I have a brick veneer home with a 68x48" window in my kitchen. I am
wanting to replace the window with a sliding patio door. After ripping
off the drywall, I found the RO of the window to be 69.5" wide and the
RO of the brick on the exterior is 68.5", so the brick overlaps the
framing by 1/2 inch on each side.
My problem is figuring out what custom size (width) door to order. I
figure I can add to the interior framing to accommodate my exterior
brick opening. Some have told me to order a 68" door which will give
1/4" each side for a caulk bead. Sounds good to me.
I then realized that the jamb width may be an issue even though i have
a 2x4 wall/RO. Most sliding door jambs are 4 5/8 " wide. My width from
drywall to brick (inside to outside) is approx 7 inches and with a 4
5/8 jamb it will barely cover the sheathing to wards the outside
exposing unfinished brick. Brick mold could fix that but a 68" door
wont leave room to trim on the outside. And I am finding jamb
extensions are more for the interior???
Any thoughts? Thanks!
One more thing for all the brick guys out there: should I saw the brick
down from the window to complete the opening or do I remove brick one
by one and hire a mason to patch in once door is installed? I don't
know if I like the look of cut brick.