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Here Are Your Choices for Doorjambs

Some things in this world remain constant, and one of these is your door. Regardless of whether the construction industry goes up or down, its demand is stable. In fact, the global market for the interior kind will reach over $74 billion by 2023.

Doors are an essential part of buildings or homes. Depending on the design, they can also boost curb appeal. In other words, they may contribute to the increased perceived value of a property. For this reason, they now feature different styles. Some of them may have more complex parts than the others.

What Is a Doorjamb

The doorjamb set (also known as the doorpost) serves as the frame. It is a pair of upright parts. One of these will eventually hold the door through the hinges. Above the jamb is the casing, which serves as the frame of the entire door system. Jambs come in different types:

Door-stopped Jambs

These are the ones often found in interior doors. The door stoppers are thin vertical pieces with one side having a bevelled design. A pair of these will be on each side of the jamb while the other is at the top of the frame. Their primary purpose is to ensure that the door shuts properly when closed. In other words, there should be no gap between the frame and the door.

Rabbeted Jambs

A rabbeted type is the one that already includes milled woodwork, which will serve as the door stopper. The significant difference between this and the door-stopped jamb is maintenance. With a rabbeted type, one cannot change the door stopper anymore since it is already part of the frame. If it gets damaged, it may be costly to replace.

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Doorjambs can also incorporate different types of effects. A more popular option is the shadow line, a popular architectural interior detailing that maximises the use of light (and the areas where it hits).

It’s a growing style because of its many benefits. It can create a beautiful 3D effect such as a “floating door.” It also creates a streamlined and seamless transition among the different parts of a home or building. It can also produce a cleaner, sleeker, and more contemporary look of a place. It may even give the illusion of more space.

In spite of its advantages, implementing it can be challenging, especially when it comes to doors. What happens is less-than-perfect and sometimes crude interior detail than can ruin the overall appearance of the door.

Experts, therefore, suggest considering a pre-fabricated customised solution. Designers can build the doorjamb complete with the shadow line to minimise errors and ensure builders don’t have to deal with tight and awkward corners.

In the end, doorjambs are easy to ignore, but they can have a significant impact on the final look and feel of the doors. For those who want a quality design, they need to consider their options, especially if they wish to have the shadow line effect. If you need help, consult a professional as soon as possible.