1. The utility or structure strength of the doors must not be impaired in fitting to the opening, in applying hardware, in preparing for lights, louvers, plants-on or other detailing.

2. Use a minimum of tow hinges for 1 3/8” doors up to 80” in height, three hinges for all 1 ./4” doors and all doors from 81” to 84” in height, four hinges for all doors over 84” up to 96” in height.

3. Clearances between door edges and doorframe should be a minimum of 1/16” on the hinge edge. For latch edge and top rail, the clearance should be 1/8” (+0, -1/16”).

4. All hardware locations, preparations for hardware and methods of hardware attachments must be appropriate for the specific door construction. Templates for specific hardware preparation are available from hardware manufacturers, NWWDA, National Wood Window and Door Association) or DHI (Door and Hardware Institute).

5. Pilot holes must be drilled for all screws that act as hardware attachments. Threaded-to-the-head screws are preferable for fastening hardware to nonrated doors and are required on fire-rated doors.


1. Inspect all wood stile and rail doors prior to hanging them on the job. Repair noticeable marks or defects that may have occurred from improper storage and handling.

2. Field touch-up shall include the filling of exposed hail or screw holes, refinishing of raw surfaces resulting from job fitting, repair of job-inflicted scratches and mars, and final cleaning of finished surfaces. Field repairs and touch-up should be the responsibility of the installing contractor.

3. When cleaning door surfaces, use a nonabrasive commercial cleaner designed for cleaning wood door or paneling sue faces that does not leave a film residue that would build up or affect the surface gloss of the door finish.

mproper storage, handling, finishing or installation of Jeld Wen doors may result in severe damage to them and may void the warranty. All doors shall be finished of all six sides for a valid warranty. The following guidelines will help maintain the high quality of these doors.


1. Store doors flat on a level surface in a dry, well-ventilated building. Doors should be kept at least 3 ½ inches off the floor and should have protective coverings under the bottom door and over the top. Covering should protect doors from dirt, water, and abuse, but allow air for air circulation under and around the stack. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.

2. Do not subject interior doors to extremes of heat and/or humidity. Prolonged exposure may cause damage/ buildings where humidity and temperature are controlled provide the best storage facilities (recommended conditions: 30% to 50% Relative Humidity and 300 F to 900 F.)

3. Do not install doors in buildings that have wet plaster or cement unless they have been properly finished. Do not store doors in buildings with excessive moisture content  —  HVAC systems should be operating and balanced.

4. Doors should always be handled with clean hands or while wearing clean gloves.

5. Doors should be lifted and carried when being moved, not dragged across one another.