Monday, March 11, 2013

French Doors

It's been a busy 2013.  We have lots of projects going on with the house.  The big one has been changing out all the windows, to new insulated ones.

I snuck in another project this weekend of changing out the french doors.  I noticed back in the fall after a heavy rainstorm that my french doors were leaking. Rain was coming in through the panes!

Here is what my old french doors looked like.

It's hard to tell, but they had 4 horizontal panes.  I believe they were designed to match the windows, which also had horizontal panes.  I've never seen french doors like these before.

First we had to remove the old doors.  I was very surprised how large of an opening they left behind.

(If you look closely you can see it started raining on us during this process.)

The new doors were almost 8 inches smaller than the original, so we had to fill in 4 inches on both sides of the door.  8 inches sounds like a lot, but you really don't notice a difference.

Well you do notice the hot pink  2'' x 4''s right now.  But they will be covered by the vinyl siding when we redo all the siding in the fall.

I love my new french doors!