Here are some of Doors by Design´s most frequently asked questions. If you don´t see your question here, you can call us at:

Bob Clark  (251) 447-0125  or    Meghann Nuno  (213) 864-8385

Limited Warranty – Installed, Prefinished Wood Door & Entryways


The height of the door or rough opening from the bottom to the top
The width of the door or rough opening from side to side
The Jamb or door post
Browse through our extensive Custom and Stock Door options. Fill out a Quote Request form and we will contact you within 24 hours. We will guide you through the ordering process every step of the way.
The rough opening is the entire space where the door will be installed.
The rough opening is typically around 2 inches wider and 2.5 inches taller than the actual door. This gives room for the door to be framed in order to fit the space.
Sidelights are the long, narrow windows that are directly adjacent to the door itself.
Transom or transom window is also the customary U.S. word used for a transom light, the window over the door.

Six Panel Door
From the time you order your door:

Stock Door: 2-3 weeks

Custom Wood Door: 8-10 weeks

Custom Iron Door: 8-10 weeks
For shipping within the United States:

Stock Doors: $250

Custom Doors: Free

Internationally: To be determined
TDL stands for True Divided Light. These doors have separate panes of glass that are separated by mutines or grilles.

SDL (or LT) stands for Single Pane Divided Light. These doors are made with a single pane of glass with the mutines or grilles applied to the exterior and interior of the glass. Doors that are built with the DP50 plus Impact Rating must have a single pane of glass.

This highly depends on the climate that you are living in. People living in Coastal Areas, or areas that experience Hurricanes or high winds, typically choose an outward swing.
People living in areas with high snowfall typically choose an inward swing so that they can still open their door after a large snowfall.
This depends:
Stock Doors: For around $896-$1,510 extra, our stock doors can come in a beautiful Factory grade, 10 year warranty grade stain. You can also request our stock doors to come unstained! You can choose to stain it yourself OR to leave it with that glorious natural wood color!
Custom Wood: We do not stain our custom wood doors. When you customize a door, we respect your complete control over that statement piece to your home. You may love our natural wood or choose your own stain. The choice is yours!
Iron Doors: Our Iron doors come in several different colors. Please look through our options and choose the one that fits your house and style!

" The doors are fantastic. Thanks! I am so pleased. You can see the veins in the leave designs. This door has received compliments from our framer and plasterer who see many door designs. We will enjoy it so much!" -Alison M.