If you’re looking to replace the exterior doors in your home, then you’ve likely come across slab doors and pre-hung doors and you may be wondering what the difference is between them. The difference is pretty straightforward:
- A slab door refers only to the door itself.
- A pre-hung door includes not only the slab but everything else needed for the installation.
A door slab can be made from a variety of materials and may even feature a pre-cut hole for the doorknob. But the doorknob itself, as well as other hardware, the frame, fasteners, mortises, and surface coatings, are not included.
Pre-hung doors are sold as a package that includes the slab, the frame, hinges, mortises, and a hole for the doorknob, but it will not include hardware or surface coatings.
Risks of DIY Door Installations
Both options assume the purchaser knows how to install a door. And while a door replacement may seem like a simple home improvement project, it does pose some challenges that the typical homeowner may not be equipped to overcome. For instance, if the slab door that you purchased doesn’t fit the frame, or if your pre-hung door doesn’t fit the doorway, then you’ll find yourself in a sticky situation that may quickly cost you more money.
A Better Option
Rather than risk overspending or installing a door incorrectly, which could make your home less energy efficient and secure, turn to BELDON® for a solution. We install high-quality fiberglass and steel exterior doors from renowned manufacturer ProVia®, and we’ll take care of the door installation ourselves, ensuring a perfect fit for your doorway. Plus, we’ll design your new doors to your liking so that you won’t have to worry about painting or staining.
To learn more about the benefits ProVia doors can provide for your home, contact BELDON® today.