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What You Need to Know About Replacement Interior Doors

What you need to know about replacement interior doors

Interior doors are an important part of each room in your house. They help ensure privacy, reduce noise, and can also keep private spaces closed off. There are dozens of options out there for interior doors.

If you're thinking of getting replacement doors for your home, the custom millwork experts at A&C Custom Millwork and Windows are here to help you choose the best options for your home. Before you start, there are a few things you need to know about replacement doors.

Interior Door Types

Just like any structure in your home, interior doors have a multitude of options to choose from. There are prehung doors that come with their own hinges to connect to your doorway, panel doors that contain patterns, bi-fold doors for closets, and so much more.

Before you choose the style of your door, you also have to decide if you want your interior doors to be solid wood, solid core, or hollow core.

Solid wood doors have beautiful grain patterns and are available in a wide variety of wood species. They're great for shutting out noise and can be stained or finished to match other areas in your house.

Solid core doors are engineered with a solid core made of wood fiber for a heavy feel that's closer to solid wood. These doors muffle sound better than hollow core doors. However, hollow core doors are more budget friends, lighter, and easier to handle than real wood doors.

Custom millwork is a great way to update your home. Solid wood doors can be created to the specifications of your home. If you have odd measurements for your interior doors or would like a door with glass or carvings, custom millwork is a great option.


Selecting a door isn't just choosing your favorite design. Measuring the door is a good place to start. Measurements will let you know if prehung doors are even an option for that particular room. Marking these measurements down ensures you get a door that fits into the space provided.

You'll want to measure the swing direction and measurements, too, to ensure you aren't hitting a wall when you open the door. If you work with a professional millworker, they can help you ensure your measurements are correct and help you choose the best options for your home.


Doorknobs and door locks come in thousands of different styles, materials, and finishes. You can get polished chrome, nickel, antique brass, and so much more. After you've chosen the perfect door, you want to ensure your door hardware works just as well.

Not all interior doors need locks. However, bedroom and bathroom doors do need privacy locks. Locks can be a button in the knob on the interior of the bedroom or bathroom, or they can be a twist lock.

Call the Experts

Choosing interior replacement doors is a difficult process. To ensure you're getting the best options available, call the custom millwork experts at A&C Custom Millwork and Windows today to start your replacement door process.

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