Check out what to evaluate before purchasing a door jamb

Door knocker in yellow decorated wall.

If you have a property undergoing renovation or construction, it is likely that you are thinking about the correct choice of materials. The goal is always to get the best cost-benefit. This way, your project will look the way you want it to. However, several matters to be evaluated. One of them is the door jamb.

This item is essential for closing gaps. The product allows that the finishing phase of the work is the best possible. This will make a difference in the outcome of your project.

Therefore, it is important to always evaluate how to choose the most suitable door jamb for your property. In this post, we'll present to you some tips. Check it out!

What is the door jamb?

The door jamb is the structure installed in the masonry of doorways. It can be illustrated as an inverted “U” shaped like a rectangular frame. Therefore, it contours the existing space and works as a connecting link with the door to be placed.

Due to its characteristics, this item is essential for the security, sealing and good functioning of doors. It also helps to secure the wooden door through hinges or pivots.

How to use it in your project?

Door knocker in TV room.

The door jamb guarantees sealing and a better finish between the wall and the door. This prevents water, insects, dust and particles from entering from the external environment.

For this reason, it requires the fulfillment of some technical criteria so that its functionality is ensured. Among them, there are:

  • wall thickness;
  • height and width of the doorway;
  • weight of door to be used.

In addition, the jambs can contain the threshold. It consists of a lapping applied to the sides and top of the structure. This way, it ensures that the door leaf fits when closing.

Image description: TV room.

Door jamb vs. door casing: what are the differences?

When trying to visually identify the jambs, it can be difficult to mistake it for the door casings. However, there are differences.

Door patent in the reading and rest room.

The jamb is the item on which the door is fixed. Therefore, it is installed on the inside of the wall, in order to support doors. This way, it is possible to open and close said doors in a practical and safe way.

The door casing, on the other hand, works as a moulding for offices or homes. That is, it makes the aesthetic aspect of the set more pleasant. It covers the door jamb so that the opening system has a good finish.

Tips for choosing a door jambs

There are several factors to note before installing this element. It is necessary to pay attention to several aspects. See what to analyze below.

Select a reliable supplier

The first step is to ensure that the door jamb manufacturer is trustworthy. Evaluate:

  • customer comments;
  • quality of service;
  • technical domain for delivery;
  • manufacturing structure;
  • origin of raw material;
  • level of sustainability. Thus, you guarantee that the jambs uses reforestation wood to avoid impacts on the natural environment and know what it means to be a responsible consumer.

Make sure the aesthetics is in line with the project

Despite being on the inside of the wall, the jamb is also important for aesthetics. Evaluate the source of the wood to ensure that the final quality of the product is the best possible. Also evaluate the possibilities for customization by the supplier.

Door knocker is also part of the decoration.

In this aspect, check out the cost-benefit. This way, you get the best products at the lowest price, in addition to having a supplier that offers a good shopping experience, from product quality to meeting installation deadlines.

Another relevant factor is the choice based on your project. Check all specifications with the architect or engineer. After all, the smallest measurment difference can have an impact on budget and final aesthetics.

Analyze the technical characteristics of the material and the type of door

Check that the construction meets the technical specifications of the project. Thus, it prevents the door jamb and the door casing from being at variance with the dimensions of the door way, that is, width, height and depth.

In this regard, take some care with the door. Among said cautions, there are:

  • minimum thickness of 35 mm;
  • choice according to usage traffic;
  • hardware according to NBR 7178 and locks in accordance with a NBR 14913;
  • adequate spacing between the door leaf and the threshold. If it is a moisture resistant door, it is 7mm on the uneven floor.
Main door frame in a decorated environment.

It is still necessary to pay attention to the type of door to be used. The standard presents the rules according to performance mouldings. Thus, the location of use is considered to ensure maximum durability. In this scenario, the possibilities are:

  • indoor wood door;
  • indoor moisture resistant wood door;
  • wood entrance door;
  • moisture resistant wood entrance door;
  • outdoor wood door.

Therefore, those that will be installed in outdoor areas require more impact and weather resistance. The internal ones may have a lighter material. Still, note the quality of the door jamb and the thickness. Thus, sounds are muffled more easily and this brings more acoustic comfort.

Finally, those installed in wet environments need a moisture resistant finish. This is the case of doors placed in laundry rooms and bathrooms.

Any of these specifications can be found at Santa Luzia's Engineering Line. Thus, you will find door jambs, door casings and wall baseboards to customize your project and guarantee a good project finish, in addition to meeting all technical specifications.

Interested and want to know all the options? Go to Santa Luzia's Engineering Line website and see how custom products can make your project even more beautiful and resistant.

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