We have a steel door in the garage, leading to outside. It has rusted and we
need to replace it. The house was built about 20 yrs. ago. I know the doors
come complete with frame but the frame we have is fine. Any chance we can find
a door with the hinges in the same place as our old one so we could just swap
doors? Or is this something that keeps changing?
Good chance you can find the exact same thing. Do you know the brand?
Stanley is one of the bugger brands around. Take a few measurements and
head off to the supply store. You may even find details on a web page.
You will find it cheaper to buy a prehung unit rather than just the slab. It
will work better and seal better. You say your frame is fine but with a
rusted door I would be suspect of the "brickmold to sill" area in the
corners and any wood under the sill.
We have the door. It is the pre-hung type and we have started taking down the
trim around the old one. Tomorrow we will try to put the new one up.
It's steel. The door came with a white coat of paint, primer I assume. What
kind of paint should I buy to put on there so it will resist rust? Will I need
a rust-resistant base coat with something else on top?
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