Friday, July 30, 2010

New Front Door

We had been keeping our eyes open for bargain doors and found this one for a great price. It was cheaper than the door we thought we'd have to "settle" for, and it is so much nicer! On January 8th, 2010 my Dad helped us take out the old door, widen the opening a bit, and install the new door. It was a VERY cold venture, but one that needed to be done because the old door was losing heat very badly.

Jason painting the exterior of the door:

The old door. It had a key-hole directly to the outside for a skeleton type key (in the pictures it's covered with black tape). You can see light at the bottom of the door. There was about a 1½"-2" gap between the bottom of the door and the floor! The door was so old, there was no kind of insulation what-so-ever. On the contrast, the door that we got to replace it is Energy Star certified!

Taking off the trim:

Widening the door opening a bit:

Installing the new door:

Working on making the door nob latches fit:

Our new, much more efficient door:

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