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Old 03-31-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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i want to install a new exterior door and window in my porch and next year a deck in front of the door i,m showing the area where the new door and window will go, on the left side of the porch the siding is the original wood shingles inside and outside of the porch the opening is about 53 inches high and about 70 inches wide and i tempory board up i,m going need help with this door installation, i,m no carpenter but am handy doing things around the home ( i remodeled the kitchen by myself) i think i can frame the opening to fit a door and window but i,m kinda afraid to removing the lower shingles (about 3 rows)to fit the door in place i can't afford to hire anyone to do it but i need to have this done the door size i,m thinking to use, 30x80 any help ?
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:32 PM   #2
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Remove the trim on the window and start with the siding at the top of the rows that you need to remove.

Plan on removing all 4 courses below that window and if you are careful, you shouldn't have any issues.

Google up on flashing and getting all your water details spot on.

If you can do a kitchen, you very likely can do this as well.

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If the nail heads are exposed in that top row use a nail set to drive them in and the shingles will just pop off.
Do that to the rest of them and they can be reused to fill in around the door.
Bet if you put a level on that floor you'll see where it's slooped.
Sure you have enough height to do this? Going to need about 6'10" or more on the high side of that sloop.
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If the nail heads are exposed in that top row use a nail set to drive them in and the shingles will just pop off.
Do that to the rest of them and they can be reused to fill in around the door.
Bet if you put a level on that floor you'll see where it's slooped.
Sure you have enough height to do this? Going to need about 6'10" or more on the high side of that sloop.
the floor is completely leveled and do have enough height
on removing the shingles, don,t i just remove the width of the door and frame? i was thinking of cutting down on a line on both sides
also do i really need a permit for this?
i live in Rochester, n.y.
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