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Old 09-21-2007, 07:26 PM   #1
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want to tile but worried about door clearance


I want to tile a small porch on the side of my house, but I am concerned that the door opening is only 80 inches now and tiling will cut off 1/4 to 1/2 inch at the bottom. I want to have a metal sercurity screen door installed later, so I can't just cut the bottom off the door.

My question is whether the new door can be installed a little higher by just altering the trim around the door. Can it be built out so that the door will be flush? I am not so concerned about it looking funny as there being structural reasons to not do this. The trim will have to be replaced anyway as it has some dry rot.

For those of you living in other parts of the county, what I am talking about is a heavy duty metal screen door that you can lock at night or when not home, so that you can leave your regular door open for ventilation. I don't want to have to have a custom shorter door made, too expensive.

Thanks for your help!

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Most screen doors have a adjustable sweep, even security ones. Does yours?

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Old 09-21-2007, 11:51 PM   #3
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I have not bought the security door yet, but have looked at them at both Lowe's and HD. I do not remember there being anything like that, just the steel frame. But I could call about it. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:57 PM   #4
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You need to know how the side porch is constructed before you can do the job. How were you planning this job? You might findout that this job requires more structure then can fit the space.
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