Forum Title: Who to hire to replace exterior doors?
We are about to purchase some new pre-hung entry doors for our home. One front door, one door from the garage to enter the home, and another door to enter the garage from outside. Home Depot charges $250 per door for installation. We feel this is a little on the steep side. What are your opinions? I'm not sure what type of contractor to call to get competitive quotes. Would I call a carpenter or another professional? I want to make sure we call and hire someone who has experience and who is qualified to do this. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks! Shawn
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: TINA SULLIVAN (Columbia, MO), 01/28/2019

lavamom, Welcome to the forums. It can be done, but it is certainly a challenge!! I did all 3 of mine that way. two of my skylites are the same -- 2X3 curb mounts. The ceiling opening is about 3' X 4'. The shaft wall on the low end is vertical. The side walls and the high end wall all slope. The high end wall is easy. The side walls took a lot of time to figure out. Start with a piece of plywood cut to length and slid it up into the shaft, cutting into the waste as you go, until it fits into the side. (Once you figure it out and it fits for one side, it becomes the pattern for all of the other walls that are that size.) What you will end up with at the very top of the shaft is a little pie shaped piece on each side. Mine are about 2 wide at the low end and taper to nothing. You mark lines and frame it to the lines. The sheetrock for the sides will be flat (not bent).

- David Rodridges (Sacramento, CA), 02/08/2019

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