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Repair or replace this metal man door and/or trim/jam

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Old 07-29-19, 09:57 AM
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Question Repair or replace this metal man door and/or trim/jam

Hello Experts,

Thank you for any information or insight you can provide. I have uploaded 10 of 18 pics that are important here. How do I upload the rest? In a reply? I guess I'll try that.

I am hoping this job can wait until Spring. But, if it's something I can do (and by that I mean pay someone to do it unless it's super simple) or must do between now and the first snow, I'd like to know how to approach it.

The door itself seems to be intact (but see pictures). It's the weathering, peeling, rot at the bottom right (is it rot?), and whatever else is going on here that worries me.

I had a painter come out about some other issues and asked him what he thought about this. He said the rot on the bottom right was probably into the parts that are connected to the door and I would have to replace the door. He couldn't see more than what is showing in these pics when he said that.

So first, what all do you see going on here? If I can fix it all without replacing the door, how do I do that? If I should replace the door, who should I get for that?

Thanks!

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Old 07-29-19, 10:00 AM
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Question Here are the other eight pics

The other eight pics that show important wear and damage to door. Thanks!

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Old 07-29-19, 11:31 AM
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Most of it just looks like it needs to be cleaned up. primed and painted. The rotten areas need be replaced either all or in part. Caulking the top of the brick mold to the siding should stop water from seeping down behind the molding and into the top of the jamb.
 
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I have uploaded 10 of 18 pics that are important here. How do I upload the rest?
You only have 10mb of picture storage. You were well over that. You only need a few pictures to get the point across. 18 is a little excessive.
 
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I'm going to make some guesses.
First thing I think I see is there's no Z molding at the top of the door.
Which is a huge factor.
I'm also going to guess as all new door like that it was shipped primed, but someone took far to long or it just never was top coated with 2 coats of paint.
How much time and money do you want to spend to fix this right and never have to deal with it again?
If it was mine I'd be ordering a new door with PVC jambs, PVC brick molding, and Adding Z molding at the top of the door before installing the new one and never have to deal with again.
Someones going to suggest digging out all the rot filling it with Bondo.
A whole lot of work and money and it's not going to address the real issues causing it.
 
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Old 07-30-19, 05:55 AM
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Thanks, Joe Caption. First, where and how do I get a professional who will understand all this and do a high-quality job of all you are describing? I want someone who is bonded and guarantees their work. Second, does it look like a job that can wait until Spring?
 
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Any carpenter and most handymen can do the work. I don't know that it would be a big deal to wait although the rotten wood will get worse. I'd be more concerned about the repairs being done right [especially adding Z flashing under the siding and over the top piece of brick mold] than any type of warranty.
 
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If I wanted to do a temporary fix of the rot myself this year, how might I go about it?
 
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Patching the rotten areas with bondo or wood filler may or may not last a year.
IMO it isn't that big of a job to remove the rotten pieces and replace them.
 
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Could I just cut it out with some kind of handheld electric saw and cut a piece to match and superglue it in there?
 
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You could use an oscillating multi tool to cut out the damaged portion and then install a replacement piece. You wouldn't use super glue but an adhesive caulk along with a few nails would work. It would be best to remove the entire top piece, insert Z flashing and replace that entire piece of brick mold.
 
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Old 07-30-19, 04:28 PM
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I don't know if this link still works or not, but here is what I have done with a door that is in similar shape. This piece was made by gluing together 2 separate pieces or Azek PVC, and a table saw... slotting it with a kerf to receive the weatherstripping.

https://beta.photobucket.com/u/thexs...7-51b02a03b3e2
 
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door repair

WOW- XSleeper, I'm amazed at that repair job! Steve
 
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Thanks, I'm not just another pretty face. LOL
 
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I'm not just another pretty face.
Always nice to start the day with a chuckle!
 
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