Rough Opening For French Doors - Windows and Doors - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Windows and Doors

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-21-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 48
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Rough Opening for French Doors


Hello

I am in the process of completing the rough opening for French Doors. Sorry if this is a silly question but I really want to make sure I complete this correctly. Doing research, I am suppose to make the rough opening 2 inches larger than the width needed for the doors so I can use shims to balance the doors. Below are 2 links for French doors I can purchase at my local Lowes / Home Depot. One door is 61-1/2 inch wide and the other is 60 inch. Are these the dimensions I should use as the needed width? So I either need to make the rough opening 63-1/2 wide or 62 inch wide depending on the door I choose?

Thanks in advance for the feedback.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_10765-77999-...3D1&facetInfo=

http://www.homedepot.com/Doors-Windo...&storeId=10051

Advertisement

VikingDinKC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 02:37 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 219
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Rough Opening for French Doors


I never trust the internet. Go into the store and measure the door yourself.

Advertisement

psilva8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 02:46 PM   #3
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Rough Opening for French Doors


As stated, don't trust the information online.

We prefer to have any doors onsite prior to starting renovations and/or framing construction, to ensure that the RO measurements are created accurately.

If you can't get the doors first and have them there, then (as also recommended) go to the store and do your checking.
__________________
- Build Well -
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 05:26 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 48
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Rough Opening for French Doors


Thanks for the feedback. I will measure the doors. My guess is Lowes and Home Depot sell the same doors for quite a while.
VikingDinKC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Widening existing laundry area door opening DavidH Remodeling 4 02-21-2012 04:54 PM
Reality check on interior doors recently delivered PatBB Carpentry 8 09-05-2011 06:36 PM
Expand rough opening in load bearing wall msaunders Building & Construction 1 10-04-2010 08:59 PM
Bifold doors -- non-standard rough opening michelob Remodeling 5 05-19-2009 12:19 AM
Trimmer joists-expanding a rough opening benjamincall Carpentry 2 05-16-2009 06:40 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts