Installing a Steel Commercial Door
If your office or facility needs to replace a door, you may want to do it yourself. While it’s recommended you have a professional take control, smaller install jobs are doable. Here’s how a basic overview on how to install a steel commercial door.
There’s good reason why steel commercial doors and frames are so popular with businesses and facilities. Steel is as sturdy as they come, it’s fire resistant, and as an added benefit, their weight allows you to gear down a closer attached to the doors so you don’t have to slam them shut 2022 jamb runs.
Of course, the benefit of steel is also its downfall, in terms of install. Wood has a little bit of give to it, meaning you have more wiggle room to play with. But that’s not the case with hollow frame doors. That’s why exactness and precision are key to this process.
Before you even bring your door to the job site (if you’re a contractor), or install it, you need to paint it. After painting it, you’ll want to install a variety of components, including the kick plate, crash bar and lockset. If you’re a contractor, do this before you bring it to the site, so that it’s one less thing to worry about.
When you get to the job site, remove the old door and moldings carefully, so not to ruin the walls. Then you want to put the jamb in place (we hope you have great measurements). This includes more than just installing jambs. Each jamb (head, legs, etc.) needs to be fitted with fiberglass installation, and, preferably, some type of waterproofing membrane. Once the jamb is in place and secure, you need to install the hinge.