My New Front Entry Door Replacement

I decided that it was about time that I replaced my front entry door after 22 years plus my front door was also bent. I decided to replace my storm door also. Lowe’s had a sale on the storm door plus I also got my 10% military discount. Here are the photos of my old front door and storm door.

Front Entry Door

Front Entry Door

Front Storm Door

Front Storm Door

So I purchased a new TermaTru Benchmark entry door and a new Larson storm door from Lowe’s. I first painted the new door frame and replaced the hinges with my oiled bronze hinges. I also purchased a new magnetic door switch to connect to my alarm system.

I had a hard time getting my old frame removed as my old magnetic door switch was embedded in the side of the door frame and it finally broke in half and I was able to remove the door frame. Plus I was doing this by myself which made it harder.

I had a bit of a problem getting my new door frame to fit and finally after sanding the top edges of the new door frame, it finally fitted. I then got the new door frame leveled and set. Then I remounted the new door.

Then my friend came by and we installed the new storm door. Finally got everything calked, insulation sprayed in between the door frame and house, inside door frame reinstalled, and paint touch ups. New doors are below.

New Front Door

New Front Door

New Storm Door

New Storm Door

We really love our new doors. No more air leaks and cuts down on the outside noise. Plus the new Larson storm door has a screen that comes down when you lower the top window allowing air flow between the back and front of the home. Everything took me about 10 hours and was worth it.

 

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