Taking measurements before plastering work

Problem: The door may not fit at all.

Solution: measure the finished holes.

How to avoid: Wait to measure until plastering flashings are completed.

Details of the problem: If measurements are taken before plastering is completed, there is a risk that the final dimension of the door openings will differ from the initial measurements. Plastering can change the depth and width of the opening.

How to avoid: Always wait for all plastering work to be completed before taking measurements. Make sure the walls are completely dry and finished before you start measuring.

Taking measurements before laying the floor

Problem: The door may not fit the opening.

Solution: Measure after the floors are laid.

How to avoid: Take measurements when the floor is already in place.

Problem details: The floor can significantly affect the height of the door opening. If you take measurements before laying it, you may find that the door is too long or too short.

How to avoid: Take measurements after the floor installation is complete. Make sure you include the thickness of the floor covering in your calculations.

Crooked doorway

Problem: Gaps between the frame and the wall, clearances.

Solution: use the blends provided in the kit.

How to avoid: Measure the hole accurately in several places and make sure to plaster flashings.

Problem details: Unevenness and curvature in a doorway can lead to unsightly gaps between the frame and the wall. This can affect thermal and acoustic insulation.

How to avoid: Use levelers and accurate measuring tools. Check the hole at several points along its length and width.

Cracked glass

Problem: The glass may break during installation or transportation.

Solution: unpack the door immediately before installation, install according to the instructions and carefully.

How to avoid: Careful handling of glass items.

Problem details: Glass in loft doors is particularly vulnerable to damage during transportation and installation. Even a small force can cause a rupture.

How to avoid: Open the door package where it is installed. Avoid putting the door on the edges and excessive pressure on the glass.

Wall scratches

Problem: Possible damage to walls, such as scratches.

Solution: Work very carefully.

How to avoid: Secure walls and floors before installation.

Problem details: When installing steeldoors, it is easy to accidentally scratch or damage walls and floors, especially in narrow corridors or with heavy equipment.

How to avoid: Protect walls and floors with protective mats. Work slowly and methodically, avoiding sudden movements.

Damage to cables during drilling

Problem: Drilling mounting holes can damage cables.

Solution: Check the cable runs with a special sensor.

How to avoid: Always locate cables before drilling.

Problem details: Drilling holes for hinges or mounting components risks damaging hidden electrical cables, which can lead to serious problems.

How to avoid: Before drilling, use a cable detector to make sure cables are not in the area of the planned hole.

Plaster chipping on corners

Problem: Damage to the plaster structure when facing the frame.

Solution: Careful drilling and installation.

How to avoid: Gently machining corners.

Problem details: Drilling near the corners of plastered walls can lead to spalling and cracking, undermining the finish and aesthetics.

How to avoid: Use a drill with the correct diameter and a drilling technique that minimizes the risk of breakage.

Door frame scratches

Problem: Scratches on the door frame during installation.

Solution: use the right tools and assembly techniques.

How to avoid: Careful handling of the door frame during installation.

Details of the problem: Metal loft door frames are prone to scratches that can occur during installation.

How to avoid: Cover frames with protective film during installation. Use tools that will not scratch the surface.

Confusion of opening pages

Problem: The door is mounted in the wrong opening direction.

Solution: check before installation which way you want the door to open.

How to avoid: Pay attention to the opening direction markings before starting installation.Remember that accuracy and care during installation can prevent many problems and ensure long-term satisfaction with your steel door.

Details of the problem: Incorrectly installing the door in the wrong opening direction can cause problems with the use and aesthetics of the room.

How to avoid: Carefully check which side of the door is the opening side before installation. Mark it prominently to avoid confusion.

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