How to Measure a Door for Replacement

Spring is right around the corner so you may be thinking about adding some curb appeal by replacing that old worn out door. Here’s some tips on how to measure your door so you can get a quote on the correct sized replacement the first time around.

Once you know how to measure a door, you’ll be able to call in an order in no time, but don’t worry Polar will also measure so we eliminate any sort of error.

Follow the simple steps below:

Step 1: Figure out is the door is a right- or left-hand door and in-swing or out-swing.

Step 2: Draw a diagram to write the appropriate measurements. Take a measurement of the width, height, and thickness (or edge) of the door. Make sure you do not include any other features, like weather stripping or the door sweep, ONLY measure the door. Write down the exact measurements and, in parentheses, round them up to the nearest inch.

Step 3: Measure the width of the door jamb. Again, do not measure any of the trim materials. When you face the jamb, you will take the measurement from the back of the interior trim piece to the back of the exterior trim piece.

Step 4: To be on the safe side, it’s worth measuring the height and width of the framed door space – not including any trim materials.

Now you’re an expert in how to measure a door for replacement!

 

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