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Old 03-30-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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Has anyone enlarged a door opening for an exterior door? How difficult is this? My doors are currently 34" and the door and the storm door needs replacing. If I decided to have someone do this any idea on how expensive it would be to have someone increase the size of the rough opening?

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Old 03-30-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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Whats the exterior of the home where the door is located?

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Old 03-30-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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Pictures - please!
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:23 PM   #4
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I realized enlarging the opening is not possible. The door swings in and it's this close to the step already.
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No way to tell from here because no one's going to know what's in the way, but why not just get an out opening door?
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You could still enlarge the opening and install a larger door. You would just have to notch the corner of the door!
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Show a picture of the whole, interior of the door -
so someone can see what's around it -
on both sides!

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ok rich absolutely no point to your post.....

as for the door what is on the hinge side of the door. if there is space you could shift the opening over and still make it larger though it will require patching the siding
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How tall are those steps? They look short in the picture, almost like you could lose one.
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ok rich absolutely no point to your post.....

as for the door what is on the hinge side of the door. if there is space you could shift the opening over and still make it larger though it will require patching the siding
Hilarious...that is exactly what I was thinking. Notch the door?
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Hilarious...that is exactly what I was thinking. Notch the door?
he was joking right??

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