Commercial Steel Door Frames
Commercial steel doors provide more security for your business than wood doors. As you know, commercial steel doors as any steel doors come with a frame that is also made of steel. The metal is thick and difficult to drill through. Welcome back to our blog section! Today we’ll explain to you how to install commercial steel door frames into steel stud wall.
It’s important to know that you can install a steel door frame before or after you frame the wall.
- Pry bar
- Steel door frame
- Metal Studs
You used to think that installing commercial steel door frames was a task for professionals. Metal studs are perfectly straight and easy to install. They’re light, resistance to fire, insects, and rot. However, you can accomplish this task by following these steps.
Steps to Install Commercial Steel Door Frames
- Use a pry bar to pull the upper molding of the old and existing door. Then, repeat this step on the bottom and middle part of the molding. This will help the hinge pins to go out.
- After this, place the new metal studs or frames on the new door frame opening. In some cases, you have to set blocks to the areas requiring support.
- Then, attach steel jamb studs to the floor through floor anchor. Moreover, install steel jamb studs to floor and ceiling runners. You have to tightly against frame anchors.
- Finally, position metal studs in frame throat and attach to anchors. You must connect it with meld or screws. Remember that if you are using screws, then drill from the back side of the stud. Also, you have to drill it through both the stud and anchor. Then, attach with two screws per anchor location.
Then, you’ll be ready to set up your new commercial door. Here you have them, some easy steps to follow if you want to install commercial steel door frames into your property. To conclude, our recommendation is that you should not install drywall or wallboard until the frame is entirely plumb and square.