How to Prepare for a Door Replacement or Installation
- Door Replacement
- July 15, 2015
Whether you are installing a new door or replacing an old one, there are certain preparations that homeowners need to do. Any kind of door work is a time consuming and laborious process, but not if you go about it in an organized and systematic manner. The process ideally should start with you preparing for the project before the professional installers start with their work. Here we discuss a few pre-installation steps that shall make it easier for you as well as the installers.
Contact professional door installer
Whether you are installing a new door or replacing an old one, you need to hire the best in the business. It is not a practical idea to compromise on the quality of service as you would like to have firm well-fitted doors that last long. You can look for windows and doors manufacturers who install new fenestration as well as undertake repairs and replacement work. Ask for referrals, look up online reviews, so that you choose a reliable service that suits your budget. Contact professional door installers and let them come and assess your requirements and provide an estimate before they actually set to work.
Make room by clearing surrounding areas
The space around the door that will be replaced or installed needs to be cleared of all furniture, creating ample workspace for the installers. This will also prevent furniture in the area from getting damaged. Ensure that the area is completely clutter-free by removing every big and small thing. Also, remember to cover the floor from getting scratched or damage while work is in progress. Though most professional installers take utmost care to protect your belongings during a door installation, pitching in to do a little extra will go a long way!
Clear outdoor space
If your main entry door is getting repaired or installed, you also have to clear the outside area like the patio. You need to remove garden furniture or other decorative pieces that adorn your garden. You also need to keep away hose pipes, sprinklers and other equipment used for gardening. You could also do with trimming shrubs that might come in the way of sprucing up your door through installation or replacement. Clearing out the outdoor area will certainly help installers do the work on time.
Keep away your pets
Pets at home can hinder and slow down any kind of door work with them prancing around the area. Also, they may scare the workforce who comes in for the installation or replacement. Or your pet may simply wander out of the house taking advantage of open doors and get lost. It is best to keep them locked in a room or a kennel or in a separate area so that they allow unhindered installation of the door.