Rough Openings and Framing – Single FrameIcon S-SeriesIcon S-SeriesIcon S-SeriesIcon S-SeriesIcon S-SeriesIcon S-Series

    ROUGH OPENING DIMENSIONS – SINGLE Rough Opening - Single Frame
    WIDTH

    Rough opening width is 1 1/4" over nominal door width. This provides for 5/8" clearance between the jamb and the wall. This clearance is necessary for the pocket on the strike and the projection of the hinge screws. Frames can be installed with smaller opening widths but, in some cases, the framing must be relieved to provide the necessary clearance for plumbing the frame and installing the hardware. Opening width maximum is 1 7/8" which allows 5/16" of the frame face against the wall. For wider rough openings, the frame must be positioned with equal clearance on both sides. (Use oval alignment slots to adjust clearance when installing)

    ROUGH OPENING WIDTH: Single Frame S, C, A, E, CK, AK) –
    Nominal door width + 1 1/4"
     
    HEIGHT

    Rough Opening height must provide clearance to level the header and interlock the jambs. Uneven floors will affect this measurement. Maximum space for adequate anchorage is 1 3/16" over net height resulting in approximately 5/16" of the frame face against the wall. While this is not recommended, the frame can still be installed.

     
    Timely standard height – 3/16" over nominal.  
    ROUGH OPENING HEIGHT: Nominal Height + 1" (Net height +13/16")
    Net Height – Frames manufactured to net heights
    ROUGH OPENING HEIGHT: Net height + 13/16"
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    Rough Openings and Framing – Pair FrameIcon S-SeriesIcon S-SeriesIcon S-SeriesIcon S-SeriesIcon S-SeriesIcon S-Series

    ROUGH OPENING DIMENSIONS – PAIR Rough Openings and Framing - Pair Frame
    WIDTH

    For a pair of doors, the rough opening with is 1 1/4" larger than the total nominal width of the doors plus the width of any astragal mounted between the doors.

    Width is sum of the nominal width of both doors leaves plus the astragal if it is mounted between the doors
    ROUGH OPENING: Nominal Door width(s) + astragal width (if mounted between the doors) + 1 1/4"
     
    HEIGHT

    For a pair of doors, the rough opening height is 1" over nominal height or 13/16" over net height. Since Timely standard frames are actually 3/16" longer than the nominal height (Timely 7'0" frames are actually 7'0 3/16" long).

     
    Height is the inside dimension of the frame
    ROUGH OPENING: Door height + 1 1/4"  
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    Rough Openings and Framing – Pair Double Egress FrameIcon DE-Series

    ROUGH OPENING DIMENSIONS – PAIR Rough Openings and Framing - Pair Double Egress Frame
    WIDTH

    For a pair of Double egress doors, the rough opening with is 2 1/2" larger than the total nominal width of the doors. Since the doors mount on the “stop” area rather than the “rabbet”, the frame is actually 1 1/4" wider than a standard pair frame.

    Width is sum of the nominal widths of both doors leaves
    ROUGH OPENING: Nominal Door width(s) + astragal width (if mounted between the doors) + 2 1/2"

    HEIGHT

    For a pair of Double Egress doors, the rough opening height is 1" over nominal height or 13/16" over net height. Since Timely standard frames are actually 3/16" longer than the nominal height (Timely 7’0" frames are actually 7’0 3/16" long)

    Timely Standard Height – 3/16" over nominal height
    ROUGH OPENING: Nominal height plus 1"
    Net Height – for frames prepared to other manufacturers’ locations
    ROUGH OPENING: Net height plus 13/16"
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    ROUGH OPENING DIMENSIONS – PAIR WITH C TRANSOM Rough Opening Double Egress Pair with Classic Transom
    WIDTH

    For a pair of Double egress doors, the rough opening with is 2 1/2" larger than the total nominal width of the doors. Since the doors mount on the “stop” area rather than the “rabbet”, the frame is actually 1 1/4" wider than a standard pair frame.

    Width is sum of the nominal widths of both doors leaves
    ROUGH OPENING: Nominal Door width(s) + astragal width (if mounted between the doors) + 2 1/2"

    HEIGHT

    For a pair of Double Egress doors, the rough opening height is 1" over nominal height or 13/16" over net height. Since Timely standard frames are actually 3/16" longer than the nominal height (Timely 7’0" frames are actually 7’0 3/16" long)

    Timely Standard Height – 3/16" over nominal height
    ROUGH OPENING: Nominal height plus 1"
    Net Height – for frames prepared to other manufacturers’ locations
    ROUGH OPENING: Net height plus 13/16"
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    ROUGH OPENING DIMENSIONS – PAIR WITH C SIDELIGHT Rough Opening Double Egress Pair with Classic Sidelight
    WIDTH

    For a pair of Double egress doors, the rough opening with is 2 1/2" larger than the total nominal width of the doors. Since the doors mount on the “stop” area rather than the “rabbet”, the frame is actually 1 1/4" wider than a standard pair frame.

    Width is sum of the nominal widths of both doors leaves
    ROUGH OPENING: Nominal Door width(s) + astragal width (if mounted between the doors) + 2 1/2"

    HEIGHT

    For a pair of Double Egress doors, the rough opening height is 1" over nominal height or 13/16" over net height. Since Timely standard frames are actually 3/16" longer than the nominal height (Timely 7’0" frames are actually 7’0 3/16" long)

    Timely Standard Height – 3/16" over nominal height
    ROUGH OPENING: Nominal height plus 1"
    Net Height – for frames prepared to other manufacturers’ locations
    ROUGH OPENING: Net height plus 13/16"
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    ROUGH OPENING DIMENSIONS – PAIR WITH C SIDELIGHTS Rough Opening Double Egress Pair with Classic Sidelights
    WIDTH

    For a pair of Double egress doors, the rough opening with is 2 1/2" larger than the total nominal width of the doors. Since the doors mount on the “stop” area rather than the “rabbet”, the frame is actually 1 1/4" wider than a standard pair frame.

    Width is sum of the nominal widths of both doors leaves
    ROUGH OPENING: Nominal Door width(s) + astragal width (if mounted between the doors) + 2 1/2"

    HEIGHT

    For a pair of Double Egress doors, the rough opening height is 1" over nominal height or 13/16" over net height. Since Timely standard frames are actually 3/16" longer than the nominal height (Timely 7’0" frames are actually 7’0 3/16" long)

    Timely Standard Height – 3/16" over nominal height
    ROUGH OPENING: Nominal height plus 1"
    Net Height – for frames prepared to other manufacturers’ locations
    ROUGH OPENING: Net height plus 13/16"
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    Rough Openings and Framing – Access FrameIcon S-SeriesIcon S-SeriesIcon S-SeriesIcon S-Series

    ROUGH OPENING DIMENSIONS – SINGLE ACCESS Rough Openings and Framing - Single Access Frame
    WIDTH

    For Single access doors, the rough opening width is 1 1/4" larger than the nominal door width.

    Width is nominal door height (net inside frame dimension)
    ROUGH OPENING: Nominal Door width + 1 1/4"
     
    HEIGHT

    For Single access door, the rough opening height is 1 1/4" larger than the nominal door height.

     
    Height is the inside dimension of the frame
    ROUGH OPENING: Door height + 1 1/4"  
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    ROUGH OPENING DIMENSIONS – PAIR ACCESS Rough Openings and Framing - Pair Access Frame
    WIDTH

    For a Pair access door frame, the rough opening width is 1 1/4" larger than the total of the nominal door widths.

    Width is total nominal door widths plus astragal between doors (if used)
    ROUGH OPENING: Nominal Door widths + 1 1/4"
     
    HEIGHT

    For Pair access door, the rough opening height is 1 1/4″ larger than the nominal door height.

     
    Height is the inside dimension of the frame
    ROUGH OPENING: Door height + 1 1/4"  
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    Rough Openings and Framing – Borrowed Light FrameIcon S-SeriesIcon S-SeriesIcon S-SeriesIcon S-Series

    ROUGH OPENING DIMENSIONS – BORROWED LIGHT Rough Openings and Framing - Borrowed Light Frame
    WIDTH

    For Borrowed lights, the rough opening width is 1 1/4" larger than the inside glass area, including any mullions. For stepped borrowed lights, the dimension is calculated separately for each step width.

    ROUGH OPENING: Glass width + 2" for each mullion + 1 1/4"
     
    HEIGHT

    For Borrowed lights, the rough opening height is 1 1/4" larger than the inside glass area, including any mullions. For stepped borrowed lights, the dimension is calculated separately for each step width.

     
    ROUGH OPENING:Glass height + 2" for each mullion + 1 1/4"  
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    Rough Openings and Framing – Sidelight Frame Icon S-SeriesIcon S-SeriesIcon S-Series

    ROUGH OPENING DIMENSIONS – DOOR FRAMES WITH SIDELIGHT(S) – NO TRANSOM – SINGLE Rough Openings and Framing - Sidelight Frame - No Transom Single
    WIDTH

    Opening width area will vary if using a partial height or stepped sidelight. The opening dimension is calculated separately for each “step” in the sidelight.

    ROUGH OPENING WIDTH: Nominal door width + width of glass area(s) + 2" for each mullion + 1 1/4"
    HEIGHT

    Opening height equals the net door height. For frames with stepped or partial height sidelights, the light area height is calculated differently than the door area. Measurement is based on calculating the rough opening for the door area first, then measuring from the top down on the sidelight area.

    ROUGH OPENING HEIGHT: Door area: Net door height + net glass dimension(s) + 2" each mullion + 13/16"
    SIDELIGHT AREA: Net glass dimension(s) plus 2" for each mullion + 1 1/4"
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    ROUGH OPENING DIMENSIONS – DOOR FRAMES WITH SIDELIGHT(S) – NO TRANSOM – PAIR Rough Openings and Framing - Sidelight Frame - No Transom Pair
    WIDTH

    Rough opening width is 1 1/4" over nominal door width. This provides for 5/8" clearance between the jamb and the wall. This clearance is necessary for the pocket on the strike and the projection of the hinge screws. Frames can be installed with smaller opening widths but, in some cases, the framing must be relieved to provide the necessary clearance for plumbing the frame and installing the hardware. Opening width maximum is 1 7/8" which allows 5/16" of the frame face against the wall. For wider rough openings, the frame must be positioned with equal clearance on both sides. (Use oval alignment slots to adjust clearance when installing)

    WIDTH FOR DOOR AREA (W1): Door width plus astragal (if mounted between doors)  
    ROUGH OPENING (W1): Door area width plus 1 1/4"
    WIDTH FOR GLAZED AREA (W2): Door width plus astragal (if mounted between doors) plus total glass width(s) plus 2" for each mullion
    ROUGH OPENING (W2): Nominal Door width(s) + astragal width (if mounted between the doors) + total width of all glazed openings + 2" for each mullion + 1 1/4"

    HEIGHT

    For a pair of doors, the rough opening height is 1" over nominal height or 13/16" over net height for the door area. Since Timely standard frames are actually 3/16" longer than the nominal height (Timely 7'0" frames are actually 7'0 3/16" long). For the glazed area, the rough opening is 1 1/4" over the total glass height plus 2" for each horizontal mullion.

     
    TIMELY STANDARD HEIGHT FOR DOOR AREA (H1): 3/16" over nominal height
    ROUGH OPENING (H1): Nominal height plus 1"
    Net Height for Door Area – for frames prepared to other manufacturers’ locations
    ROUGH OPENING: Nominal height plus 13/16"
    NET HEIGHT FOR GLASS AREA (H2): height of glazed openings plus 2" for each mullion
    ROUGH OPENING (H2): Total inside height of sidelight plus 1 1/4"
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    Rough Openings and Framing – Transom FrameIcon S-SeriesIcon S-SeriesIcon S-SeriesIcon S-Series

    ROUGH OPENING DIMENSIONS – DOOR FRAMES WITH TRANSOM(S) WITH OR WITHOUT SIDELIGHTS Rough Openings and Framing - Transom Frame
    WIDTH

    For standard frame with transom and no sidelights, opening width is same as for a three sided frame. Opening width area will vary if using a partial height or stepped sidelight. The opening dimension is calculated separately for each “step” in the sidelight.

    ROUGH OPENING WIDTH: Standard frame: Net door width + 1 1/4"
    ROUGH OPENING: Sidelight frame: Nominal door width + net with of each glass area + 2" for each mullion + 1 1/4"
    HEIGHT

    Opening height includes the net door height plus the transom mullion(s) and glass area(s). For frames with stepped or partial height sidelights, the light area height is calculated differently than the door area. Measurement is based on calculating the rough opening for the door area first, then measuring from the top down on the sidelight area.

    ROUGH OPENING HEIGHT: Door area: Net door height + net glass dimension(s) + 2" for each mullion + 13/16"  
    SIDELIGHT AREA: Sidelight area: Net glass dimension(s) plus 2" for each mullion + 1 1/4"  
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    Rough Openings and Framing – Pocket Door Trim KitIcon S-Series

    ROUGH OPENING DIMENSIONS – POCKET TRIM KIT – SINGLE Rough Openings and Framing - Pocket Door Trim Kit - Single
    WIDTH

    The rough opening for pocket doors is actually created by the pocket frame system used. The Timely P series trim kit is designed to fit most common applications. In some cases, wood pocket frames are used that include a 3/4" strike jamb piece the full width of the wall. Since the Timely pocket trim kit is designed to replace this component, there will be a conflict when using this type of frame. Instead of recommending a rough opening size, we give guidelines that will accommodate standard sizes of trim kits.

    Kit width is the nominal door width less 1/2" for standard stop and 1" less for inverted stop.
    ROUGH OPENING RANGE: STANDARD JAMB
    Minimum – Nominal Door width plus 1/2"
    Maximum – Nominal Door width plus 1 1/2"
    ROUGH OPENING RANGE: INVERTED STOP JAMB
    Minimum – Nominal Door width plus 1"
    Maximum – Nominal Door width plus 1 1/2"

    HEIGHT

    We provide our standard height frame which is 3/16" longer than the nominal door height. In most cases, a full height door panel is used since the top of the door is mounted above the header trim piece. The rough opening height is determined by the pocket frame and the door height can be adjusted or, if necessary, the door can be cut to clear flooring material.

    Timely Standard Height – 3/16" over nominal height  
    ROUGH OPENING: Determined by the pocket frame being use  
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    ROUGH OPENING DIMENSIONS – POCKET TRIM KIT – CONVERGING (PAIR) Rough Openings and Framing - Pocket Door Trim Kit - Converging
    WIDTH

    The rough opening for pocket doors is actually created by the pocket frame system used. The Timely P series trim kit is designed to fit most common applications. Instead of recommending a rough opening size, we give guidelines that will accommodate standard sizes of trim kits.

    Kit width is the nominal door widths less 1"
    ROUGH OPENING RANGE:
    Minimum – Sum of Nominal Door widths plus 1/2"
    Maximum – Sum of Nominal Door widths plus 1"

    HEIGHT

    We provide our standard height frame which is 3/16" longer than the nominal door height. In most cases, a full height door panel is used since the top of the door is mounted above the header trim piece. The rough opening height is determined by the pocket frame and the door height can be adjusted or, if necessary, the door can be cut to clear flooring material.

    Timely Standard Height – 3/16" over nominal height  
    ROUGH OPENING: Determined by the pocket frame being used  
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    Rough Openings and Framing – Bi-Fold FrameIcon S-SeriesIcon S-Series

    ROUGH OPENING DIMENSIONS – BI-FOLD Rough Openings and Framing - Bi-Fold Frame
    WIDTH

    For Bi-Fold doors, the rough opening with is 1 1/4" larger than the total nominal width of the doors. If using a pair of 2'0" bi-fold doors, each door is 1'0" nominal width. Since Bi-fold doors are net sized to fit he frame, the unit will fit a 2'0" net inside width frame.

    Width is 2 x nominal panel width for a 2 door bi-fold, and 4 x nominal door width for a 4 door bi-fold
    ROUGH OPENING: Nominal Door width + 1 1/4"

    HEIGHT

    For a Bi-Fold door, the rough opening height is 1" over nominal height or 13/16" over net height. Since Timely standard frames are actually 3/16" longer than the nominal height (Timely 7'0" frames are actually 7'0 3/16" long).

    Timely Standard Height – 3/16" over nominal height
    ROUGH OPENING: Nominal height plus 1"
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    Rough Openings and Framing – Bi-Pass FrameIcon S-Series

    ROUGH OPENING DIMENSIONS – BI-PASS Rough Openings and Framing - Bi-Pass Frame
    WIDTH

    For a pair of Bi-Pass doors, the rough opening with is 1 1/4" larger than the total nominal width of the doors minus 1" for door overlap plus the width of any astragal mounted between the doors. If using a pair of 2'0" doors, the frame will be fabricated 3'11" inside width to accommodate door overlap.

    Width is 2 x door width less 1"
    ROUGH OPENING (W1):Nominal Door width x 2 minus 1" for overlap + 1 1/4"

    HEIGHT

    For a pair of Bi Pass doors, the rough opening height is 1" over nominal height or 13/16" over net height. Since Timely standard frames are actually 3/16" longer than the nominal height (Timely 7'0" frames are actually 7'0 3/16" long)

    Timely Standard Height – 3/16" over nominal height
    ROUGH OPENING: Nominal height plus 1"
    Net Height – for frames prepared to other manufacturers’ locations
    ROUGH OPENING: Nominal height plus 13/16"
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    FRAMING: Masonry Application – Sub Frame

    SUB FRAME APPLICATION – TIMELY STEEL SUB FRAME  

    To install a Timely door frame, sidelight frame or borrowed light frame inside an existing opening instead of installing the frame over the outside of the wall surface, a prefinished steel sub frame is recommended. A sub frame provides a solid substrate to anchor the frame, requires no special fasteners and matches the color of the finished frame. When anchoring the frame to any wall type other than steel or wood studs, this method of application is much easier to install. In addition, the frame can maintain a fire rating provided the wall construction is fire rated and the other opening components are fire rated. The sub frame is anchored to the existing structure and the finished frame is installed over the flange of the sub frame similar to a sill channel or ceiling channel installation. Opening dimensions and corresponding frame dimensions are:

    FRAMING: Masonry Application - Sub Frame - Timely Steel Sub Frame
    Vertical Sub Frame (Cased opening no stop) Existing Opening Height minus 1/16"
    Horizontal Sub Frame (Cased opening no stop) Existing Opening Width minus 3 3/16"
    Vertical Finished frame dimension Existing Opening Height minus 2"
    Horizontal Finished frame (header) Existing Opening Width minus 4"
     
    SUB FRAME APPLICATION – WOOD STUD

    To install a Timely door frame, sidelight frame or borrowed light frame inside an existing opening instead of installing the frame over the outside of the wall surface, a wood sub frame is recommended. A sub frame provides a solid substrate to anchor the frame, and requires no special fasteners for the frame. The wood sub frame must be adequately anchored to the existing opening material using lag bolts. If the existing material is masonry, lead shields are used with lag bolts. This application leaves a visible line around the opening exposing the sub frame material so it is recommended that the sub frame material be treated and caulked, especially for exterior applications. Be aware that the opening can only be fire rated if the wood sub frame has fire rated drywall on both sides to separate the door frame from the sub frame. Opening dimensions and corresponding frame dimensions are:

    FRAMING: Masonry Application - Sub Frame - Wood Stud
    Vertical Sub Frame – wood, ripped to standard frame width Existing Opening Height minus 1/16"
    Horizontal Sub Frame – wood, ripped to standard frame width Existing Opening Width minus 3 1/16"
    Vertical Finished frame dimension Existing Opening Height minus 2"
    Horizontal Finished frame (header) Existing Opening Width minus 4"
     

    FRAMING: Stub Walls, Outside Dimensions

    WALL TO WALL – STUB WALL INSTALLATION

    Some projects require the entry door frame or closet door frame to be installed between two parallel walls. When this situation occurs, there are two factors to be considered. The first issue is having enough space to install the desired door width. This is important if the opening must comply with ADA requirements for adequate path of travel width. The finished wall to wall dimension must be at least 4" larger than the nominal door width if using TA-8, TA-23, TA-28 or TA-28M casing. If using TA-30 or TA-35 casing width is 4 1/2" wider. The second issue is adequate blocking for the framing material at the door location. The wall must have solid blocking to attach the stub wall prior to installing the frame. Whether using wood studs or steel studs, proper fasteners must be used to achieve adequate support for the door frame.

    Wall to Wall - Stub Wall Installation