How To Buy A Used Door

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A lot of customers come into us saying, “I need a door!”  While we like to help our customers as much as possible, we need a bit more information than that.  If you find yourself in need of a door, in order to help both you and us, you will need the following information:

  1. Width, height and thickness of the door needed (in inches).
  2. Are you looking for a door made of all wood, partial glass, full glass?
  3. Do you need this as an interior or exterior door?
  4. If you are looking for an exterior door, will it swing inside or out?
  5. Are you looking for a painted door, or natural wood?
  6. Most of the doors we carry are no longer in the jamb, but occasionally we get a door that comes complete with the jamb.  Are you looking for only a door, or do you need a complete set-up?
  7. If you are putting the door into an existing jamb, you will need to find out if the jamb is hinged on the right or the left side.  We determine this method the same as used in architectural drawings which is by standing inside the room in which the door opens into.  In this case, you can always see the hinge pins and knuckles exposed towards you.

If you come prepared with this information, our staff will be able to help you find the perfect used door!