Things to Consider When Getting a New Door Stop

Most people fail to realize just how many parts their home has. Making sure each of these parts is functioning normally is important. The doors in a home are used numerous times on a daily basis. Without a functional door stop, the doors in a home will bang against walls and cause damage. Over the years, this part of a door will begin to wear out and will have to be replaced. Finding the right replacement stop will take some time. If a homeowner does not take their time when choosing this part, they are bound to make mistakes. The following are some of the things to consider when trying to find the right stop for a door.

The Size and Weight of the Door

When trying to choose the right stop for a door, a homeowner will need to take into considerations the size of the door in question. The overall dimensions and weight of a door play a big part in the type of stop it needs. If the stop is too flimsy, it will not be able to support the weight of the door. This can cause it not to work and may lead to the walls in the home being damaged when the door slams into them.

Installing the New Stop

Once the right type of stop is chosen, a homeowner will have to make sure they install it correctly. Generally, these stops will mount on the baseboard at the back of the door. Before mounting the stop, a homeowner will need to push their door towards the floorboard to get an idea of where it should be placed. When attaching the stop to the baseboard, it is important to get it as tight as possible. Neglecting to tighten the stop properly will usually lead to it either popping off or not being able to withstand the force of the door when it opens.

If a homeowner is unsure how to install the stop for their door, they will need to consult professionals. The professionals will be able to offer the homeowner guidance on how to complete this job without making mistakes along the way.

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