Elegant Front Doors Exterior Doors Entry Doors Custom Wood Doors
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
3332 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, Alabama 36109
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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.
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.)