With the frame removed, remove all insulation. To get rid of dust and residue, use a shop vacuum because you could damage your home vacuum.
Unpack the new door and its frame. Remove everything, taking care to remove it upside down so as not to crush the weatherstrip.
Red entrance door
Install the frame centering it in the opening left vacant. Install shims opposite the hinges, on the side of the hinges. Use shingles one and a half inches wide. Have your level in hand to ensure that your frame is as straight as possible, both on the side and outside. Replace one of the screws on each hinge with another 3.5 inches, starting at the top of your frame so that it is easier to adjust. In case of such front doors the options are perfect now.
- With three screws installed, level all the way with shims as needed. Once everything is in place, replace a second screw of each hinge with 3 1/2 inch screws. Install the door in its frame.
Install shims between the frame and the frame, and vis-à-vis the keeper, hinges and in the four corners. Make sure the distance between the frame and your door is equal everywhere.
Adjust with the door: this is your best square. Take the time to solidify the frame by putting 3 ½ inch screws in place of the locking screws.
With the frame level, the door installed, place the bell and alarm system wires and install the handle and lock.
Caulk from inside out with low expansion urethane laying first, second and third layers. If the product overflows then remove it as and when. Once it’s dry, cut what’s out there.
Add an aluminum molding to hide the yellow urethane. For added strength, attach a piece of wood under the molding. Nail the sides first, then the top.
Caulk with a Flextra type caulk
Smooth everything after soaking your fingers in soapy water. Wait 48 hours.From the inside, put it all at the level of your wall with pieces of pine wood. Then, install the inside frame on the sides and on the top.
How to make your entryway inviting?
You have chosen your model and your door material, it is in its frame and the frame is embedded in the front of your house; the ultimate step is to beautify this architectural element. When you go to the department store or the retailer near you, you can choose from a variety of accessories : relief moldings, grooves, glass or metal inlays, as well as numbers to indicate your civic address, mailboxes and lights to illuminate them.
Small house with white front door
If your house is made of stone, why not opt for a middle-age style entrance with the combination of a massive iron handle and a stained glass window? At Halloween, all you have to do is dress up as a Little Jean to give some candy. Your children will be free to play Robin Hood, Marianne or Brother Tuck.