansiveness to the design that reflects warmth.
Designers often use natural materials like wood floors, marble countertops, and iron railing to add to that feeling of space and light.

An iron door lets the light pour into your home, along with fresh air if you so choose. You can open the windows installed into the door while still being protected by a closed, locked iron door. This is no comparison to the window glass installed in a wood or fiberglass door.

You can enhance the light further by adding sidelights and transom to your home. This is especially lovely if your home has a tall entryway. It creates a floating circle of light, if you will, above your front door.