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​A Quick Guide to Access Panel Installation

Posted by Best Access Doors on 10th Oct 2018

Whether you are looking to install an access panel in your kitchen, bedroom, office or even bathroom - it can be a process. The installation of an access panel requires both pre-preparation and research, from knowing the proper steps, to begin with to the actual access panel that is required, the installation of an access panel is no walk in the park.

Benefits

Why choose an access panel? They are a non-invasive solution when it comes to accessing valves, piping or even a crawl space and storage. They are a unique alternative to a traditional door or panel - making them often a great choice for contractors and designers alike. Depending on the choice of the access panel, they can be an addition or rather a great asset that can look as though it is part of the room.

Choices

Access panels are made with materials ranging from steel to aluminum to the cost-effective alternative, plastic. From their material composition, access panels also come in an array of sizes - from standard sizes to customizable ones, Best Access Doors offers selections that will be sure to satisfy all your building needs.

From start to finish

Depending on the choice of panel one chooses to work with, it can take anywhere from 20 minutes to a few hours. However, the process can move along smoothly if questions such as where what kind and budget are addressed. Knowing where to install doesn’t mean just cutting a hole for the panel to fit in, rather, it means making sure that there are no potential risks or dangers when it comes to access panel installation. What kind - not knowing what kind of access panel to install can be associated with going into a shop and not knowing the size of shirt or battery you need. Knowing what kind of panel will suit your needs is important, but not as important as knowing the budget you want to work within.

When it comes to installing an access panel, there are a few items that are universally required, what are they?

  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • Saw/knife
  • Access panel

These are four materials that are across the board universal in use when it comes to installing an access panel.

From having the materials needed - from there the process proceeds. From cutting out the necessary hole for the panel to installing the frame and panel. For some who choose to install an access panel on their own, this can require a steady hand or that of another person.

Once the hole has been made and filled with the selected access panel, it’s a job well done!

With Best Access Doors, we offer a wide array of access panels that range in size and material and purpose. You are sure to find one that will meet your needs, and if you aren’t sure what it is you need, a knowledgeable representative is a phone call away!

To view our inventory, visit us at www.bestaccessdoors.com

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