If you replace the door do you have to replace
Not if you hire us. Fitting a new door into an existing jamb requires
genuine craftsmanship. In most cases we can install a door without disturbing
the surrounding walls or paint. If for some reason a new door can't
be installed, we can install pre-hung doors as well.
you do anything besides doors?
Yes. We also offer custom carpentry services.
We build decks, staircases, remodels, gates, fences and more.
How long does it take to install a door?
There is no set time to install any particular door-- each of our installers
works at their own pace. On average, a front door with standard hardware
takes between 2 and 4 hours to install
How do I measure the door?
Follow our simple 3-step explanation on how
to measure your door. If you have a tape measure and eyes, you can
Does a door have to be installed with a
Absolutely not. Each damaged door is critiqued and only the appropriate
steps are taken. In general, if there has been a break-in, you may need
some repair to your jamb. Water and termite damage may necessitate replacement.
Upgrading to a better grade of wood in your jambs would require replacement.
Many other conditions call for door replacement ONLY.
Can I help?
We beg you, please don't. Doors are heavy and our installers have methods
of moving the doors around without assistants, by using pivoting and
balance. Even an unexpected finger on the door can cause it to come
crashing down, so again, just sit back and watch. Occasionally though,
once it's been safely mounted on the hinges we need someone to keep
the door from swinging open as we mark it on the other side-- we can
ALWAYS use your help with that!
much do you charge to install a door?
We use many factors to determine our prices, so this question is too
vague to answer. Some of the factors include: How far away you are from
us; size, style and operation of the door; whether we are delivering
the door; how far the doorway is from the truck once we arrive; what
hardware gets installed; insurance concerns; and customer cooperation.
How can I tell what kind of fire door
There are several ways. The easiest is to email a photo to
us along with the measurements. If you can't
send us a photo, visit door types and styles
before calling us.
Can I have a wooden/composite door installed swinging towards the outdoors?
It's not recommended. Wooden doors, and doors assembled of composite
materials, tend to be damaged by direct exposure to sunlight and rain
(or sprinklers!), especially the ones which swing outward.
The door has a fist-sized hole in one
side-- can it be repaired?
Yes, if the door will be painted. There is no acceptable way to match
wood grain when patching varnished doors. Due to the inherent nature
of patching products, however, that area will often be susceptible to
redamage if struck again.
I pay by check?
You can, with a business check. You can also pay in U.S. currency.
Can I save money on your service?
We offer discounts on repeat business and volume installs. A very popular
program with apartment managers and owners.
How much of a mess is involved with door
Most of the mess falls around the door. You can keep dust from migrating
to other parts of the house by keeping all windows and doors shut during
the installation-- this reduces drafts.
Will airborne sawdust hurt my computer
or other electrical devices?
All houses contain dust before Doorhanger Company ever knocks on your
door. What little dust lands on computer equipment will not hurt it,
provided it is not allowed to remain there to block air vents and keep
heat from escaping the machine.
Will a new door change my life?
No, but it will help you out of the jamb.