There are many different types of door frames. Most are made of softwoods. These are durable and usually require little maintenance. Wooden frames should be inspected periodically for rot and other problems. They should also be protected from direct contact with the weather. For coastal homes, you should pay extra attention to the frames on the doors exposed to the sea.
What Are the Different Types of Door Frames?
Door frames can be purchased as separate pieces or as a complete unit. If you buy a ready-made door frame, it will have a door leaf and may even come pre-hung.
These frames are more expensive than individual pieces, but they will have been professionally assembled to a high standard stable door. Typically, external doors are sold as a complete unit, while internal doors are more commonly sold separately.
Each frame has three main components. The head of the door frame is the top horizontal piece surrounding the door. The side jambs are the vertical components of the door frame. The head jamb is also the part where the hinges will be attached. Some frames have a latch or strike plate jamb as well. A door frame can also be made out of composite material.
Door frames can have many different types of components. The most common are the jambs and head. A post is a vertical door frame component that supports the door. The sides are usually attached to the front and back faces of the door.
The head jamb sits at the top of the door frame set and holds the whole structure. Finally, there is a horn, a horizontal projection between the top and bottom of the frame. This horn helps secure the door frame into the wall’s opening.