I am not sure really how to fix this main door? (please see video below). I
think there was a screen door on top but got removed or something. Now one
side of the door is missing board (wood) to cover it. The main wall is fak
e bricks. I can buy the missing wood but how to attack it?
Thanks a lot.
On Sat, 6 Jul 2013 19:09:42 -0700 (PDT), leza wang
Yes, there was a storm door there and some of the metal trim is still
in place. It is easily removed with a screwdriver.
Once you remove it, you can tell better what you need to repair the
right side as it is going to be the same as what is on the left side.
Door trim is usually the same up one side, across the top, down the
other side. Looks like it was hacked up rather badly or the door was
torn off in a wind storm.
Most of the time it is attached to the framing with nails. If there
is rot behind it though, that should be repaired first, then attach
the wood and paint it.
When I replaced my storm door, I used vinyl stock for the frame instead of
wood. Since all the exposed material around my door will remain white as
long as I'm living here, vinyl was the perfect solution.
I have also used vinyl to make custom trim profiles for a couple of VRW
that I installed. You can glue vinyl trim with Super Glue and build up
essentially any profile that works for you.
I agree. Take the storm door trim off with a screwdriver and see what it
looks like underneath. Then make the right side look like the left side.
Maybe it needs a piece of wood or maybe a piece of wood and a piece of trim
to make it match the left side.
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