If you’re installing doors yourself you may find the right hand and left-hand doors thing a little too hard to work out, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We’re always here to help, and in this post, we’re going to talking about the right way to get it right first time.

Firstly, before you do anything, stand against the hinged side of your door jamb, with your back to it. If it opens to the right you’ll be safe to conclude this a right-handed door, and vice versa if it opens to the left.

There is something else you can try too and that’s standing facing the door this time on the side that swings away. This bit might seem a little strange (especially if you’re alone!) but hold up your hands and think of your wrists as hinges with your hands as the doors. If the right-hand swings with your wrists/hinges, then it’s a right-handed door and if your left hand and wrist match the left then it’s obviously a left-handed door.

If you’ve checked out our doors at The Replacement Door Company, then you may be still confused. This is because if you’re not ordering your doors in person but either online or on the phone it’ll be hard to work out what you need. You will be asked whether or not you want right handed doors or left-handed ones that swing either outward or inward. As you can imagine it’s probably better if you order your doors in person and discuss with a member of the team what kind of doors you’re looking for.

It’s important to consider which way the doors are going to open because you may have something inside or outside the door that will cause an obstruction and make it difficult to open and shut the door.

The Replacement Door Company – For The Best In First Class Doors In Scotland

This is why here at The Replacement Door Company for we take the time to make sure all our customer’s doors are a perfect fit. That way you have a working door that is going to give you years of functionality and durability with no maintenance issues along the way. We have a knowledgeable professional team who will be able to navigate you through your choices and help you to make an educated choice on the right doors for you, whether it’s a right-handed door or a left handed one. All we know is that judging from the feedback we get from our customers, we always provide first class doors that fit like a glove. Get in touch with one of our helpful advisors today. 

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AuthorIan Burnett