How To Store Your New Internal Doors

Inspect Your Doors on Delivery

It is very important to follow these instructions when taking delivery of your new doors. They are a big investment for your property and we want to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Your doors are packed for dispatching with packing and padding to prevent scuffs and damage. However, sometimes damage can occur in transit. It is therefore advisable to thoroughly check over your doors when you receive them. Remove packaging, including cardboard corner protectors. Note, if you intend to store the door for a long time, keep the door sealed in its polythene wrapper to prevent water damage.

Having satisfied yourself that the internal door is unblemished, please replace all packaging. It is important that you do this because doing so will prevent damage which may occur in the meantime whilst you wait until you are ready to hang your door. This is particularly crucial if you are storing the door in a corridor or an area of high traffic as it will reduce the risk of dust, dirt, paint splashes and collision damage.

If you have purchased unfinished doors you will need to take extra care. Because the wood is untreated it is particularly susceptible to warping. Keeping your door watertight until you are ready to treat and hang the door will prevent water damage.

If you’re not planning on hanging your new doors immediately, then you should be sure to store them properly to avoid damaging them beforehand.

Store your door:

  • Horizontally
  • In packaging
  • On a dry/flat floor

Do Not store your door:

  • Vertically – can cause the door to bow/may tip over
  • In a room which has just been plastered – excess moisture in the room will warp the door

Whilst it may be tempting to store doors upright to save space by placing your door against a wall, doing so can cause the wood to bow through the strain involved. It is therefore advisable to rest doors on their long edge, or if possible to lie the door flat; this will avoid excessive strain to the door.

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