PREVENT WARPING ALWAYS STORE DOORS VERTICALLY OR ON A FLAT SURFACE.
DO NOT LAY ON UNCURED CONCRETE.
- Machine mortises for hinges
and drill holes for locksets and/or handless according to hardware
are heavy-duty interior doors. We recommend using 3 hinges during
installations. Ball bearing hinges work best with heavy-duty doors.
Oversized doors require 4 hinges.
- Screw holes need to
be pre-drilled. Use a centering bit and drill hole deeper than
the length of the screw.
- For any heavy door it
is wise to install at least one 3-inch screw in each hinge through
the jamb. This long screw will anchor the hinge directly to the structural
- For optimum results, use
a professional to install hardware and hang the door. Be sure to follow
manufacturers’ installation instructions on door knob and hardware
- WORLDDOORS come
factory pre-primed and can be finished with any kind of paint. Be
sure to follow paint manufacturers’ instructions. We suggest at least
two coats of paint with a light sanding before each coat. Stains and
clear coats can be used for doors that have a veneer.
- Prior to painting be sure
the surface is clean and has been scuff sanded lightly with a fine
grit sanding sponge. Pay special attention to detailed edges.
- Gouges and cosmetic damages
can be patched using auto body filler. Apply filler to manufacturer’s
specifications, sand and paint. Smaller nicks can be repaired with
lightweight spackle or putty.
GLASS FOR FRENCH
- French doors are best
finished prior to inserting glass.
- Glass style is your choice.
Purchase desired glass from the door distributor or your local glass
dealer. French doors require one sheet of glass, which slides between
the two skins. The void in the door is 6-mm, however if using 4 or
5-mm glass, tape or foam gaskets should be placed along the edges
of the glass.
- Included with the door
is a filler strip piece of MDF, which sits above the glass closing
in the top of the door. Before inserting the glass carefully slide
this piece of MDF out of the top (push with another thin piece of
wood) and once glass is in, place the filler strip back into the void.
Do not glue the filler strip into place, as the glass may need to
- Glass sizing formula =
(Door Height minus 11 inches) BY (Door Width minus 8 1/2”) For example:
an 80” x 36” door would require one sheet of glass with dimensions
69” x 27 1/2”. Use this formula as a guide only. It is highly recommended
to make a test panel from a piece of cardboard first.