Ordering Your Door or Entryway

Before placing an order take a look at our entryway diagram shown below to familiarize yourself with jambs, thresholds, and t-astrigals. As you learn more, the diagram will help us guide you and your installer through the ordering process.

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At Texas Custom Doors we are interested in assisting the customer in selecting the perfect entry for their project. Your Plans & Drawings can help you to decide which entry type - style - material is best for your project installation.

First we need to determine the size of your entry unit needed for your project. Review your Plans or Drawings to get your Rough Opening for your unit. This is the framed out opening for your unit. This measurement would be width x height. If this is a remodel, you can remove the interior casing & see the rough out for your unit.

Second we would need the jamb width. This would be the thickness of the wall that the entry will be installed into. Did they frame this wall with 2x4 or 2x6 studs?

Next we need to decide if you want a Single – Single w/Sidelights – Double or Transom for your entry for the rough out that you have. We offer 30"-32"-36"-42" width entry doors & 12" - 14" or Custom Sidelights. So we can just about accommodate any opening out there.

Now the fun part starts! Finding that perfect look for your entry. We have True Divided light - Leaded Glass - Decorative glass with Wrought Iron Grills - Insulated Iron - Forged Iron Collections to choose from. Go to the Online Catalog section of our webpage & have fun looking at all of our collections.

Decide which Entry Collection you are interested in & call us to assist you with the combination for your entry. If your project requires standard components, we can normally estimate your entry the same day easily. If your entry requires a Custom estimate we normally would have your estimate by the next day.

If you have already decided which unit you are interested in, just e-mail us with your choices on our online quote form. We will normally have your estimate by the next working day. If you are in need of your estimate ASAP, please call us to let us know you are urgently in need of assistance for an estimate. Remember, we are wholesalers so we may be able to save $$ on your project.

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Entryway Details & Definitions

A Jamb/Posts- 1 1/2" strip of wood between door and sidelites. Used to hinge and latch door.
B Rail- Top and bottom of door or sidelite.
C Hinges- 3 ball bearing hinges (ORB - Brushed nickel)
D Style- Sides of door or sidelite.
E Moulding- (stick or raised) Stick is thin moulding attaching glass and door. Raised moulding is thick heavy moulding attaching glass to door.
F Mull covers- Decorative moulding to cover posts.
G T-astrigal- Decorative moulding with weatherstrip to seal doors when closed.
H Threshold or Sill- Comes in bronze or mill finish (silver) Adjustable anodized aluminum. It is the threshold you walk across.
I Exterior Brick Mold- Decorative moulding between stucco or exterior siding and door jamb.
J Glazing of Glass- A process of adding layers to a glass panel for protection. There are two types: 1.) Dual- 1/8" tempered glass plus panel; 2.) Triple- 1/8" tempered glass plus panel.
K Header- The top of the jamb that sits on the legs.


Here are some of the questions that we'll ask when it comes time to placing your order. If possible, please have the following information available when you call:

  • Style of the door or sidelight that you are interested in.
  • Wood preference (i.e. mahogany, knotty alder, etc.).
  • Size of the opening that the door will be installed into.

If the door you are purchasing is prehung, then we will need the:

  • Rough opening size.
  • Jamb size (height, width and depth).
  • Type of hinges (antique oil rubbed bronze / brushed silver, ect).
  • Swing direction (left or right).see diagram below

Now you are ready to call us to place your order. Of course if you have any questions we encourage you to contact us. We are always happy to answer any questions that you may have. Contact Us.

Texas Custom Doors

Phone: 1-409-840-2002

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