Handling and Finishing
Improper handling will void the warranty for warp.
Doors should not be delivered to the job site until all other trades are complete and concrete floors, plaster and drywall are completely dry.
Doors should be stored flat in a dry, well ventilated area. The doors should not be placed directly on the floor, but placed on at least three equally spaced supports (2x4 or similar). DO NOT LEAN DOORS up against the wall (doing so will void any warranty for warp).
To properly finish the door use a high quality paint and apply it in strict accordance with the manufacturers specifications.
Be sure to patch any minor dents or scratches that have occurred during handling. Do any required final sanding and be sure to wipe the door clean before applying any paint.
Doors are to be finished on both sides and all four edges. Do not leave one side unfinished for a prolonged period of time; when finishing the doors both sides should be finished at the same time. Prolonged time between finishing the 2 faces of the door can lead to warping and void warranty for warp.
Pre-drilling and Screw Information:
Use the same size screws that would be appropriate for the size and weight of the door.
Pre-drilling and Tightening:
Pilot holes are required and should be between 85% to 90% of the root-diameter of the selected screw and drilled to a depth greater than the screws driven length. Screws should not be overtightened — set the clutch on your drill to minimum.
Use 3 hinges on 6’8" and 7'0" doors, and 4 hinges on 7’6" and 8'0".