Before you dig into hanging your new pine entry way, you will want to walk yourself through the steps to ensure that you have everything you should, and that you can bump out any potential problems before they arise. Follow the list of steps below to run over the installation in your thoughts.
Check The door For Damage Before Hanging It : If the door contains any damage, you are going to want to make sure that you have it swapped out for a good condition model before you start hanging it. This will assist in saving you a ton of time if you have to remove it later because it came damaged from the manufacturing facility.
Remove Your Old Door, Examine The Hanging Brackets : Take the old door off its hinges, and examine the hanging brackets to make sure they are going to be ale to hold the weight of the new door. If they are more than 10 years old, you should replace them.
Consider Replacing The door Jamb : Another area that may need to be replaced is the door jamb. If your front door is more than 10 years old, the jamb may have lost its structural integrity, which could cause problems when the weight of your new pine entry way is put on it.
Add Shims To Level & Plumb Jamb runz The door : After examination, if the hanging brackets and door jamb are sufficient, or have been replaced, you will need a pack of shims to properly level and plumb the door. You are going to want to achieve 1/8″ to 1/4″ distance between the door and the jamb.