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Whether you want to give your home a peaceful feel or allow more natural light into your house, installing white french doors is a great option.

Here's all you need to know if you're thinking of installing this type of wooden door in your home.

Installation guidelines

Tools you'll need:

  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Screwdriver
  • Hammer
  • Screws and Nails
  • Shim and Pry Bar
  • Chisel
  • Tape Measure
  • Set Square
  • Level
  • Safety Glasses
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Steps of installation:

  1. Remove Old Frame And Trim. Removing the old frame may take you over an hour. Around the trim, score the caulking. Then, use a pry bar to pry it open. Prying will aid in the removal of the frame without causing damage to the wall. Set aside the trim for later installation, noting down as needed to assist you to remember where each piece fits.
  2. Square The Opening. You'll need a carpenter square and a long level for this step. Use these tools to make sure your opening is square; otherwise, your door might not close or align properly.
  3. Install New Frame. Erect the new frame, leveling the door with as many shims as needed. Ensure that the jambs are flush against the wall. Nail through the frame and shim into the studs, just enough to hold the frame in place. At this stage, double-check the door to make sure it works properly.
  4. Finish Securing The Frame. Once you're sure everything is leveled, aligned, opening, and closing properly, attach the frame permanently. With a box cutter or a wood chisel, remove any exposed shims.

Lastly, you can replace the trim (or cut and install new trim, if your project requires it).

Benefits of white French door installations for the home

  • Aesthetic appeal. White French doors with wood trim add decor to your modern, rustic, industrial, and historic homes. This lovely addition improves your home's value by giving it more appeal.
  • Allows natural light. Adding interior french doors to your living room or kitchen is a simple way to allow more natural light into the room. Depending on the architectural design of your house, these doors can be designed to swing inwards or outwards.
  • Energy efficiency. French doors of white wood made with glass improve the insulation and energy efficiency of your property. During the winter, a door with glass panels keeps warm air from escaping your dining and living rooms. During the summer, however, the extra glass combined with this style of door will prevent chilly air from leaving your home.
  • Security. Despite the huge windows, french doors are equipped with some of the best locks, including high-security locking systems and fully adjustable hinges.

You may also personalize the locking patterns for your wood interior door and employ a variety of security systems that can be readily integrated with other doors.

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