Swinging French Doors
Your Ultimate Swinging French Door requires very little
To maintain sill appearance, wash only with mild soap and
water solution. Remove fresh paint splashes, grease or caulk with 50% isopropyl
Wood doors need to adjust to humidity levels in a home and
may warp slightly as seasons change—allow one full year for your door to
acclimate to the environment in your area.
You may wish to remove door panels for moving or other
reasons. If you need them removed, please
contact your Marvin retailer for
either detailed instructions or for a service person to remove the panel for
Problem: Swinging door panel
needs horizontal or vertical adjustment.
Solution: Adjust hinges. You will need to determine
if your door is equipped with adjustable hinges or butt hinges.
Some swinging doors are equipped with adjustable hinges
which allow horizontal and vertical adjustment after the door has been
Pictured: Adjustable hinges
To adjust panel(s) horizontally away from the hinge jamb,
open the panel slightly to access the hinges, turn horizontal adjustment screw
counter-clockwise using a 5/32" Allen wrench.
To move the panel toward the hinge jamb, turn Allen screw
To raise the panel vertically, turn vertical adjustment
screw clockwise using a 5/32" Allen wrench.
To lower the panel, turn the Allen screw counter clockwise.
Note: When raising or lowering panel vertically, it will be
necessary to loosen or tighten all vertical adjustment screws so the weight of
the panel will not be on just one hinge. Compare alignment marks on each hinge
to ensure even weight distribution of the panel.
On doors equipped with butt hinges, there are 1/32" shims
behind each leaf on all hinges (two shims/hinge).
Horizontal panel adjustment is possible by removing or
redistributing these shims.
Pictured: Butt hinges
Problem: Swinging screen door slams
or needs adjustment.
Solution: Adjust the closing tension on your
swinging screen door by loosening the two screws attaching the door bracket to
the screen panel. Slide the bracket and closer left or right as needed and
Adjust the closing speed by tightening or loosening the
adjusting screw located at the rear of the cylinder assembly.
Problem: Damage has occurred to the
Ultrex® door sill.
Solution: The sill of your Ultimate French Door is
made of a tough composite called Ultrex. Should any damage occur to your sill,
we recommend repairing it with CRCR Minute MendT Epoxy Putty. This material is
easy to work with, is fully cured in 45 minutes, and will hold up to time and
Be sure to follow package instructions for use. You may
order it along with touch-up paint through your Marvin dealer.