In order for the SUPPLIER to warrant any GUARANTEES all installation instruction must be followed carefully. Do not install your door without reading these instructions. Inspect doors for noticeable defects, Do not hang Doors with defects. Report to supplier.
All Doors are FRONT ENTRANCE Doors and we cannot be liable for any damages if used as boundary gate. Before hanging, apply good quality sealer on all 6 sides, especially on the bottom edge.
Handling, Storage and Hanging of Doors
Handle carefully to avoid any damage
Doors must be stored flat on a level surface in dry, well ventilated building.
Doors stored on JOB SITE must be sealed with an effective quality sealer in order to prevent undue moisture absorption.
Containers are not suitable storage facilities.
Products should not be stored or fitted in a building until all wet trades are finished and dried out.
Immediately after cutting and fitting (BEFORE HANGING) seal all cut surfaces, ends and sides of door including “cut outs” locks etc with an effective sealer.
If trimming is needed, reduce equally on both sides, or top to bottom. Do not trim more than 5mm of each side.
Mortice locks are fitted at midrail joint can result in removal of one or more dowels, weakening the joint and causing possible warping & twisting.
Mortice lock cavity should be kept to minimum size and not fitted at rail joint.
For more detailed instructions on how to hang a door, read our blog post here.
SEALING, FINISHING RECOMMENDATIONS & BEST RESULTS
All doors must be sealed on all 6 sides.
At least 3 coats of a recommended sealer should be applied within 24 hours of one another. Allow each coat to dry thoroughly before applying the next. This must be done before doors is exposed to the elements.
Timber doors must be maintained by client and resealed at least 6 monthly, dependant upon exposure to the elements to prevent the breakdown of paint film and so protect the fibre from deterioration.
It is vital that the end grain is completely protected as this is where the moisture can most easily penetrate causing swelling, splitting and warping.
Stain alone is not sufficient to seal a solid timber door. A coating is needed for complete protection
The use of dark coloured paint stain finishes of external doors, particularly if located on the North or North West elevation of a building will result in high surface temperature and increase the risk of distortion and resin exudation.
Timber is a natural grown product, subject to changes due to variations of humidity and temperature. We try to ensure the timber has been prepared to make it suitable. It is obvious that we cannot know all the circumstances surrounding every situation in which our products are stored and installed
WE CANNOT THEREFORE GIVE ANY GUARANTEE AGAINST SHRINKAGE, WARPING OR SPLITTING.
Warp shall not be considered a defect unless it exceeds 6mm in the plane of the door itself. SABS warpage tolerance spec: 3mm on 1 metre and 6mm across the door.