There’s nothing quite as enjoyable as doing DIY around the home. Not only is there the wonderful satisfaction of fixing something with your own two hands, but you’re also saving money, too!

While most homeowners are happy to paint the nursery or change a faucet washer by themselves, many will draw the line at installing their own doors. In their minds, doors are heavy, awkward, and easy to mess up. There are so many things that can go wrong, they think it’s just easier to hire a professional.

We’re here to tell you that front door installation is much simpler than you think. With the right set of tools, knowledge of all the parts, and a pair of helping hands, you, too, can have a wrought iron front door that’s every bit as beautiful, secure, and functional as one installed by a paid handyman.

The secret? It’s all about using shims to correctly level the threshold on the jamb. If that sentence doesn’t make any sense to you, don’t worry. Follow this easy step-by-step guide, and you’ll be an expert in no time!

A Guide to Front Door Installation Infographic

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