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How do I replace my front door?

Can I replace my front door without replacing the entire casing?
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Posted 2013-05-01T10:26:46+0000  by Lschallert Lschallert
 

Hello Lschallert and welcome to the community!

 

You can replace your front door only, this is called a slab replacement, and not disturb the casing. 

 

The Home Depot near you should carry slab exterior doors, but they may already have the holes drilled out, and they may not match where you need them. Also, the hinges will need to be mortised or chiseled--this will allow the hinge to sit flush with the edge of the door. 

 

 

You will need to bring some measurements to the store:

 

  • First measure the width & height & thickness of the door
  • then measure the hinge locations, from the top of the door to the top of each hinge
  • measure the size of the hinges, are they 3-1/2" or 4" high
  • measure from the top of the door to the center of each hole
  • measure the diameter of the holes
  • lastly, indicate how you want the door to open, draw or take a picture of your current door, is it swinging into the house or to the outside

 

If you have any questions, please let me know. 

 

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Posted 2013-05-02T17:54:07+0000  by Angelo_HD_CHI
 
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