How to Prepare for a Front Door Installation
An installer ringing the doorbell

Your dream front door is finally getting installed, and the excitement is kicking in! You handpicked an exquisite design for the front door of your Toledo home and eagerly waited until delivery time.

With home renovations on the rise since 2020, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to prepare for your front door installation.

Coordinate a Time Slot

Your time is valuable, and planning is the key.

If you’ve been working with an experienced professional, you were probably given a delivery time slot on installation day.

Here at Darkinson Doors, we have over 70 years of experience with door installations and value our client’s time just like our own.

A smart question to ask the professional would be an approximate time duration that the whole process would take so you can schedule your day’s plans ahead.

Get a Permit

While all states might not require this, do the research and get a permit in advance so that there are no hurdles on the actual day.

You can even apply for online permits in Toledo in these pressing COVID-19 times.

Ensure Easy Access

The day your brand new or retrofitted residential door in Toledo is meant to arrive, clear the driveway. Create parking space for the installers’ vehicles.

Sending the kids and pets on a play-date or to grandma’s house would be a good idea. This would be a huge stress-reliever on your end and would significantly minimize the fear of accidents.

Make sure to take down all the curtains, blinds and frames near the front door. Pick up any doormats or plants in the doorway and get any furniture out of the way. Make space for the installers to set up their tools and equipment.

Reduce Your Clean-Up Time

While installers do clean up after themselves, there are several ways in which you can avoid a huge mess.

Either get all the furniture out of the way or cover it up entirely with washable sheets. Cover any chandeliers or hangings that may catch dust from the drill machines and remove all accessories from the surrounding space.

Feeling Extra Generous?

Pre-arrange some electrical sockets and extensions for their tools and reduce overall set-up time.

Once you’ve completed the above steps, you’re all set.

To book your new front door in Toledo from Darkinson Doors, call us at 419-478-1000 or contact us online.

We offer a wide range of doors, including fiberglass doors, wood doors, traditional steel doors and steel carriage doors in Toledo, Ohio.


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