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Exterior doors give visitors the first impression of a building. It welcomes guests and protects residents from temperature effects, noise and burglary. The choice of appropriate doors and the correct installation are therefore important factors in terms of aesthetics and security. Installing an exterior door does not always have to be performed by professionals. If you are a do-it-yourself enthusiast and want to install a door, you will only need the required materials, tools and this manual.
You should always wait to install the door only once the necessary working materials and tools have been positioned within easy reach. Check the products and room conditions to make sure the install procedure can run smoothly.
windows24.com recommends performing the installation in a group of two. It should take about 2-3 hours of work time to install the exterior door.
There are two simple steps that need to be performed to perfectly prepare the new element for installation:
Before you install the frame, you need to remove the protection foil from the outer shell of the frame completely, because this is difficult to achieve afterwards. The foil should be removed 3 months after delivery at latest, to prevent residue from remaining (Fig. 2).
In order to install the new exterior door leaf, the old one has to be removed from the frame. Remove the locking pins from the hinges (The removing direction can differ depending on the mechanism). You can now lift off the leaf (Fig. 3).
In this step you have to select a sealing type for the exterior door. They are differentiated into three levels with several types and materials:
The next step entails installing and adjusting the frame. You will need sealing tape or foil and a water level.
After the doorframe is well adjusted, you can screw it in. Use a drill for this task (Fig. 6).
If you have used the "outer" sealing tape, you will have to wait to install the sealing until it has fully expanded.
The last step of the installation of the exterior door is the inserting and adjusting of the door leaf.
After all steps are performed properly, the installation is complete and your new entrance can start welcoming guests.