Pre-Hanging Exterior Doors

Bring it in house to make sure it’s done right the first time

By Greg Burnet

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Greg setting up the router for the hinge mortises

Greg Burnet owns Chicago Window and Door Solutions, a professional window and door installation company. Frustrated by poor quality and lack of choices when ordering pre-hung doors from a supplier, Greg’s company started pre-hanging many of their own doors in house. This slide show takes you through the various steps for two different projects. With each job he was able to match the wall thickness of a particular project, and he was to use hinges and hardware that matched the rest of the house. Greg’s full article on the subject can be found in the March 2015 edition of JLC.