planned capital repair of apartment or private home, each of us could not help wondering where to begin.As a rule, any repair starts with the replacement of the front door.In recent years, the most popular was the installation of metal doors - with their own hands to do it simply.In addition, there are a number of reasons that force us to give preference to such a door.
advantages of metal doors ↑
- strength metal door will allow you to be confident in the safety of their property.
- The variety of finishes allows you to choose the door in strict accordance with your wishes.
- wide price range is designed for consumers at all income levels.
- Durability - metal doors are not afraid of pests, fung
- use of modern insulating materials guarantees excellent thermal and acoustic insulation.
- Multi-level locking systems and additional security will not allow hackers or pick a lock or remove the door from its hinges.
Choice robust design ↑
Before installing the front door, metal, talk to friends and acquaintances.Maybe some of them in recent months to carry out replacement doors and will be able to advise you on a reliable manufacturer or retailer.Before you buy, ask to show you all regulations to ensure product quality.Be sure to check the door and the proposed pay attention to the following points:
- thickness of the metal in the door panel should be at least 2 mm
- In a closed door on the hinge side must be small gaps, covered with a sealant.If there are no gaps, a few months of use, you will inevitably have problems closing the door.
- Castle must have locking pins on all four sides of the door.It does not allow to cut the loop and press it.
Important!Sometimes cheaper models of doors instead of steel pins are equipped with plastic imitations.Be sure to check.
- Ask which uses corrosion-resistant coating manufacturer.
Important!The most susceptible to corrosion of the metal part of the door is a threshold.Therefore, it is desirable that it be made of stainless steel.
Terms installation recommendations ↑
Even if you have chosen a high-quality entrance door, it is not yet safe.
Equally important is how to install a metal door.
interesting!According to law enforcement agencies, the cases when the robbers, unable to open the steel door, equipped with high-quality locks, simply remove it from the wall with the outer duct.This is possible due to improper installation door.
way out of the situation may be installation of entrance doors with their hands.If you have little experience with a drill and a hammer, this process will not be too difficult for you.
Important!Some vendors do not support the warranty on the door, installed by the buyer alone.In this case it is better to pay the installation services or seek other outlets.
only and the main condition for achieving the best results is the attention to detail - it is better one time to be patient and meticulous than redo the work several times.
Important!Before choosing the doors need to properly measure the doorway.Remember that the gap between the casing and the wall around the perimeter should be at least 25mm.
You will need the tools and supplies ↑
- small pry bar or crowbar
- big hammer
- Wooden wedges
- Polyurethane foam
Removing the old door ↑
Before you install outside the metal door, it is necessary to free the doorway by the end of its century door.Let's get started.
- The first step is to remove the old door off its hinges.If collapsible hinges, widely open the door and using the crowbar to lift her up, until until removed.If the loop unsplit, you need to unscrew the screws, they were attached to Lutkov.
- Now dismantle the door frame.If it is wood, or out to pull all the nails and anchors, which smew attached to the wall.Then, using a hacksaw to saw the side rack in half and squeeze them from the walls of a crowbar.Now, just take out the pieces of the door frame.If you remove all fasteners, smew ejects easily enough.
- metal door frame can give you a little bit more of a hassle.For it is necessary to dismantle grinder to cut the mounting rods and then remove the entire structure.This process typically leads to extensive destruction plaster around the door, but it is impossible to do without it.
- When the old door is removed, be sure to clean the opening of the remnants of the old insulation and excess grout.
installation methods of entrance doors with their hands ↑
Important!With the installation of metal doors rather difficult to handle alone.This is due to considerable weight construction and its dimensions.So, before starting work podyschu assistant.
Setting input metal doors can be accomplished in two ways.One of them is used, when the door is placed flush with the wall, and the second approach in the case where the side door around the flat slopes exist.
method №1 - mounting on metal plates ↑
The most common way to install a steel door is fixing it to the wall with metal plates.Typically, such plates are at the side profiles of the door frame by fixing three on each side.
use of this technology is only possible when the door from the apartment placed flush with the wall.
- in pre-peeled door insert the door and align it on a level and plumb.The correct position of the door locking with wooden wedges and check the level again.
- Hand-hammer or a drill to make holes in the wall at the attachment points.
- into the prepared hole hammered steel rods 10-15 cm long, ends clench.Instead of twigs can use anchors.
- At this stage, be sure to check whether the door closes freely, and how it fits tightly the box.In addition, the incorrect position of the door can cause jamming of the lock mechanism.Therefore, before using foam worth checking out, how easy is triggered if the latch and close the locks.
- Now Moisturizing opening and fill the void with foam.
Important!Dirt foam, the visible part of the door is quite difficult to clean.Therefore, before the work is desirable to protect them with masking tape.
After installing the door foam should be dry, in this period it is advisable not to open the door.
method №2 - mounting screws with anchors ↑
As a rule, this method is only applicable if the door need to "drown" in the thickness of the wall, making it impossible to use the mounting plates.
In order to understand how to set up an iron door in this case, you should consider a door box.In most cases, the manufacturer provides special mounting holes in the box and complete with anchor bolts are sold door and plastic caps of her color.If anything like this in your door you can not find, to install it, you will need welding machine.
- installing the door on the spacer as described above, the drill in the side pillars of the door frame on the 3 holes on each side.
- hammer through the hole in the wall pieces of steel rod length of at least 12cm.
- Weld ends of the rod to the door frame.The welding must be carried out through a hole in the side of the box.This is necessary in order to avoid sagging, which can obstruct the closing of the door.
Where the anchors provided design door sufficiently through the fastening groove drill a hole in the wall anchors and secure the door.It remains only to blow out the gap between the wall and the door with foam and wait until it dries.
Now you know how to install the front door.Important in this process is not to ignore good advice and do not rush. better to spend a whole day on the installation of the door than to invoke the aid fitter for cutting the lock jammed.