Is It Difficult to Install an Iron Door? Check Here!

Is It Difficult to Install an Iron Door? Check Here!

More and more people love the iron doors, but they are always concerned about the installation. Don't worry, the installation for iron door is so easy! Here we will give you the installation guide that make your installation quick and simple. 


For simplicity, we will assume you have a double door and the installation for a single door is basically the same.

Usually, we will pack all our doors in wood crates, steel frames and industrial-strength extra-thick stretch wrap, which will protect them from accidental damage during transportation. 

Package includes: 

Door Frame (Door Threshold Included)

Door Panel

Operable Door Glass Panel

Entry Door Handle Set (With Keys)

Door Sweep


Roller Catch

Tools&Material you may need:

Measuring Tap

Carpenter's Square






Utility Knife

Pry Bar

Step 1--Installing The Jamb

The Jamb should be installed first, without the doors-since it is comparatively light and easy to maneuver in place. There are usually 4 lugs (and sometimes 6) welded to the jamb. These will be bolted into the framing from the inside of the house using the 3 1/2” x 1/2” lag bolts. Important-Initially, Only Fasten the left and right top most lugs to the framing. This is necessary to allow for some adjustment of the jamb later.

glory iron door square black door frame


Step 2---Hanging The Doors

Remove the glass windows from the door by unfastening the latches and pulling them open so they can be lifted off from their hinge pins. If your glass of your doors is fixed like french doors and pivot doors, then ignore this.

Make sure the hinge bearings are installed. The hinge bearing is a thick brass washer that is must be in place on each hinge pin. The two heavy hinges should receive a VERY light application of oil or grease on both sides before the doors are hung. Dot Not get grease onto the painted surfaces as this can cause damage.

gloryirondoors iron door hinge connecting the window glass panel

 Step 3--Hung The Door Slabs to The Jamb

Lift each door onto its hinge pins. After the doors are hung, use the flush bolts on the edge of the inactive door to hold it closed.



gloryirondoors flush bolt to fix the inactive door panel


Step 4--Adjustment to The Door Fit

Even though you have checked the plumb of your framing, there may be some small adjustment needed to ensure your doors are installed correctly.

With the doors closed and looking from inside, check that the two doors line up together in the center (look at the tops and bottoms of the two doors). If they do not, then the jamb is slightly out of square. You must move the bottom of the jamb to the left or right until the doors line up exactly. See the picture below to understand a door jamb out of square.

make sure the iron double door are even

In the picture above, the bottom of the door jamb must be moved to the left slightly. The door tops and bottoms will line up perfectly in the center when the jamb is square.

Next check that your doors close evenly from top to bottom. If, when you close your door, the top or the bottom touches the astragal first then the jamb is slightly twisted. You can adjust this by moving the appropriate lug inwards (towards the inside of the house) or outwards (towards the outside of the house) until the doors close evenly top and bottom at the same time.Once everything is adjusted correctly then secure the lower lugs in place with the lag bolts. Check the fit of the doors once again to make sure nothing moved while you were tightening the bolts.

Step 5--Install The Window and Lockset

The window hinges also have ball bearings, the windows are simply lifted into place and latched closed.Install the lock mechanism and pull handles on the Doors.

  • Check the dimensions of the pre-drilled deadbolt hole.
  • Insert the deadbolt latch into the edge hole of the iron door.
  • Secure the deadbolt latch into the door with screws.
  • Screw the interior and exterior of the deadbolt mechanism to the door.
  • Insert the door handle latch on the inside edge of the door
  • Secure the door handle latch into the door with screws.
  • Place the iron handles on the pre-drilled holes and secure them with screws
  • Close the iron door and test the deadbolt and handles.

Basically, if you follow the steps above, the installation will be done quickly and easily. 

If you have separate sidelights you will use joining bolts to fix them to the door jamb first. Apply all weather caulking between the sidelights and the jamb before joining. Once joined together, the whole unit is bolted to the house framing as per above instructions.

If you have a separate transom, it is mounted above the door jamb and fastened into the framework just like the door. Install the door jamb first and then the transom. Apply caulking to the bottom of the transom before joining to the door jamb.

Glory Iron Doors are the professional in producing different style of wrought iron doors, like classic iron entry doors with beautiful scrollwork, modern iron french door, the contemporary iron pivot door and the thermal break iron doors

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