Door Jamb Units
From Doors of Elegance Serving metro New Orleans & the Northshore
Have Door Jamb Units Professionally Designed and Installed
It is not uncommon to overlook the great importance of having a high quality door jamb. These pieces are critically significant in two ways: they provide a structural function to the door, and they contribute to the overall design aesthetic of any entryway. Doors of Elegance provides door jamb units in Mandeville and New Orleans, LA that will not only look great in your home, but will also stand the test of time.
The Function and Construction of a Door Jamb
A door jamb is one solid unit that provides a foundation for the door, enabling the door to be secured to the frame. The jamb must be sized perfectly to support the entire weight of the door, while also leaving enough allowance for the door to function properly. Each jamb will consist of a lower piece known as a threshold, and an upper section, which is commonly called the jamb header.
Interior doors generally have simpler flat jambs. These jambs are created for flat door frames and typically have a separate door stop. The jamb commonly used for exterior doors is the rabbeted jamb. These exterior jambs are thicker and more durable and intricate, and consist of a built in door stop. Exterior jambs must allow for a more solid seal around the door.
It is wise to seek professional design and installation services for your door jamb in order to ensure that the piece will be the right length and thickness, and that it will be placed correctly within the door frame to allow for the door to seal properly without being too tight or leaving gaps. Installing door jambs to exterior doors is an especially delicate process, as it is crucial that these doors be secured well, and a professional can make certain that the job is done correctly the first time around.