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Door Care Prior to Installation
(This information is sent with each Door order.)
Proper care prior to installation is important to avoid bowing or warping the door frame. Improper storage for even a day can cause problems!
Store laying on a long edge - Door should be stored out of its shipping carton and laying on one of its long edges. Storing on end can result in bowing along the length of the door. Edge storage is typically accomplished by leaning one edge of the door against a wall. However, to avoid bowing across the width of the door, it should be stored with minimal lean. Storing door completely flat against a wall or other sturdy surface (so that it is perfectly vertical) is even better. Be sure to support it so that the door cannot fall over.
Store with equal support – Ensure its stored with equal support along the edge that is leaning against the wall. That is, avoid having only one end touching the wall. Otherwise, warping of the frame can result.
Store away from sources of moisture, heat, or direct sunlight - Please see Care & Feeding of Millwork for additional storage information.
Seal with finish as soon as possible - Door should be protected by finishing all surfaces as soon as possible, preferably within 72 hours of receipt. If the final protective finish coat is not applied within 30 days of receipt, or if door is improperly stored, we cannot replace your door due to bowing, warping, etc. See Care & Feeding of Millwork for additional finishing information.
Our Guarantee - We gladly guarantee each Vintage Woodworks Screen/Storm Door against joint failure for twenty (20) years of normal residential use.
However, if kept well painted, your door should actually last at least a lifetime... a lifetime of beauty and usefulness... a lifetime of openings and closings, even by little children!
Doors may be returned within 90 days. If an initial protective finish is not applied within 30 days of receipt, or if door is improperly stored (see Instructions sent with Door), we cannot replace due to bowing, warping, etc. Custom sizes and custom designs are not returnable unless made incorrectly.
Proper storage and finishing will protect your investment and help ensure a lifetime of use.
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