How to Install a Steel Door and Frames

Doors are a crucial aspect of a home. It's the only recognized access and exit point for all houses or buildings. It is the reason a door must be sturdy and long-lasting enough to guard against intrusions and other undesirable elements that can damage one's property and home.

A good example of a sturdy and robust material is steel. A door and frame made of steel can be put in any home if the homeowner wants more security and security. For getting high-quality steel frames for your home, you can visit quickframes.com and steel frame construction companies, they may also help you with the installation.

Here are the essential steps to installing the frame and door made of steel.

1. Prepare and gather all the necessary materials.

The required materials are the following:
– Kit for steel frame and door
– One and a half inches screws
– Two inches screws
– Screwdriver
– Wall board and a wall board tape
– Shims
– Plaster skim coating

The necessary tools for the installation are:

– Pry bar
– Drill that has a bit set
– Coping saw
– Eight pieces of nails
– Hammer

2. Remove the frame as well as the door and molding.

The first step is to remove the molding of the door. Utilize the pry bar to insert it between the wall and the molding. From the top, gently pull the wall from the molding until it is loose. Repeat the process in the lower portion and finally in the middle. Repeat this process until the mold is removed.

3. Frame the walls.

Check if the wall that supports the door is structural. If it is, use a pair of 2 inches x 4 inches stock nailed together and placed inside the wall. Detach the stud on each side of the new steel door frame. Replace the studs with metal ones. Directly screw to the existing sill. Use the screws. Do the same to the header wall frame. Put on blocking where the door system requires support.

4. Place the new steel door.

This step requires a helper. With the aid of a companion, put on the door's bottom to the opening of the door. Tilt-up the door to its place. Level it by using the shims and adjust the door until it fits into place. The kit may include interior supports that help the door package remain square. Measure from the intact floor to the sill's top to get the height. If there is a carpet, do not measure from it.