Until one takes a more in-depth look, it might not be easy to appreciate the intricate details of a doorframe. Most of us refer to all of the components as the “frame,” but the frame consists of various components, including door jambs, some of which you may not have been aware of until now.
What are Door Jambs?
The vertical interior sides of a door frame are referred to as the door jamb. These vertical sides hold the hinges on one side and the striking plate and recess for the latch on the opposite side of the door frame. The door jambs are sometimes referred to as the “legs” of the door. The width of your walls and the weight of the door are the primary factors that define the size and strength of the door jambs. The door jambs may also differ in size and strength depending on whether they are used for an interior or exterior door.
What Door Jambs Do
Door jambs are significant because they support the door’s weight on the mounting hinges and determine the integrity of the locking system. As a result, it is extremely important to pay close attention when renovating or installing brand-new door jambs as part of the door frame. This is because door jambs are an integral component of the door frame. To guarantee the proper operation of the door and the locking mechanism, the door must be installed so that it fits snugly against the jambs and does not leave any spaces between them.
If the door jambs are not accurately sized or fitted, a door may “stick” when opened, or it may not be completely closed and latch after being pushed shut. Both of these behaviours are incredibly frustrating. Therefore, the performance of the door “hinge[s]” on the performance of the door jamb (pardon the pun).
Door Jamb Versus Door Framing
One of the numerous components that make up a door frame is called a door jamb. The vertical components of the door frame are comprised of the head jamb and the two side jambs, whereas the top horizontal component is the head jamb. The door frame comprises the jambs and the mullion when they are put together.
Door Jambs from Premium Sliding Doors
Door jambs are often crafted from wood, although other materials, such as medium-density fibreboard (MDF), are also acceptable alternatives (MDF). To maintain a uniform sense of style and appearance throughout your home, it is important to choose a material that is consistent with the era of your property, the manufacturer of the door, and the mouldings currently in place.
A broad selection of materials is available when working with Premium Sliding Doors. If you have a certain kind of wood in mind for the door jamb, feel free to get in touch with us and get a quote so we can provide you with further information. We provide different types of timber, but they have some limitations.