What to Expect During Your St. Louis Door Installation Project

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If you are about to embark on a St. Louis door installation project, there are a few things you need to know to help make the process easier.

Home renovation projects are exciting, but they can also be incredibly stressful. Having a clear understanding of what the project entails and what you can do to prepare yourself and your home can help you enjoy the process more.

Replacing your front door is more complicated than most people realize. Getting you from the first consultation to the finished project requires many choices. That is why we believe communication is key to a successful St. Louis door installation project.

How To Start Your St. Louis Door Installation Project with Hawthorn

If you have noticed signs of wear and tear on your front door, it’s time to contact the professionals about replacing it.

Signs you need a door replacement:

  • Your door needs to be updated.
  • Your home security is compromised.
  • Your door isn’t sealing properly.
  • It is weathered and has sustained moisture damage.

You can email or call us so we can find out what type of project you are looking at and set up an initial consultation. This is where we meet with you, assess your home, find out what you want and need, consider any pain points, and develop a solution that best fits your needs.

Any home renovation project brings with it many unknowns for you as a homeowner, so we walk around your entire home and look at the scope of work so that we can prepare you properly.

We use modern software to create a digital rendering of your home and project, allowing us to look at the scope and design options and make accurate estimate calculations.

You need to choose a door material, color, hardware, lock system, and any other customizations you might want, such as a double or single door, glass panes, or specialty windows.

Once we have completed your digital rendering and provided an estimate, you can decide if you’d like to go ahead with your St. Louis door installation project.

Preparing for Your St. Louis Door Installation Project

A professional company will help you prepare for the process, and they will also make the process as easy for you as possible.

On the installation day, your contracting company will use protective coverings around the door area to protect your floors, but there are a few other things you can do to help.

  • Move furniture, pot plants, and decor items.
  • Keep your pets and children away from the work area for their safety and the installers.
  • Check the weather before installation day so that you can be prepared, as you will have a large opening in your home while they are installing the new door.

What Happens During a Door Replacement?

Each company will have its systems in place, but generally speaking, the installers will tear out the old frame and check the condition of the door opening. They will look for rot or moisture damage and pests like termites. If they come across any issues, these will need to be repaired before they can continue.

If your door opening is in good condition, they will place the new door inside the space. They will then add all the hardware and latches and clean up when they are done.

This process can take anywhere from 3 hours to 2 days, depending on the scope of work, the type of door you have installed, and the weather.

For the Best Results, Choose a Quality Door and Professional Installer

At Hawthorn, we understand that a home renovation project can feel overwhelming, so we communicate with our clients every step of the way.

Daily updates and actionable plans keep our clients informed and comfortable throughout the process.

If you are thinking about a St. Louis door installation project, call us for a free estimate and a comprehensive consultation.

Mark Moore

Mark Moore

Founder & CEO