Installing Door Stops to Protect your Walls

Wall/floor mounted handle\knob style door stop:  For positioning, put your doorstop in place, 1 to 2 inches from the door handle/knob edge side of the door. Ensure the door will open to the door stop without obstruction or within an inch of touching the wall. Mark your holes, drill and fasten to the floor. Use plastic or lead expanding plugs and screws for concrete or tile surfaces. Use wood screws for wooden sub-floors, and drywall anchors for drywall.

Door stops that have a hold-open hook: Put your doorstop in place 1 to 2 inches from the door handle/knob edge side of the door. Install the stopper in the floor first using plastic or lead expanding plugs and screws for concrete or tile surfaces, then screw the hook catch to the door. Make sure the positioning of both pieces line up correctly before installing.

See our selection of door stops in the Door Hardware section.

Installing Door Drip Flashing

Door drip flashing is most commonly installed above commercial doors in concrete walled buildings to prevent water from entering between the door and door frame. This moisture often causes doors to rust.

To install, center your drip flashing above the door and predrill 3 holes. For concrete walls, use plastic expanding plugs with your mounting screws. Once the drip flashing is in place, apply clear exterior sealant along the top edge of the flashing to ensure water runs over the flashing.

Get your ready-to-install door drip flashing.