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Posted on May 02, 2017 by Sam Heer

How to Prepare For Door Installation Day

The performance of your new door doesn’t just depend on the style or how made it is. How it’s installed matters a lot too and a poorly installed door means it’s not going to perform well.

The fact that problems involving poorly installed doors often arise only after a few years means that you need to do some preparation of your own when the contractor drops by to install your new door. Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois discusses how.

Clear The Clutter

When installation day comes, clean up all the clutter surrounding the old door. This is particularly important for larger ones, like patio doors, since the area surrounding it is usually well frequented.

When we say clutter, we also mean things that are lying around next to the door. Move the furniture and other set pieces close away from the door so that when our crew drops by, there’s no obstacle barring the way.

Conduct a Pre-Inspection

While the contractor working on your door is experienced enough to handle any kind of door installation, you might want to perform a bit of a pre-inspection. Doors can be deceptive as there could be internal damage that could unravel when it gets uninstalled from the frame.

Entry doors, in particular, are the usual culprits. These are well-used doors so they’re more susceptible to wear and tear that may not exactly be obvious.

Keep in Touch With The Installer

Communication is key when it comes to something as important as installing a new door or any static feature of your home. In the event that you have to reschedule, call your contractor at least a day in advance.

Lastly, if you’re not going to be home when the actual installation takes place, make sure you communicate with our team where the key to your front door will be. That way, the actual installation is seamless and hassle-free for both of you.

Whether you’re getting your old front door replaced or installing a new storm door, it’s important that you prepare for installation day. Keep these in mind when you consult us to install a new door. At Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois, we provide professional entry door installation in Peoria, Champaign, and Bloomington, IL. Give us a call at (866) 693-6707 to learn more.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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