Frequently Asked Questions and Troubleshooting

Oct 17, 2018
Custom Doors

Welcome to the F.A.Q. and troubleshooting page of Just Talking Doors, your trusted source for custom doors and expert insights in the Real Estate industry. Whether you are a homeowner, interior designer, or contractor, we are here to provide you with valuable information and solutions for all your custom door needs.

1. What are the advantages of choosing Solara Custom Doors?

Solara Custom Doors, our esteemed manufacturer partner, offers a wide array of advantages for homeowners, including:

  • Superior Craftsmanship: Each custom door is meticulously crafted by skilled artisans to ensure exceptional quality and durability.
  • Customization Options: Solara provides a vast selection of styles, finishes, and materials, allowing you to create a door that perfectly complements your property.
  • Enhanced Security: Solara doors are designed with advanced security features to help protect your home and loved ones.
  • Energy Efficiency: With cutting-edge technology and precision engineering, Solara doors contribute to improved energy efficiency and reduced utility costs.
  • Exceptional Customer Service: Solara and Just Talking Doors are committed to providing unparalleled customer support, guiding you through the entire process, from selection to installation.

2. How do I choose the right custom door for my property?

Choosing the perfect custom door requires careful consideration. Here are some essential factors to keep in mind:

  • Architectural Style: Consider the architectural style of your property and select a custom door that complements its unique design.
  • Material: Different materials offer distinct aesthetics, durability levels, and maintenance requirements. Evaluate options such as wood, fiberglass, steel, or iron.
  • Finishes and Colors: Determine the finish and color that best suit your overall aesthetic vision and blend harmoniously with the existing elements of your property.
  • Functionality: Assess the specific requirements of your door in terms of security features, insulation, and ease of use.
  • Budget: Define your budget and work with a professional to find a custom door that meets both your aesthetic preferences and financial constraints.

3. How do I measure for a custom door?

Accurate measurements are critical to ensure a proper fit for your custom door. Follow these steps to measure effectively:

  1. Start by measuring the width of the door frame, from inside jamb to inside jamb. Take three measurements - at the top, middle, and bottom - and record the smallest dimension.
  2. Next, measure the height of the door opening, from the inside floor to the top of the frame. Again, record the smallest measurement.
  3. Measure the depth of the door frame, from the interior trim to the exterior brick or siding. This measurement will determine the thickness of the door you need.

Keep in mind that if your door opening is not perfectly square, additional adjustments may be necessary. It is recommended to consult a professional for accurate measurements and installation.

4. How do I troubleshoot common issues with custom doors?

Custom doors, like any other home component, may occasionally encounter issues. Here are some troubleshooting tips for common problems:

4.1 Problem: Squeaky Hinges

If your custom door hinges produce squeaking sounds, addressing the issue is relatively straightforward. Follow these steps:

  1. Remove the hinge pin by tapping it out with a nail and a hammer.
  2. Thoroughly clean the hinge pin, removing any accumulated dirt or debris.
  3. Apply a small amount of lubricant, such as WD-40, to the hinge pin.
  4. Reinsert the lubricated hinge pin back into the hinge.

4.2 Problem: Draughts or Leaks

If you notice draughts or leaks around your custom door, it is crucial to address them promptly to maintain energy efficiency. Consider the following steps:

  • Inspect the weatherstripping around the door frame for any signs of wear or damage.
  • If necessary, replace the worn weatherstripping with a new, properly sized strip.
  • Ensure the door is correctly aligned and making solid contact with the weatherstripping when closed.
  • Consider using door sweeps or bottom seals to further improve draught resistance.

For more complex issues or if you are unsure about troubleshooting, it is recommended to consult a professional custom door technician to ensure proper resolution.

5. Can I install a custom door myself?

While some homeowners possess the necessary skills and experience for DIY installations, custom doors often require professional expertise. Factors such as precise measurements, structural considerations, and proper alignment necessitate professional installation to ensure optimal performance, security, and longevity.

At Just Talking Doors, we recommend engaging our expert installation services, guaranteeing superior craftsmanship, flawless fitting, and peace of mind. Our team of professionals will handle the entire installation process, ensuring your custom door is installed to perfection.


Thank you for visiting the F.A.Q. and troubleshooting page of Just Talking Doors. We hope this comprehensive information has helped address your queries and concerns regarding custom doors. Remember, Solara Custom Doors combined with our expert guidance will enhance the aesthetics, security, and value of your property. Contact us today to embark on your journey towards the perfect custom door solution.

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