storm door. nonstandard width


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Old 01-11-22, 08:41 AM
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storm door. nonstandard width

Hi there,

I need to install a storm door in an opening (distance between exterior trim) of W 35 1/4 inches. I would rather not rip/cut back the exterior trim. I am considering installing a half view storm door.

I am thinking of extending the brick mold and installing a 36 inch wide storm door. In this approach, what is the shortest extension I can use? Would a nominal 1 inch by 1 inch extension be enough to ensure that the storm door is secured correctly? There is enough space between the top of the brick mold and the bottom of the deck for a small extension.





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Old 01-11-22, 09:28 AM
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It would be best if you would apply a 5/4 trim (1" thick) that will extend all the way to the outside edge of the trim. Hard to say more than that when we can't really see the trim from that far away. It's likely that you should just remove and replace the existing trim with something that is the right width. (And that is plumb, level and square)
 
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Old 01-11-22, 02:44 PM
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Below please find more close up pictures. I am not sure how to remove the trim.





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Old 01-12-22, 08:30 PM
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You would pop off the piece that your index finger is on in your bottom photo. Put a wonder bar on one edge of it ( pic #3 at the 5 1/2" mark) then smack it with a hammer and pry it off.

Chip off old paint and caulk with a hammer and a glaziers putty knife. And get rid of those old hinges.

Picture 4 is not too clear but it looks like you would do the same thing on that side too. Same thing on top. Get rid of all the molding with that curve on it. Then once those pieces are gone and you clean off the paint and caulk on the door jamb you could add something on that is 1" thick.... and just make sure you have 36" between them when you're done.
 
 

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