Doors and windows are notoriously difficult to install properly. Many contractors sub them out to other experts to avoid having to deal with the exactness that’s required for proper installation. Even prehung doors, which you would assume would be simple to install, can prove quite difficult when getting the door perfect is a must.
Fortunately, a very simple solution has been developed that makes hanging doors not only easier, but a piece of cake. I normally don’t promote any certain name-brand products, but I have used this particular product several times and am confident it would be a very valuable product for homeowners and DIYers to know about.
The product is called “EZ-Hang” door brackets and is available at Home Depot, online, and likely in several other stores. The EZ-Hang system really does make a door “easy to hang,” as its name suggests. A packet comes with several triangle shaped brackets to use on one door and the small packet is very inexpensive. The brackets get mounted (screwed) to the prehung door frame directly behind the hinges (where the most support is needed), and each bracket has several grooves. After mounting the brackets, you simply draw a plumb line (vertically level) along the wood stud that the brackets will mount to and screw on each bracket, ensuring that the plumb line you drew goes through the same groove on each bracket. This ensures that the hinged side of the door is plumb. From there, you simply adjust the other side of the door as needed for a good fit, mount brackets on the other side, and screw the rest of the framing in place making sure that the door shuts properly with an even “reveal” around the perimeter.
The EZ-Hang system is extremely quick, inexpensive, reliable, and – best of all – requires no shims or other tedious adjustments. Virtually anyone can install a prehung door with the simple brackets, making what was once a difficult task best left to the pros a surprisingly easy job.
To learn more about the EZ-Hang system, search the product on YouTube or visit the main website at http://www.ezhangdoor.com.
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