How to Install an Exterior Door

- May 30, 2019-

Preparing the Door

1. Gather your tools.

2. Select the new door. 

3. Check that the new door will fit. 

4. Remove interior and exterior trim.

5. Create rough opening around frame. 

6. Make sure everything is level.

Fitting the Exterior Door

1. Dry-fit the new door. 

2. Apply caulk.

3. Insert door into opening. 

4. Shim the rest of the door-frame.

5. Secure door temporarily. 

Finishing the Exterior Door

1. Test the swing of the door. 

2. Secure door-jambs.

3. Install insulation.