Installing a Double Entry door

Install a Double Entry door

Not everyone would think a door as an important feature of one\’s home yet we need doors for security reasons. In other words, doors are what cover or act as veils to keep inside private. Over the years, doors have evolved from just being a cover entry to a fashionable house entrance. So now we have doors that are as appealing as the house itself. What\’s more, houses have gone from single doors to double doors. Whether we agree or not, double entry doors are more fashionable than single doors. It\’s like without a partner or its other half, the door isn\’t as appealing as it should be.

The first impression anyone gets from a house is by looking at the entry doors. An entry door is like the face of your home. You can make a very interesting entrance into your house by installing a double entry door. You can choose from simple to intricate designs of double door, whichever you desire the most. You can install the double door yourself if you are not wiling to spend more on hiring the professionals. All you need are the tools and equipments needed and some guidance. It is advisable to make this project with a partner or more as the solid core double door is not that light, but considered heavy. Basically, installing a double entry door is easy, but it can be hard if the steps are not followed correctly. Here are the steps on how to install a double entry door.

You will need:

  1. Double entry door
  2. Level
  3. Hammer
  4. Nail set
  5. Screw gun
  6. Door shims
  7. 8d finish nails
  8. 6 of 3 inch deck screws


  1. First, tap the bottom of the hinge-pin using a hammer and nail set to remove the doors from the frame at the hinges. Set the doors aside.
  2. For the entryway opening in the house, set the jamb into it. Separate the parts and slip in one in the entryway opening in the house if the product is a split jamb. Center the jamb in the opening and place the door shims between the jamb and the studs in the wall. Place the nail through the pre-drilled holes in the jamb, the shim and into the stud. Secure the jamb in one spot first to hold it in place.
  3. Next, use a level to plumb the jamb and insert another door shim on the same side of the jamb to secure it. Again, insert the nail through the pre-drilled holes in the jamb, the shim and into the stud.
  4. Make sure that the jamb is level and square with the plumbed side by putting the level on top of it. Proceed with the same steps by inserting another door shim and drive the nails through the pre-drilled holes in the jamb, the shims and into the stud to secure it.
  5. Then, replace one of the screws in each one of the hinges using the 3 inch deck screws. Finally, replace the door on hinges and install door hardware.

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