Donatello Makes Door Installation Quick and Simple . . . .
Installing a Donatello wrought Iron Door is very simple and straightforward.
The Door Jamb (the frame around the door) has attachment lugs that simply bolt into the buildings framework.
The step by step guide in the downloadable pdf will show your contractor or installer exactly how to install your door so the doors hang correctly. Also included is information on how to prepare to receive and unpack your door.
For Homeowners - Inspection after Installation
How to ensure your installer has completed his work to your satisfaction
After your installer has the door installed but BEFORE he finishes the surrounding trim or walls, use this guide to verify all is done properly.
ADJUSTMENT OF DOORS MUST BE DONE BEFORE THE SURROUNDING WALLS & TRIM ARE FINISHED.
Best to check the work before your installers leave so you can rest easy.
Inspection Point 1 - Check the jamb was installed square.
The only way to check the squareness of the jamb is to see how the doors fit when they are closed. For a double door, check that both doors line up exactly at the top. Stand on a chair or step ladder so you can get your eyes level with the top of the doors. If one door is higher than the other then the jamb is not correctly installed and will need minor adjustment. For a single door, the gap between the door and jamb should be even all the round.
Inspection Point 2 - Check the jamb is not twisted.
When installed correctly you doors will close evenly top to bottom. That means, as you close the door, the top and bottom of the door comes into contact with the door stop at the same moment. If the top or bottom meets first then the jamb will need to be adjusted. Also check the door(s) when closed – the the top and bottom should both be approximately flush with the jamb.
Inspection Point 3 - Check the lock is adjusted properly.
Your door(s) should unlatch and latch closed smoothly and easily. When closed, the door(s) should be approximately level with the jamb, so the seals are slightly compessed. It is a simple matter to adjust the lock and striker plate to provide the optimal operation. Also check that the deadbolt slides into place easily and locks fully for security.
Inspection Point 4 - Check the seals and bottom sweeps.
The seals on the sides and top of the jamb are pre-installed but they can be disturbed during installation. Make sure they are seated properly and meeting at the corners. Bottom sweeps are also pre-installed but make sure they are in place and sealing against the threshold properly.
Remember that Donatello Doors engineers are always available to help with any technical issues that may arise. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
- As a contractor I’ve had the opportunity now to do business with Donatello Doors 3 times this year and I must say, they have provided top customer service and delivered premium quality products at a significant savings. In all cases, my client’s were thrilled with the finished product.
- As the owner/builders of our home I can say your customer service was wonderful during the entire process. We love our door and your price was very reasonable. We show the door to everyone who stops by to see the house.
Christine & Gary Dowell
- We have nothing but praise for the product we purchased from you. Your professionalism with this product and service was exceptional from start to finish. Your instructions were very easy to understand and simple to install and level out the door.
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