Entry door replacement, millwork and design
I’m replacing my entry door in a double wall assembly, with windows on the same elevation.
The existing door is a factory steel door set up for 2 x 4 wall, installed in the outer 2 x 6 wall assembly and blueboard and plaster as the extension jamb. the door swings to 90 degrees. As this was installed without a pan and proper splines, a fair amount of rot repair will likely come into play. I have a shop and will be making my new door, jamb ,threshold etc. I’m considering a wide jamb that pushes the entry door back into the wall assembly and using a heavy custom storm /screen combo on the exterior. This would be the typical way most doors are set up, but with a single 2 x 6 wall assembly.
Is there anything that I may run into doing so? Any reason why it wasn’t done this way when originally built?
Aside from the obvious sealing for air leaks and installing for weather conditions any thoughts, suggestions or referencing articles that would pertain to this would be appreciated.
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