How To Cut The Bottom Off A Storm Door: Step By Step Process

Step By Step Process To Cut The Bottom Off A Storm Door

Installing a storm door is a straightforward job, but there are some tricky parts, such as cutting the storm door frame so that it will fit into the existing space. The threshold of the storm door frame is slanted. In order to get the storm door to fit comfortably in the space, cut it with a hacksaw. Follow the steps mentioned below to cut the storm door frame before installation:
  1. Measure Door Frame: The first step in installing the storm door frame is to measure out the existing door frame. The user will need to measure both the outside vertical as well as the inside vertical to make sure that the fitting of the door is tight. Start from the bottom of the sill, as well as also measure up to the top of the frame. Markdown this measurement & also perform the same process for the inner portion of the frame.
  2. Stand Storm Door Frame: Now the user needs to stand the storm door frame in the front of the existing door frame. At the bottom of the storm door, the hinge will extend the threshold. Simply mark the section where it needs to be cut so that it will be the line up with the inner portion of the frame of the door.
  3. Cut Hinge: Once the measurements for the door frame are done, then the user will need to start from the door hinge. Position it on the sturdy pair of the sawhorses and take a hacksaw to cut it out to the size.
  4. Mark Door Frame: Place the storm door flat on the surface of saw horses & keep the interior side facing to upward direction. In this way, the users will be able to measure the length of the door frame until they reach the required measurement. Mark it with the help of a marker and with a straightedge. Flip the door over, and then mark down the measurement for the outer portion of the door jamb.
  5. Find Angle: At the door frame edge, line up both the measurements, for the front as well as for the back. This will be the angle of the cut that is needed to make the storm door frame to fit correctly in the door jamb.
  6. Cut Storm Door Frame: Position the frame flat over the sawhorses, and then cut the angle of the door frame with the help of a hacksaw. Start the cut carefully in a way not to mark up the door or make an uneven cut. Proceed the cut slowly until to complete the first cut. Then after that go to the other side of the frame and again cut the angle from that side in the same way. Once finished, take a grinder to remove any burrs and to dull as well as sharp edges.
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