How Exterior Door Replacements Are Done

The front door of a home endures a lot of wear and tear due to regular use and becomes unsightly and worn out over time. The video provides a step-by-step breakdown of how to change a worn-out front door using common tools. The first step is to remove door attachments that can be reused, such as doorbells and handles. Next, using a hammer and a chisel, remove the door hinges. Use paper or cloth when removing the door hinges since they are usually lubricated and could stain the hands if handled plainly.

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After removing the door, use a putty knife to remove the door casing and a power drill to remove the nails that hold the threshold. Use a vacuum to clean all the gunk and debris that has accumulated underneath the threshold. Next, remove the nails that attach the door jam to the house framing using a reciprocating saw. Using a chisel and a utility knife, remove the frame. Be careful not to damage the exterior casing. Then follow the steps outlined in the video to fit your new exterior door replacements into the old exterior casing.