How to Measure for a New Front Door

If you’re planning on replacing your front door, it’s important to make sure you pick a replacement product that’s the right size for your home. Whether you have a single door, double door, transom, sidelites, or any combination of those features, knowing the exact dimension for each component of your entryway will ensure that you’re able to find products that are right for your home.

The good news is that front entry doors typically come in standard sizes. Once you know the width and height of your existing front doors, you can browse around for front doors that come in those same dimensions. The exception may be custom homes with oversized doors or other unusual features, but most houses have standard door heights and widths to meet specific building requirements.

Measuring Your Front Doors

When measuring the height and width of your front doors, it may help to take the measurements several times. Measuring the width of the door at the top, middle, and bottom of the door frame can help ensure you get an accurate measure. The same goes for measuring the height. If there are any discrepancies in those measurements, it means that your door opening is not completely squared off. This is typical, as homes tend to settle and doors can eventually sag over time.

Small differences in your door measurements are nothing to worry about, though. This is something that can be accounted for during the door installation. However, unless you’re an experienced contractor, installing new front doors is a job best left to professionals that have the expertise to secure your door properly in place and make any adjustments necessary to ensure the perfect fit. This is important to make sure that your new door will open and close easily while providing an airtight seal when closed.

When you choose a door replacement company to handle the installation, you can also rely on that company to handle the measurements for you. This can provide you with peace of mind knowing your new door will fit, and it will also allow you to focus on picking out the aesthetic customizations you desire for your home.

NewSouth Window Solutions takes pride in offering beautiful fiberglass front doors that are precisely measured to fit the homes of our customers, then expertly installed. Contact us today for more information.

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