How We Tackle Charleston Interior Door Installation Services
When it comes to interior door installation, in Charleston, SC property owners sometimes assume it's a breeze—take out the old door, put in the new one, and that's that. But the installation process is more involved than it may seem, and it can be surprisingly difficult to get it right. That's why it's not uncommon to encounter interior entries that haven't been installed correctly and don't look or function like they should.
There's no need to worry about that happening when an experienced Charleston handyman from Mr. Handyman is on the job. We've been taking care of interior door installation projects in Charleston homes and businesses for a long time, and we know all the tricks of the trade to get it done perfectly.
We will take care of the entire Charleston interior door installation process from start to finish, including:
- Cutting a rough opening in the wall, if necessary
- Removing the old slab from the frame
- Removing hinge plates, strike plates, and jambs
- Inserting the pre-hung unit into the rough opening
- Adding shims to adjust the level and position of the jambs
- Nailing the frame to your wall studs
- Installing (or re-installing) your trim
- Attaching backplates, door knobs, lockset, and strike plate
If you need Charleston door installation services for a unit that is not pre-hung, we can handle that as well. We also provide exterior door installation and exterior door repair services.
Choose Mr. Handyman for Interior Door Installation, in Charleston SC
Are you looking for professional handyman service from an experienced, courteous technician? Trust your team of experts at Mr. Handyman of Charleston and Summerville to deliver top-quality workmanship and friendly customer service. We are committed to helping the people of our local communities here in South Carolina with professional services that are designed to make their homes and commercial businesses more appealing, comfortable, energy-efficient, and overall livable, including flooring installation and much more.
Frequently Asked Questions About Charleston Interior Door Installation
HOW DO I SELECT THE RIGHT INTERIOR DOOR UNIT?
In most cases, we recommend choosing a pre-hung door for Charleston interior door installation. That means the slab is already installed inside the frame, and the entire package can be inserted into the rough opening. When choosing a pre-hung unit, there are a couple of important factors to keep in mind so you can be sure you're getting the right fit:
- Before making any purchase decisions, measure your rough opening carefully—it should be about two to two and a half inches wider than the pre-hung unit you select. It's also important that the width of the jambs matches the thickness of the wall, including the drywall on either side.
- Another very important consideration before purchasing is which way your door will swing. This matters a lot because you may not have the space necessary for the unit's swing radius on one side, so you need to make sure it swings the right way.
Aside from those two considerations, you also want to think about designs and materials that will work best for your residential or commercial property. Sometimes a different style from the traditional hinged options is your best choice. For example, when it comes to bathroom door or closet door installation, there may not be enough room for a slab to swing inward or outward. In that case, you'll want to consider pocket, barn, or bifold door styles instead.
Material-wise, there is a wide range to choose from, including glass, solid wood, or engineered wood, also known as medium-density fiberboard (MDF). MDF has gained a lot of popularity in recent years thanks to its cost-effectiveness, aesthetic appeal, and flexibility that allows you to apply paint. However, it’s important to keep in mind that it has a hollow core and it’s prone to water damage.
Our team of professionals is widely experienced in the following Charleston interior door installation services:
- French door
- Patio door
- Shower door installation
- Sliding door, sliding closet
- Laundry room doors
- And much more
HOW LONG DOES CHARLESTON INTERIOR DOOR INSTALLATION TAKE?
That really depends on a number of factors, but typically a pre-hung interior door installation can be taken care of in a couple of hours. However, there may be complicating factors that cause it to take longer, like if there are issues with the rough opening or if it's a more complex style of the entryway that requires additional steps, so in some cases, it may take considerably longer. Once we know more about your specific project, we can give you a more accurate time estimate for the entire process.
IS IT EASIER TO REPLACE JUST THE SLAB AND KEEP THE OLD FRAME?
In most cases, no, it's not. Homeowners often assume it will be easier (and therefore faster and less costly) to just replace the slab rather than get a pre-hung unit, but fitting a new slab in an existing frame can be a complicated, time-consuming process that requires some difficult measurements to get right. If you're determined to do it that way, you can count on your experienced Charleston handyman to know how to get it done—but it will likely not be as fast or cost-effective as installing a pre-hung entryway unit.
Looking for Interior Door Installation? Charleston, SC Can Rely On Mr. Handyman
If you live in Charleston or the surrounding area, including communities such as North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Johns Island, and Goose Creek, trust your professional handyman team at Mr. Handyman of Charleston and Summerville for all your repair, installation, and maintenance needs.
Get in touch with us today to find out more about our reliable handyman services, which include everything from wood rot repair
to bathroom remodeling