door frame


Sometimes a door is just a door. But a door can also be a statement about who you are. Either way, there’s more to a door than meets the eye. Let’s take a closer look. At its simplest, a door can be a single piece or a combination of materials—wood, vinyl, aluminum or glass—with a handle and hinges to open and close it. You can add beauty and complexity by incorporating design elements such as a transom, sidelights, rails, panels, mullions, stiles and brickmould. This chart details various elements of an exterior front door: Here’s some door terminology: Door system – a door slab & frame assembly, with slab pre-hung in the frame Frame – an assembly of structural parts used to fasten a door to a structure Keyway – the slot in a lock in which the key is inserted Lite – a framed piece of glass within a…