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Sunday, June 25, 2017
       3332 Atlanta Highway
 Montgomery, Alabama 36109
 800-359-7557 | 334-277-7910
Fax - 334-279-5470 | Email Us
       3332 Atlanta Highway
 Montgomery, Alabama 36109
 800-359-7557 | 334-277-7910
Fax - 334-279-5470 | Email Us

Door Handing

This page is designed to help you better understand terminology and aid in giving us the information we need about your door.

 

 

How to Call the Handing for an Exterior Door

 
To call or tell someone how an Exterior Door should be handed stand outside the house and look at the door.  Determine which side the hinges will be on and if the door swings into or out of the house.  See the examples in the pictures below.  For Double Doors the door you will normally open is called the Active Door.  Use the same process to determine the Active Door.
 
  • Left Hand Out Swing Exterior Door 
  • Right Hand Outswing Exterior Door 
  • Left Hand In-Swing Exterior Door
  • Right Hand In-Swing Exterior Door
 
 
 
 

How to Call the Handing for an Interior Door

 
To call or tell someone how an Interior Door should be handed put your back where the hinges will go and stick out your arm in the direction the door will swing like in the pictures below. 
(Note: On some Lever Function Hardware for doors that lock you may need to tell us which doors do not swing into the room.)
 
  • Left Hand Interior Door
  • Right Hand Interior Door