May 17, 2018

A little door info

Greetings!  Are any of you thinking about changing an exterior door?  Here's something I found out the hard way.  Do not accept the "standard" size of 32"x80" or 36"x80" if you are replacing an existing door.  Always ask for the rough opening.  Standard doors' rough openings will be 2" larger than the door (a 32" wide will have a RO of 34").  If the RO is not 2" larger or has a 1/2" increment, adjustments will need to be made to the framing, slight, but a pain in the ass.  Not the case with most doors, but of course, with the one I chose.  I wasn't told this and the fiberglass door with composite jams (no more finger jointed peeling!) needed to have a 2x4 removed from the framed opening and smaller lumber installed, which changes the exterior trim also.  This means the edge of the siding doesn't line up either.  Goody.
 
SOOOOOOO glad we have this professional and know these bumps will be solved correctly.
 
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7 comments:

J Murphy said...

It always pays to go with professionals. We have a plumbing business & are always cleaning up after the handyman. That's why the professionals carry licenses. I do love the door!

Rugs and Pugs said...

ARGH! It's always something, but what a wonderful door :)

deb said...

You picked a very pretty door. How frustrating that all that adjustment work is necessary but glad you have someone you trust doing the work.

Heritage Hall said...

What ever happened to standardization?

Carol said...

Love the door, Marly! And what a timely post as we need to replace at least two of our glass-paned exterior doors. Thank you!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

We almost ordered a new glass front entry door and it had to be prehung, coming with framing for the install already included. That did not materialize, as we are still wanting to get closer to family ... instead we relisted our home FOR SALE. Love what you are doing my friend, looking great.

Maryann Olsaver said...

Nothing is simple anymore! Love your door Marly

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