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New exterior door

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:13 am
by greg1
I just replaced my 60 yo exterior door at the back of the house. The house has a double drywall on both sides, the old door jamb was custom and was made to fit in the door opening. Now that I put the new door in, I made it flush with the inside wall, but the outside of the door jamb has about 1.5" difference from the wall. Also there was a storm door installed before. Now Im trying to make it all look nice and also put the storm door back in place. Any recommendations on how I can approach this? I was thinking of doing the custom door jamb extension for my screen door.

Also, later, maybe next year I was planning on doing stucco re-float of my whole exterior of the house. So that will probably will add some more to the thickness of the wall.

Here are some pics.

Thank you!

Re: New exterior door

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:06 pm
by A. Spruce
Add jamb extensions to bring the door frame out flush with the highest surface, install trim, install screen door.

Re: New exterior door

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:42 pm
by greg1
thanks for idea Spruce! So is screen door attaches to the trim?
First time hanging a screen door and exterior door :)

Re: New exterior door

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:03 pm
by Shannon
Yes storm door will install to the trim

Re: New exterior door

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:49 pm
by A. Spruce
Most screens that I've installed do mount flush on the trim. I would recommend purchasing your screen before you build out the door and trim, that way you can build it out accordingly.

Re: New exterior door

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:26 am
by Jfurnas
I agree 100% with the jamb extension. I had to do similar to mine, except I scribed a PT 2x4 and stuck it between the jamb and outside trim.
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