We love to shout it from the rooftops that our frames can be installed in 20 minutes – or less. And the best part about that claim is that it’s true! But we sometimes see our customers making the same mistakes again and again… which can transform what should be a swift installation into an aggravating, drawn-out one instead. Here are a few tips to avoid falling into these same traps!
Step by Step
With some things in life, the order of actions you take doesn’t matter. But with our frames, it’s imperative you assemble them in a specific sequence. Many well-intentioned people pre-assemble the frames and then try to stick them up into the structure, but this flat-out doesn’t work. Not only will it cause issues, but it will also leave you massively frustrated.
Peaceful, quick installation tip #1: Build the frame directly into the existing structure!
Location, Location, Location
As anyone in construction is painfully aware, location is always significant. The problem we find our customers sometimes encounter is mistakenly thinking certain parts go somewhere other than their intended destination. This will leave you banging your head against the wall and slowing down your installation time dramatically!
Peaceful, quick installation tip #2: Learn to correctly identify parts! Your main rails will have a sticker with our logo on them, and other pieces will be marked individually based on their locations.
Trust Them the Way They Arrive
We understand the urge to take things apart in order to better understand how each piece makes the whole thing function. But sometimes, taking things apart can cause more problems than you had imagined.
Peaceful, quick installation tip #3: Don’t separate the sub-rails when installing.
QuickFrames are typically delivered with the rails (joist and/or cross) pre-assembled. Each rail consists of two or more sub-rails that telescope to allow the rails to be adjusted. Some customers have thought it would be easier, during installation, to separate the sub-rails. Don’t do it!
Each rail is fabricated and tested to ensure it telescopes correctly and, while they may look the same, normal variations in sub-rails don’t always allow any two random sub-rails to telescope correctly as an assembled rail. Also, sub-rails are intended to be slid-together end-to-end, not snapped together in the middle.