Replacing outside garage door


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Old 12-14-15, 12:45 PM
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Replacing outside garage door

Old door is rotted and flooding garage when it rains, have a new pre-hung metal door, but need to know if i can just pull siding off and re-nail it back on once new door is up?

I have shims, a can of spray insulation, caulking if needed, level etc, just need to know how to proceed with siding

Thanks for any help or advice !

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You shouldn't have to touch the siding. Some pics might help.
 
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Normally the door will fit within the old siding trim, but if the door is really old, the new one could be an inch or so wider, in which case you would have to remove the siding to do a proper job. Just start at the top, and pull the nails as you work your way down, then reapply in reverse order. If the new door is narrower, you can either fill the gap with cualk if it is less than 1/2", or use wood filler strips around the door after the new one is in.
 
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Really need that picture of the outside of the door.
Need to figure out what caused the old door to rot out if you do not want it to happen again.
I like to use the newer style doors with composite at the bottom of the jambs and PVC brick molding so there is no more rot.
 
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Like mentioned..... a picture or two would be a big help. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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pics

here are some pics

Do i just pry the old metal piece out of the concrete?




 
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Should be just a few screws holding it in place.
The reason waters getting in is someone pored that stoop at the same height as the threshold.
About the best you can do is set the new threshold in a thick bed of silicone.
 
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i tried getting the screws out, they are pretty rusted, would prying it up work?

And i did get some waterproof caulking for after it goes in, seems straightforward after i get that piece up...
 
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update

got the bottom piece of with some grunt work just trying to remove the trim on the inside now.

What is the best way to remove old door frame? crowbar ?
 
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I usually cut the frames in half with a sawsall, on both sides before I use a crow bar.
 
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had to pry small nails out of the siding it is wrapped all the way to the door, as long as i cut that with the sawzall i should be good, luckily i still have one to use!

also should i put some weather stripping on the bottom of the new door to help with rain/water as well?
 
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Weather stripping is not water proof. It can't hurt as far as air flow goes.
 
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Any new prehung door will have a built in threshold with a seal, no added sealing needed at the bottom of the door.
 
 

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