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Simplifying home’s door installation

Pre-hung units remove complexity
Published on Jul 29, 2005

When it comes time to install doors in your new home or remodel project, you can save a lot of time, labor and frustration by purchasing your doors as pre-hung units. A pre-hung door is simply a door that is already attached to the jambs, which removes all the hassles of having to mortise the hinges into the jamb and into the edge of the door. This ensures complete accuracy in how the door is set up, which in turn translates into a much easier installation process. Virtually any type of door is available as a pre-hung unit, including doors made of wood, metal, and fiberglass. Many common sizes and styles can be found in stock in home centers, door shops, and larger lumber yards, and special sizes, styles, and materials can be special ordered, typically within just a few days.  To select an interior pre-hung door, all you need to know is the door size, the jamb size, and the swing. Although a door can be cut and then pre-hung in just about any size to accommodate odd openings, ...

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