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How to Measure a Door for Replacement in 5 Simple Steps

Q: How do you measure a door for replacement?

A: Measure the width, the height, and the door thickness, and then run on over Dan’s Discount Windows and Doors and buy one that matches.

Right?  WRONG!
If you’re interested in replacing a door in your home, the first thing you need to do is learn how to measure a door for replacement.  You definitely don’t want to arrive home with a door that is too big, or too small, for your existing door frame. There are a few more steps to measuring a door than you might have thought, but it’s easy to do yourself if you know some door-specific vocabulary and a few tricks of the trade.

Door Vocabulary:

Jamb – wood framework that surrounds the doorway.  It does not include any trim/casing that is usually adhered to the interior/exterior wall surface to hide where the door jamb meets the sheet rock, stucco, brick, etc. The door jamb is solely the framework in which the door is set.
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