All doors manufactured by Wahle’s Wood Works & Mouldings, Inc. (hereinafter referred to Wahle’s) are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship which would render them unserviceable or unfit for the ordinary, recommended use for the time periods as set forth below. This warranty automatically applies to purchasers of doors from Wahle’s and extends on resale of the product. Claim should be processed through the intermediate suppliers.                                       


Wahle’s shall not be liable for incidental, indirect or consequential damages arising from the manufacture, use or sale of these goods. Wahle’s liability is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of non-conforming goods or the refund of the purchase price, at the option of Wahle’s.

If any door becomes defective after installation, Wahle’s agrees to bear the reasonable expense of machining, finishing, removing and rehanging. Such removal and rehanging shall be performed only after approval is obtained from Wahle’s and the cost of such work as been determined. In the event the defect for which the doors are being rejected was apparent prior to hanging, Wahle’s is not obligated to pay removal and rehanging charges.



Since Wahle’s cannot control the handling or exposure of doors after shipment, a specific duty of inspection is imposed upon the purchaser as a condition precedent to any claim under this warranty. Such inspection must be made upon receipt of the goods and written notice of any claim must be received by Wahle’s within 30 days of receipt of the goods, or discovery of the defect. NO CLAIM UNDER THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE ACTIONABLE UNLESS THE FOREGOING NOTICE IS GIVEN AS SET FORTH HEREIN.



Since the methods and conditions or installation and use are beyond the control of Wahle’s, this warranty is not effective unless the doors are stored, handled, finished, used and installed in strict accordance with the provisions set in the following guidelines of this warranty.



1.     Stile and rail show-through (telegraphing) shall not be considered a defect unless the face of the door varies from a true plane in excess of 1/100 inch in any three-inch span.

2.     Warp shall not be considered a defect unless it exceeds ¼ inch in the plane of the door itself. For Doors 1 ¾ in or thicker, warp shall not exceed ¼ inch in doors 3’6”  x 7’0”  or smaller, nor shall it exceed ¼ inch in any 3’6” x 7’0” section of larger doors. For doors less than 1 ¾ inch thick, warp shall not exceed ¼ inch in doors  3’0” x 7’0” or smaller. Warp is any distortion in the door itself and does not refer to the relationship of the door to the frame, jamb, or adjacent doors. On installation of pairs and sets of doors, each door must come up against a fixed stop or be latched in place in a manner that would prevent warpage. Warp is measured by placing a straight edge on the concave face and determining the maximum distance from straight edge to door face.



1.     Store doors flat on a level surface in a dry, well ventilated building. Cover doors to keep clean and avoid discoloration with an opaque covering which does not permit light to penetrate. Covering must allow air circulation. If doors are to be stored more than one week, all edges should be sealed.

2.     Doors should not be subjected to extremes of heat, dry or humid conditions. Relative humidity should not be less than 25%  or greater than 55%.

3.   Handle with clean gloves and do not drag doors across one another or across other surfaces.

4.   The utility or structural strength of the doors must not be impaired in the fitting of the door, the application of hardware, or cutting and altering for lites, louvers, panels or any other special details.

5.  Use three hinges for doors 7’6” in height or less, four hinges on doors over 7’6”. Allow fitting clearance of 1/8 inch at each side and at the top.

6.  Carefully seal all edges immediately after fitting including areas routed for concealed closers and other hardware.

7.  Before finishing, the finisher must do a thorough final sanding over all surfaces using 120 or 150 grit sandpaper, depending on the species, and in conjunction with a hand block in order to remove all scuffs, handling marks, scratches, raised grain, burnishes and effects of exposure to moisture that may occur during handling, unloading and storage.

8.  Before hanging, the entire door including top and bottom edges must receive two coats of a good quality paint, varnish or lacquer. Exterior finished should be used on the exterior faces and all edges of exterior doors. No water based finishes.

9.  Some woods, particularly oak, contain chemicals which react with iron or some finishing materials. Do not use steel wool on oak doors or fire doors.

10.   Do not use steel wool or water base finishes on fire doors.                                                          

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                                                                                 DOOR WARRANTY

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This warranty does not cover:

1.     The appearance of field finished doors.

2.     Natural variations in the color, texture, character, or cut of the wood.

3.   Doors with cutouts nearer than five inches to the door edge, or doors with less than five inches between adjacent cutouts such as hardware, lites louvers, etc.

4.   Doors which have cutout areas exceeding 40% of the door area on one half the door height, however, waivers in writing from Wahle’s may be available on a per job basis. Special full lite construction warranted for life of original installation for interior use.

5.  Doors which are improperly hung or do not swing freely.

6.  Warpage of doors less than 1 ¾ inches thick which are wider than 3’0 or higher than 7’0”.

7.  Normal wear and tear including wear-through of finish.

8.  Incompatibility of hardware with a particular door construction. This includes mortises such as concealed closers, magnetic holders, etc., deeper than 2 inches or wider than 1 1/8 inches and concealed vertical rod devices, unless special reinforced construction is ordered.

9.  Construction involving different species, face material, or veneer grain configurations on opposite sides of the door. This may create an unbalanced condition not warranted against warpage, cracking, delaminations, etc.

10. Constructions involving appliqués to one face of the door  which creates unbalanced conditions.

11. Doors that are not stored as outlined in the Handling, Finishing and Installation Instructions.

12. Doors that are stored longer than 6 months.

13. Doors altered by others for size by re-railing or re-stiling.

14. Applied lumber mouldings in excess of 3 inches in width or which cover over 25% of a door face.

15. Doors over 7’6” in height hung with 3 or fewer hinges or pivot hardware. Doors under 7’6” with 2 hinges or pivot hardware.


NOTE: Action on any claim for warp or telegraphing defects may be deferred at the option of the manufacturer for a period not to exceed twelve months to permit conditioning of the doors to temperature and humidity conditions.



An exterior door is defined as one that cannot be controlled on both sides for temperature and humidity.

When exterior doors are cut into for concealed closers, lite or louver openings, and for hardware, opportunity exists for moisture penetrations into the core which will eventually cause deterioration of the doors. Therefore, the existence of the following conditions will void the guarantee for exterior installations:

1. The use of concealed closers.

2.     Failure to double seal all exposed edges including openings and hardware cuts with exterior sealer.

3.   Failure to properly protect lite and louver cutouts in exterior doors to prevent moisture from seeping into the core; lip mouldings and exterior caulk are required. Tops of exterior doors must be properly protected by flashing.

4.   Failure to provide adequate overhead protection four feet from the face and edge of the door, and refinishing yearly.

5.  This warranty does not cover telegraphing and checking in exterior doors.



A complete and continuous finish must be maintained on all surfaces of the door. Moisture protection at the top and bottom of exterior doors and around cutouts must be maintained. Moisture may seep into bottom of exterior doors unless periodically resealed.




                                                                                                 DOOR TYPE            INTERIOR USE                         EXTERIOR USE


 Stile and Rail


 One Year from Ship Date


 One Year from Ship Date


March 28, 2005