Builders Choice HDXD167939, HDXD167922, HDX161593, HDXD168028, HDX163740, HDX161517, HDX161753, HDCP151040 Operating instructions

Builders Choice HDXD167939, HDXD167922, HDX161593, HDXD168028, HDX163740, HDX161517, HDX161753, HDCP151040 Operating instructions
1. Preparing the Rough Opening
Are the walls straight?
Are the uprights level?
Is the subfloor clean,
dry, level and solid?
2. Pre-Caulking Subfloor for Sill
If you are using a height
plate to bring the sill up to
the level of the finished
floor covering: be sure that
it is at least as wide and
long as the sill.
Put three heavy beads (1/2”)
of non-hardening caulk on
the subfloor or height plate
as shown. Put enough caulk
at the sides to completely
cover the bottom of the side
jamb. Rock door unit
directly into position.
Be sure to caulk thoroughly
under and around the height
3. Position Unit in Rough Opening
Put fasteners in jambs as shown, just above the hinge
positions on the hinge jamb. Leave fasteners sticking out a
Single Units:
Fasten hinge
Sidelite Units:
Fasten sidelite
jamb to hinge
Patio Units:
Fasten jamb on
fixed or passive
side of door
Assure that back
side of
brickmould is up
against exterior
On hinge jamb only:
Place one shim behind each
hinge between the hinge jamb
and the wall stud.
Check hinge jamb for plumb
and true with a 6-foot level.
5. Ensure Consistent Margins
Shim between the strike side jamb
and wall stud near the top and
bottom of the jamb, across from the
top and bottom hinge locations.
Adjust the frame so it is flush with
the face of the door.
Drive a fastener through each
shim and remove excess shim.
Drive fasteners
through jambs at
locations of top and
bottom shims and
remove excess
Single Door Units and Door Units with Sidelites:
Shim close to the mullions on the door side. Fasten
through the thin part of the header, through the shim, into
the overhead stud. Remove excess shim.
8. Adjust Sill and Check Corner Pads
Adjust either the sill cap or
the door sweep as applicable
to ensure proper contact
between sweep and cap.
Verify proper installation of
corner pads. The fat front
end of the corner pad needs
to be up under the weatherstrip as shown.
Patio Doors:
Shim to the active door side
of the mullion. Fasten
through the thin part of the
header, through the shim,
into the overhead stud.
Remove excess shim.
The corner pad
should also
contact the top
surface of the
sill cap.
9. Caulking Sill
10. Weatherproofing
Caulk should be applied to the intersection of the
aluminum sill extrusion and the jamb.
Seal front bottom edge of sill.
Check on the outside
and sides of the door.
There should be caulk
along the joint
between the door and
the sweep.
Remove the top screw
from the jamb side of each
hinge and replace with a
#10 x 2-1/2” screw (single
doors only, one screw per
hinge). These screws will
run through the hinge
jamb and into the wall
stud, preventing door sag.
Install lockset hardware.
Check the weather-strip margins and contact for good
compression all around the door.
7. Applying Hinge and Lockset Hardware
6. Applying Hinge and Lockset Hardware
Caulk around the
entire unit on
weather-exposed side
between brickmould
and siding or
Caulk at joint of
brickmould and
Install sheet metal
flashing, DuPont
FlexWrap™ NF, or
equivalent moisture
barrier, above the
brickmould on the
exterior of the house.
With door closed, shim behind
latch area. Properly shim so the
slab is hung square in the frame
with proper equal margins.
Attach the strike
plate with two
#10 x 2-1/2”
screws through
the shim and into
the wall stud.
11. Maintaining your Stile & Rail Door
While your OrePac door has been constructed for a long,
trouble-free life, periodic maintenance is required to keep
it looking its best and to maintain your warranty. This
maintenance may include, but is not limited to, upkeep on
the exterior finish of the wood, trimming any swelling of
wood products, as well as oiling and polishing the
hardware. The amount of required maintenance depends
on environmental conditions and degree of exposure to the
environment. You can limit the amount of exposure to the
environment by providing the required overhang for your
area and door location.
To determine if your door has adequate overhang, measure
up from the bottom of the door to the ceiling and divide
that distance by two. The resulting number will be the
minimum allowable overhang. If you have a western or
southern exposure, you may still receive direct sunlight on
the door and a larger overhang will be required.
The following diagram shows how to determine the proper
overhang for your door.
4. Shim and Secure Hinge Jamb
Leave the
sticking out a
little for final
A = Distance from the bottom
of the door to the ceiling
B = The amount of overhang
protection required
Finish Maintenance
Periodic maintenance of the finish, including waxing with
a high quality furniture wax, prolongs the beauty and life
of your door. Regularly inspect your door for signs that it
needs maintenance:
• Hairline cracks in the top of the finish
• Changes in the color of the finish
• Changes in the texture of the finish, such as
flaking or scaling
• Dullness or chalkiness in the finish
• Hammer
• Center punch
• Phillips screwdriver
• Pliers
• Safety glasses
• 2-1/2” wide china bristle brush.
polyurethane sealant (satin or low gloss).
• High quality exterior grade UV stabilized
~ High quality opaque (non-transparent) heavily
pigmented oil-based stain (recommended).
~ Gel stains can also be used.
~ Semi-transparent stains are not recommended.
Coatings and Accessories:
• One pair of rubber gloves
• Lint-free rags or cheese cloth
• Stir sticks
• 2” wide foam brush
• Masking tape
• Safety razor blades
• Stain
• Preparing the Rough Opening
• Pre-Caulking Subfloor for Sill
• Position Unit in Rough Opening
• Shim and Secure Hinge Jamb
• Ensure Consistent Margins
• Applying Hinge and Lockset Hardware
• Adjust Sill and Check Corner Pads
• Caulking Sill
• Weatherproofing
• Finishing
The following steps should be taken to ensure a
successful installation of your exterior door.
You will need the following:
Find a well-lit painting location that is dust free, well
ventilated and within the climate conditions
recommended by the paint coat manufacturer.
Avoid dark colored paint if the door is exposed to
direct sunlight to reduce the chance of warping,
veneer cracking or fading.
Painting Recommendations:
Use a quality solvent-based primer, followed by three
coats of a good exterior paint recommended by the
paint manufacturer to be compatible with the primer.
When finishing glazed doors (doors with glass) apply
top coats generously to bridge wood and glass. To
protect against moisture, lap paint onto glass 1/16 of
an inch.
Single Single & Double
Inswing Sidelite Units
These instructions apply to the following:
1. Put on gloves and prepare your materials.
Doors can be stained either hanging in the opening or
removed from the frame (recommended). Should you
remove the door, take care to protect it from damage.
Sidelites will need to be finished vertically. Remove all
door hardware.
How to Start
Preparing the door surface
IMPORTANT: Dust, debris and other surface
contaminant's can accumulate on the surface of the door.
Therefore, to achieve best results and maximum coating
adhesion, wipe/clean all surfaces of the door panel(s) and
sidelite(s) thoroughly.
Sealing or applying the top-coat
2. Stir stain thoroughly using smooth strokes, avoid
creating bubbles and do not shake the stain container.
3. Working in the specified order and individual section,
dip the foam brush into the stain then use the rim of the
container to release any excess. Use
the foam brush to apply the stain onto
the section. Using a cloth, rub the
stain into the wood ensuring complete
and even coverage. Stop between
sections to tidy up the perimeter with
a rag and mineral spirits. Clean edges
will help define the individual components of the door.
Staining the door
Use a high quality, heavily pigmented oil-based stain
(recommended). Gel stains can also be used. Before
starting, and occasionally throughout the project, stir the
stain until the texture is creamy. We recommend that
before starting, you try staining a small inconspicuous area
of the door to achieve the desired color.
One coat of stain is required with the recommended dry
time needed between sides (per manufacturer’s
instructions). The stain should be applied in the following
order working on one small section of the door at a time.
If preferred, the subtle color variation found in wood can
be replicated by selective removal of the stain. Using a rag
or cheese cloth, gently rub the surface
removing very small amounts of
stain. Apply varying levels of
pressure and work in the direction of
the grain. Excessive pressure will
remove too much stain.
4. Once the door has been completely stained, check for
any drips.
Finishing Order:
#1 Panels and sticking (moulding profiles)
#2 Vertical center areas (mullions)
#3 Horizontal areas (rails)
#4 Outside vertical areas (stiles)
#5 Edge of door or stiles
While the stain is still wet, lightly
brush the entire surface of the door
with a china bristle brush. Use long
strokes and work in the direction of
the grain to even out color and
achieve consistency.
5. Let the first stained surface dry, per the stain
manufacturer’s recommended drying time, before
proceeding to the second side.
6. If you prefer a darker appearance, repeat staining steps
one through five only after first coat is completely dry. Do
not sand between staining coats.
The top-coat or sealant for your door is very important and
required for weatherability. It protects the stained door
from the elements and makes the door surface washable.
Be sure that the stain coating is completely dry and then
apply a high quality UV stabilized clear exterior
polyurethane coating (stain or low gloss) - used for any
normal exterior wood application.
1. Stir top coat thoroughly using smooth strokes, avoid
creating bubbles and do not shake the
2. Do not overload the brush. Dip the
end of the brush into the coating and
gently slide the flat side of the brush
against the edge of the container to remove the excess.
Note: We recommend that all 6 sides (front and back faces
plus all four edges) be sealed to eliminate moisture
absorption. The bottom of your door panel(s) may contain
a factory installed weather stripping (sweep) which is
sealed prior to installation. Failure to observe this
recommendation can void the warranty.
3. Apply with even gentle strokes. Press hard enough to
flex the bristles just a little and then pull the brush gently
along the door’s surface.
4. As you apply the sealant, pull the brush quickly along
the area two or three times lightly to even out the brush
5. Allow the first coat to dry completely (follow
manufacturer’s recommendations) and apply at least one
more coat using the same steps as above. A minimum of
two coats is required for complete protection and the door
should be resealed annually to ensure lasting protection of
the finish.
6. After both sides of the door have been top-coated
(twice) and are completely dry, remove the paper and tape
from the glass and protected surfaces.
7. Clean the glass with window cleaner and remove any
finishing materials from the glass with a safety razor.
8. Replace the door back into the frame.
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