A front door I am called to help on is made of fiberglass and faces south. The heat from the sun melted the molding around the lite when the storm door was closed.
I need to remove the torqued up molding, and hopefully replace just the
outside molding and leave the original lite. I think it might just be held in
by silicone caulk and I just have to slip a sharp, flexible puttyknife under
the seal and work it off and then reinstall with new molding and silicone.
Am I nuts??and/or do I need a professional. I have quite a bit of building
experience. (2 logs homes and then ran Habitat crews)
No not at all. The way the economy is going I completely understand. Before you proceed contact a good locale lumber yard and explain to them what happened. Is this a Thermo-Tru door? Because Thermo tru has a molding that is guaranteed not to warp or crack from the heat. I am sure that all glass cut outs are some what universal. But before i forget there glazing is pretty sticky and a pain to remove if its thermo-tru. Good luck BOB
The owner does not know the brand of the door...so guarantee is not in the picture. I'm going to just work away at it and hopefully pry off the molding and see what happens. The worst that can happen is to replace the front door... It is only a door...not the end of the world!!! Somebody put it together so it HAS to come apart. Exploratory surgery!!