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Risks of Do It Yourself (DIY) Door Installation

Professional VS DIY Door Installation

Are you blessed with rare Do It Yourself project skills? Is the brand new tile floor in your bathroom or marble countertop on your kitchen all due to your hard won efforts? If so, congratulations! However, if you’re like most people, you’re not quite sure of your Do It Yourself construction skills. Before embarking on any project, we recommend asking yourself whether you want to undergo the effort that it takes to bring a complicated construction project to fruition on a solo basis. Here’s a list of some of the most important risks that you should consider before starting a project like this.

 

Things can easily go awry with any project and door installation is absolutely not an exception to that rule. When you’re installing a door – anywhere in the house, but specifically an entrance door, it’s essential to make sure that all your measurements are correctly on the dot. You’re the only one responsible to making sure that every detail adheres correctly. If you accidentally miss any detail while you’re working on the door, you’re taking the risk of having shoddy construction. These drawbacks can include:

  • Doors that don’t hold heat inside the home in Winter weather.
  • Doors that don’t hold the cold air inside in Summer weather.
  • Doors that bang against objects in your home.
  • Door that scrape or adhere to objects outside your home or the doorway.
  • Doors that stick or shudder when you’re sliding or swinging them open.
  • Doors that are insecure; if a criminal or burglar comes, they can easily get inside them.
  • Door frames that leave room for mice, bugs, ants, cockroaches, termites, or other pests to come inside through.
  • Doors with a joint gap that allows water to leak into your walls. This is disastrous. Water damage is incredibly harmful to your home on multiple levels.
  • Doors that don’t help you take advantage of the energy savings that can come with modern designed doors – water leaks aren’t the only concern you should have; you should also want to know that energy isn’t leaking inside or outside your home.
  • You can potentially hurt yourself. Knee or back injuries are common with amateur Do It Yourself door installation attempts; this is even worse if it happens to a friend or someone who has volunteered their time to help assist you with the project.
  • Nasty dings, scrapes, or scratches on the door itself – when you’re attempting an amaterur installation you are running the risk of accidentally damaging the exterior veneer of the door.
  • Of course, you are also running the risk of garnering subtle distortions in the door that most people won’t notice or see, but you surely will every time you enter or exit the home leaving or going to work. Why risk these annoying mishaps; you want your door to make leaving or entering your home as seamless and peaceful as possible.

 

Some people are equipped to bring do it yourself door installation projects to fruition; but most people are not at all. If you want to maintain a safe, pristine entrance, the best thing to do is to call the experts at a professional, experienced door installation firm like Dori Doors; they will be sure to help mitigate any of the risks or frustrations associated with self-attempted door installations.

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Custom Door Installation NYC

Our new project is a custom door installation  NYC for the Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Residence in Brooklyn provides permanent housing with support in a single-site building with 24-hour staff support for adults with serious mental illness, co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders and adults with HIV/AIDS. Tenants are provided with rental stipends and case management/supportive services on an as-needed basis. Tenants pay 30% of gross monthly income towards rent that shelters people with special needs. These doors are for very heavy traffic. Exterior fronts also have an added element for wind and cold weather. The doors are aluminum to match the building’s original design (the vision glass around the doors).

customm door installation NYC

Type of Door Install:

Clear anodize aluminum

Frame 2×4 1/2″

Doors wide style 5″ around vision

10″ bottom rail

Door Hardware Installation:

Full mortise continuo hinges double Bering heavy duty

Von duprin push to exit device

Aromatic heavy duty door closer norton 6000

Features:

Security desk can open and swing doors remotely

Wheel chair can push button to swing doors (not manually for easy excess)

Original doors were double doors, we changed to a single door. The existing doors were not good for heavy traffic. When there is an additional entrance in a building such as Service Entrance (service entrances are always double doors and are used for deliveries or similar services)  and if the front door needs to be automatic, it should be a single door. Single doors are the best solution for wheel chair accessibility which was the case for this building with many wheel chairs coming in and out all the time.

New doors were replaced with Center single door 42″ (more the standard 36″) more convenient for smooth access in and out especially on wheel chair.

custom door project sketch

The Process Of Custom Door Installation

1-      First appointment meeting the client

2-      Dori Doors gets all info about the traffic of the doors for example if only for tenants or also for deliveries.

Delivery entrances need doors with more room for the dolly and boxes.

3-      Dori Doors suggests better operating solutions.

4-      Presents Estimate with drawing and cut sheets.

5-      Then customer revises, in this case customer also added request of automatic operators (closers)

6-      Dori Doors revised and sent Estimate with new request.

7-      Approval

8-      Project execution.

Total process time : This project took 20 weeks

 

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Selecting the Right Office Door for your Business

Exterior office doors can leave a lasting impression on first-time customers. There is always that anxious feeling of what lies on the other side of a door, regardless of what the visit may be in for. Doctors, attorneys, investment brokers, and retail establishments spend thousands of dollars each year to attract new visitors, but an exterior front door can leave a solid imprint on a visitor’s mind.

Appealing Metal Doors

Metal doors are used for heavy traffic and add an air of longevity and security. Once, this protection only came in the form of flat gray color, hosting locks and simple hardware. This has all changed with designs that are more welcoming to the eye. Six-panel metal doors that yield a brushed painted finish can soften the harsh industrial presence of the traditional institutional gray. Fitted with an easy to use pull-down handle, a wood-tone, pastel, or light gray entrance door can bring the front of a building to life.

Dramatic Full Length Glass

There is nothing lovelier than a sparkling view of what lies inside of a window. If your company has an astonishing decor, show it off with a full-length glass door. A sturdy aluminum frame can outline the clear glass, while keeping tempered glass securely in place. Add a slight tint for removing glare and make the interior appear inviting. The most popular frames are bronze and champagne in color, for a dazzling, upscale design.

Prestigious Wood Exterior Doors

Nothing says prominence like a well-crafted wood door. If you have an office that is held within a building, or have a weather-protecting overhang to limit exposure, wood is a great choice in a commercial exterior entry door. Mahogany and walnut are two types of wood that will signify your pride and to invite new clients into your area. Carvings and exceptional trimmings allow you to be as simple or as extravagant in how you wish your company to be perceived.

Take the time to make this important choice in the gateway of your establishment. New clients will remember their first visit by the lasting impression of your front door. If you are unsure of what type of door is best suited for your specialty, invest in the knowledge of a designer. Many door companies offer this service at no charge. Consider your entrance as a form of advertising because it will announce who and what you are about.

If you’re looking to revamp your Office doors and Custom Door installations in NYC contact the professionals at DORI DOORS.

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Commercial and Industrial Glass Doors

Dori Doors & Security, INC are experts in commercial and industrial glass door installations, repair and maintenance. We’re known to mention that our specialty is in tempered glass Clear Tempered Frameless Glass Doors. We know that these doors promote high-security without sacrificing the front-facing aesthetic that commercial and industrial properties need to maintain an exceptional appearance and function.

 

These full-glass and often frame-less doors can be totally customized in shape, with handles, exit bars and overhead closures, and are made to match with an inventory of likable finishes. Clear Tempered Frameless Glass Doors typically feature 3/8’’ or 1/2’’ thickness and are exemplary for etching, sandblasting and placing custom logos which clearly represent your business. So what is your use? Here are a few applicable uses for Commercial and Industrial glass doors that we find attractive and very useful.

 

Restaurants, Retail, Business, Business, Business

 

Commonly, commercial doors are used in a variety of different establishments. The reason is simple. These doors offer transparency, which attracts customers to a product. For instance, they offer views of a delectable dish on table five, or a leather coat on a mannequin a few feet inside a store. Commercial glass doors literally invite you in, and in multiple ways. At the same time, they offer incredibly safe results. Although glass is perceived as fragile, these doors are composed of exceptional break-proof glass material, making them perfectly holistic for all types of a commercial front.

 

Industrial Glass Doors

 

Industrial glass doors are applicable in numerous circumstances. New York City Fire Departments, police stations, car wash centers and even storage facilities use industrial glass doors. They can be found in lumber yards, construction yards and other industrial properties as well. Industrial glass doors might be used to section off a renovated live-in farmhouse or even in an apartment to contrast a cozy interior. The use of the industrial glass door is endless. They are perfect for an aesthetically conscious client or a government entity needing a custom build.

What is common?

 

At Dori Doors & Security, INC, we can’t really say that anything is common. And, we like it that way. We like to customize doors for our clients in order to suit their exact or very particular needs. This keeps our job as unique as our product and makes for an unequaled experience in every way. But we can offer these commercial and industrial glass features to help you orient  yourself with our expertise in the area.

 

  • Insulated Glass, Laminated Glass, Safety Glass
  • Glass Weather Proofing
  • Glass Densities: 3/8’’ or 1/2’’ and More
  • 1 Year Comprehensive Service Guarantee: Installation, Maintenance and Repair
  • Free Commercial and Residential Estimates
  • Highest Quality Products and Hardware
  • First-Rate Customer Service
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

 

Recap on Glass Doors

 

Dori Doors & Security, INC is passionate about servicing the Greater New York City Area. Our customers are very pleased with the effort we use to install quality long-lasting products wherever they are needed. If you have a question about our service send us a line! We love discussing commercial and industrial glass doors!

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