FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS

HANDLING, FINISHING & INSTALLATION GUIDLINES
Wood stile and rail doors are a reflection of quality and good taste. In order to ensure that the final consumer obtains maximum enjoyment and utility from these products, we strongly urge you to read and follow the guidelines detailed below. Failure to follow the guidelines below will invalidate our Limited Warranty. It will be the discretion of Rogue Valley Door or its representative to approve or reject any claim due to poor handling, application, installation or finishing.
DOOR HANDLING GUIDE
  1. Handle all doors with clean gloves and equipment.
  2. Avoid dragging doors across one another or across other surfaces. Avoid leaning at a steep angle.
  3. Store on a level surface in a dry, well ventilated building. Avoid stacking on end.
  4. Cover doors to keep clean, but allow air circulation.
  5. Doors should not be subject to abnormal heat, dryness, or humidity for prolonged periods. Avoid sudden changes such as forced heat to dry out a building.
  6. Deliver doors in a clean truck and under cover from wet weather.
  7. Deliver door to building site only after plaster, stucco, and/or cement is dry.
  8. If the doors are to be stored for long periods or on the job site, the entire door including the top and bottom edges must be sealed in order to prevent undue moisture absorption.
  9. Door shall not be exposed to excessive moisture (above 55% RH), excessive heat (90 degrees F), and dryness (30% RH)
DOOR FITTING AND HANGING GUIDE
For doors used in an interior application will be warranted for ten years from the date of shipment from the factory. Interior application is defined as having a controlled interior climatic conditions on both sides of the door. The ten year warranty does not apply to fire rated doors, doors with Cielo panels, or doors used in commercial, hospitality, or multi family applications, in which case the one year warranty will apply. The ten year warranty only applies to the original purchaser, and is non transferable.
DOOR PREPARATION FOR FINISHING GUIDE
For doors manufactured using the Rogue Premium construction methods using either 1/4” veneer or solid face laminated stiles and rails. This warranty applies only to doors that have been properly handled, finished, and for exterior doors installed with a proper overhang in accordance with the Rogue Valley Door Handling, Finishing, and Installation Guidelines. The five year warranty only applies to the original purchaser, and is non transferable.
EXTERIOR DOOR FINISHING GUIDE
Rogue Valley Door warrants that any of our Insulated glass units will not develop a visual obstruction between the two panes of glass caused by the failure of the seal. Rogue Valley Door liability to a seal failure will be to send out a replacement glass unit.
STAIN & CLEAR FINISH
The following is not considered a defect in your Rogue Valley door, and are not covered by this written warranty:
  1. Failure to properly seal all six edges of the door. The door must be properly finished immediately after fitting and hanging.
  2. Natural color or texture variations in the wood.
  3. Expansion of bottom rail due to climate conditions is not considered a defect.
  4. Damage caused from extreme heat buildup where the storm door is being used.
  5. Failure to perform routine homeowner's maintenance.
  6. Damage from improper storage or handling of doors.
  7. Panel shrinkage is not considered a defect.
  8. Failure to have adequate overhang, see page 145 for details.
  9. For doors 3/0 x 7/0 or smaller, warp not exceeding 1/4” in the plane of the door. For doors larger than 3/0 x 7/0 warranty against warp does not apply. Warranty will apply for doors up to 3/6 x 8/0, warp not exceeding 3/8” in the plane of the door if properly installed with a three point locking mechanism. Action on any claim or warp may be deferred for a period of up to 1 year, in order to permit conditioning and equalizing to humidity and temperature conditions.
  10. Doors larger than 3/6 x 8/0 x 2-1/4 are not covered under this warranty.
PAINT FINISH
In the event of a defect or failure to conform with this warranty, upon written notice to Rogue Valley Door, the company, at its option, will (1) repair the door without charge, or (2) provide a replacement door without charge in the same stage of fitting and finish as was originally purchased from Rogue Valley Door. Rogue Valley Door will not be liable for any door repaired or replaced without their prior written consent. Rogue Valley Door shall not be liable for consequential, indirect, or incidental damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusions of limitation may not apply to you. All implied warranties are limited to (one year from the date of shipment from the factory of Rogue Valley Door for exterior and fire doors, five years on Rogue Premium doors and insulated glass units, and ten years on interior doors). This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.
INTERIOR DOOR FINISHING GUIDE
Caution: If during the finish process you are having some issues with your door, stop finishing immediately and contact the company from where you purchased the doors.
STAIN & CLEAR FINISH
A solvent-borne system is recommended for interior door applications, and may be that of a lacquer-base.
  1. Depending on the type of stain being applied, the door may need to be prepped with a wood conditioner or sanding sealer prior to applying stain. Verify with the stain and top coat manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Doors should be sealed with at least two coats of a good quality exterior solvent-borne or water-borne clear finish.
  3. Sand lightly with 220 grit sandpaper between top coats, making sure that all surfaces and edges are covered every time a coat is applied. Clean door of dust before applying the next coat.
  4. You can make sure all coatings in the finish system are compatible by using products from the same manufacturer. Finish manufacturers will be able to tell you which of their products may be successfully applied in combination with each other. Finishes should be applied in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
PAINT FINISH
Oil-base or latex resin-base primer and paints may be used on wood doors. Oil-base primer and paints offer more resistance to moisture penetration, and latex resin-base primer and paints will offer better durability and color retention.
  1. Doors should be sealed with a good quality primer followed by at least two topcoats of either an oil-base or latex resin-base paint.
  2. Sand lightly between coats, making sure that all surfaces and edges are covered every time a coat is applied. Clean door of dust before applying the next coat.
  3. You can make sure all coatings in the finish system are compatible by using products from the same manufacturer. Finish manufacturers will be able to tell you which of their products may be successfully applied in combination with each other. Finishes should be applied in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
MAINTENANCE
Your Rogue Valley Door will need some periodic maintenance to help ensure that it has adequate protection against the elements. This regular maintenance is required for the warranty that is provided with every Rogue Valley Door. Some of the following signs are indicators that it is time to refinish your Rogue Valley Door: chalkiness in finish, flaking of finish, hairline cracks in the finish, and changes in the color of the finish.