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October 02, 2023
The purchase of a new door is tricky. Choosing between prehung doors and slab doors is important. Get the wrong type and you are out of money and time.
For this reason, knowing which door type will work for your next project as slab and prehung doors for interior applications are sold differently.
Let us walk you through everything you need to know about prehung vs. slab doors.
What Are Prehung Doors?
Prehung wood interior doors are doors with frame constructions. Basically, a prehung door is a slab door that is mounted on a 3-side frame, which is then sold as a bundle. While some prehung interior slab doors may need additional modifications, they can be purchased completely finished.
Typically, prehung door units include a door slab, hinges, and a frame. The frame is also pre-cut for the strike plate, while the door features mortises cut for hinges and pre-cut holes for the door knob. However, door knobs, metal strike plates, surface coating, fasteners, and shims are not included.
A pre-hung door makes sure the door frame is perfect for the door slab. But, installing a prehung door frame and slab is a two-person job. The combination of an interior door and frame can weigh up to 100 lbs, and moving the entire construction without damaging it is difficult.
As these doors come with frames, they are perfect for projects where the existing frames are damaged,