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Installation & care

Installing and caring for your Masonite door is easy. Masonite’s installation instructions include details on how to install, a list of required tools, what measurements to take, and how to finish your door. Please follow these installation and finishing instructions in accordance with Masonite Warranty requirements.

DuraStyle Wood Doors Quality and Care Instructions

Thank you for choosing Masonite DuraStyle exterior doors with AquaSeal technology. AquaSeal technology incorporates a silicon base sealant factory integrated around the perimeter of each panel and pane of glass. It is our AquaSeal technology that will provide you with many years of performance and beauty. For more information, please reference the Wood Door Finishing and Care Guide.

Before finishing this door
Please inspect the area with sealant surrounding the panels and/or glass for the presence of wood dust or wood chips. If wood particles are noticeable, the particles should be removed prior to application of paint or stain. This can easily be accomplished using one of two methods:

  1. Use a soft to medium bristle brush to remove wood particles.
  2. Use a rag with mineral spirits to wipe away wood particles.

Important stain application instructions
While our AquaSeal technology implements a paintable and stainable silicon-based sealant, some paint and stain products may require additional coat(s) to be applied on the sealant to provide adequate coverage and color matching. If additional applications of finish are needed on the sealant, simply use a cotton swap stick (Q-tip) or thin foam or bristle brush.

Technical manuals

Selecting the appropriate door unit for your specific application is the key to maximizing performance. Masonite doors are designed and constructed to precise tolerances. Measure twice. Choose once.

Masonite strives to provide our customers with as much information as possible so you can get the right door, the first time. Download all the technical information for your Masonite door right here. You’ll find data on specifications, use and maintenance for all our doors.

Door specifications

Before you start your home beautification project, refer to the downloadable manuals below. They’ll make the project go smoothly and help you achieve a beautiful result.

Masonite provides architectural specifications for most of its doors. The downloadable manuals found here are quick and easy and designed to help you locate the right door for your installation. You’ll find information on the recommended use of the door, details on product construction, delivery, storage and handling instructions. You’ll also find Building Code and Regulatory Compliance and Warranty Information.

Warranty information

Masonite has been in the building products business for over 80 years. Over the course of this time Masonite has established a huge base of satisfied customers who continually rely on us to bring value and beauty to their home.

When you buy a door from Masonite, we want you to be completely satisfied. Depending on its application, whether it is an interior door, a front door or an Entry System, including sidelites or a transom, Masonite offers its customers one of the most comprehensive warranties in the industry.

To download warranty information on your Masonite products please see below.

Energy efficiency & ENERGY STAR®

Energy efficient choices can save families about a third on their energy bill.* ENERGY STAR® helps you make the energy efficient choice, and the best part is, now you don’t have to sacrifice features, style or comfort.

Committed to meeting the highest standards for energy and efficiency, Masonite is working with the government and its ENERGY STAR® program. When installed correctly, Masonite doors can meet the ENERGY STAR® requirements by region. Use the charts below to find the ENERGY STAR® requirements in your area.


Residential Energy Tax Form  

ENERGY STAR - US Criteria 7.0  

ENERGY STAR - Canada Criteria 6.0  

2004 Supplement - 2006 IECC Prescriptive Requirements  

2012 - 2015 IECC Prescriptive Requirements  

2018 IECC Prescriptive Requirements  

Coastal & impact

If you don’t want to live with bulky metal frames, Masonite’s coastal products offer a difference you can see. The newly designed Hurricane-Lite™ frame looks like a standard frame but it satisfies HVHZ (High Velocity Hurricane Zone) code requirements. Hurricane-Lite frames have standard window cut-outs that will accommodate impact rated glass. This system simplifies assembly without compromising the beauty of your home.

For more information on regional code requirements, the Hurricane-Lite™ frame, and the Coastal Exterior Door & Impact Collection, click here.

To view or download a Florida product approval, please visit www.floridabuilding.org. Here is a list of our current Florida Approvals.

Sound transmission

Managing and containing sound transmission is becoming more popular in both residential and commercial construction. Doors can be an important component when attempting to reduce the noise that is either entering or exiting a room or building. STCs (Sound Transmission Class) are measurements of a door’s ability to reduce the transmission of airborne noise. Higher STC values represent better noise reduction. Follow the links below for Masonite acoustical performance data.

All Interior Door Units  

All Exterior Door Units  

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