Door and garage door trim

Old 06-21-09, 08:59 AM
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Door and garage door trim

In installing door and garage door trim on a structure with T1-11 plywood siding, does it matter if the trim is installed over the siding versus on the studs with the siding butting up to it?
Old 06-21-09, 11:47 AM
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You trim is best installed first and it is nailed to the sheathing/studs and the jamb. A drip cap is installed over the top piece of trim, and then the siding is installed around the trim.

The only exception might be a structure where the siding IS the sheathing. If that's the case, then your trim would likely go on top of the siding. You'd still want to ensure you have a drip cap that goes behind the siding on top, though. Rather than using a 1 1/4" drip cap over the brickmould you'd need a 1 3/4" drip cap, due to the extra thickness of the siding. And you'd have to install a strip of siding below the drip cap to shim the door out to the right level.

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