Quick door installation checks installed in a Canadian Home
The quality of the installation can be revealed by examining the following points:
– does it operate smoothly?
– are all parts present and accounted for?
– do you see any gaps between the frame and door or window jambs?
– do they have weather stripping on both sides that fits tightly against the opening when closed, sealing out drafts in winter, insects in summer, rain water during storms, sound from outside or even noise coming up from below ground level if installed near a basement stairwell?”
1) First thing to check – Quality of the door
First thing to check when installing new doors is whether the frame and door jambs are tight.
If you find any gaps, then it is a sign of poor installation workmanship – this should be corrected immediately by installing weather stripping on both sides that fit tightly against the opening when closed to seal out drafts during winter, insects in summer, rain water during storms or even noise coming up from below.
2) Second thing to check
Second thing to check is the door handle, which should be firmly mounted to the frame and not at an angle. Dead bolt is an important part of any door.
3) Third thing to check
Do not forget to inspect the hinges as well! They should be firmly attached, and should turn easily without any resistance. You will also need to inspect door hardware for the strike plate itself which is mounted on a wall with screws – it needs to fit tightly against the frame when closed in order for your home to be as safe as possible.
They should fit tightly against both sides of the opening with no wiggle room. If there is any movement between them, it may indicate that the installer did not finish the job properly. Inspect the door hinges by lifting up on one side of the door to see if they have been mounted properly along with any screws.
The door should not be too close to the ground or at an angle, because it is a sign of poor installation. Water will surely seep in and stain your flooring if this door faces outside during rainstorms.
The height from the top edge of the threshold to sill plate can vary but it should not exceed the height from sill plate to flooring.
4) Fourth thing to check
Next thing to check is the locking mechanism – it should be sturdy and not “clicky” or flimsy.
Also, inspect the door trim and molding around it to make sure that there are no gaps or cracks.
Don’t forget; paint is also a crucial point to inspect – doors should be painted with a high-quality paint that is durable and won’t peel or chip.
Door installation workmanship standards in Alberta
Some door installation standards in Alberta:
– “All doors and door frames shall be weather-tight by means of weather stripping on both sides, sealant at the threshold or other approved methods.”
– “The installation process shall result in smooth operation by providing all necessary hardware for mounting the hinges. The threshold on exterior entry doors will have a rubber seal or molding installed that seals against weather stripping.”
There are many more standards but we would like to share a few here.
Workmanship Standards at Knight Doors and Windows
Our workmanship standards at Knight Doors and Windows Ltd. are held very high and we assure you that we inspect every door and window installation with the same professional workmanship standards. Guaranteed! We provide a full FIVE YEAR INSTALLATION WARRANTY on all windows and entry doors installed.
For your all door and window related inquiries, give us a call at 780-457-3667 and we will be more than happy to help you.