When adding or replacing a door in your home, there are two different installation methods; pre-hung and slab doors. To clarify, a slab door refers to the slate of wood for the door and nothing more. A pre-hung system refers to when the door slab is built with a complete installation set-up with hinges, door frames, and all.
Both units have their perspective advantages and disadvantages. It is important that you consider your personal situation before jumping into any decision. Some questions to ask yourself regarding your project. Is this door going where there is a preexisting doorframe? What is my budget? Do I have the tools and resources to move these pieces?
Pre-hung doors are an easier installation option for swapping out a preexisting door or if the frame of the door is created on a new house project but they are heavier and tend to run a little more expensive than the slab. A slab door is usually the less expensive option, easier to move around, but a lot of work if you end up having to set up a door frame on your own.
Always consult a professional if you feel as though you do not know which option is the best option for you as well as for advice on how to set-up your door properly and safety. Stop in or contact ASA Builders to order or to learn more about interior doors.