How easy is it to change a shed door?
Replacing a shed door is fairly straightforward. Let’s walk through how to install a shed door. All you need are these tools:
- tape measure,
- shed door
First, measure the existing door opening and the door size. Make sure to plumb the door with a level because some door openings tend to get out of level over time which might give you a hassle later on.
Second, buy a shed door with the measurement that you took. If you can’t find the exact size, go up a size because doors can be trimmed or sanded down to fit perfectly.
Next, what you need to buy are hinges and locks. Pay attention to the manufacturer’s instructions for hinges, as you’ll need two or three, depending on the door’s weight (you can see the door’s weight on the hinge side). If the manufacturer recommends three, use three. As for locks, choose your lock after you’ve installed your hinges. If security isn’t a concern, a simple bolt and chain may work just fine.
Next, put the hinges on the new door and align your new hinges with the holes of the old door hinges. Mark out where they should go on the shed door with a pencil and screw these in for easier door hanging. Make sure they’re tight. Screws should have come with the door you bought.
Lastly, the shed door must be lifted and placed on the hinge. You might need someone to hold the door for this part. Screw everything in place and open and close the shed door to see if anything is stuck or jammed.