Hanging a new front door is a rare weekend project that can save you money and significantly improve the appearance of your home. This piece will teach you how to install an exterior door that fits perfectly. If you’re comfortable with basic carpentry, you’ll be able to install a new entry door in a matter of minutes. You can schedule another day to complete the details and paint the door. The front door painting adds character and curb appeal.
In most instances, order a replacement door with the same measurement as the old one. If you change the size or add lightbars, you’ll need to reframe the opening and change a lot of the details. Typically, this doubles the size of the job. Cut through each exposed stud twice with a circular and reciprocating saw. You could perhaps cut the bottom of studs to function as the bottom of the cripples if you’re sure of your measurement and cutting abilities. The casing (trim) should be installed around the recently installed door. If you are familiar with professional window and door installation, your casing will perfectly conceal the door set-up brackets. Additionally, if you pre-drilled the exterior brick molding on the door, you can add finishing screws to secure it to the building.