Step 5: Prep for exterior trim install

Run a circular saw along the guide, cutting only through the siding
Photo: Smith/Baer
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Tack a straightedge board to the house as a saw guide. Run a circular saw along the guide, cutting only through the siding. Pry off the severed siding pieces and strip away the house wrap or building felt to expose the sheathing.
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    Tools List

    • hammer
      Hammer
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • circular saw
      Circle saw
    • hacksaw
      Hacksaw

    Shopping List

    1. Replacement entry door
    2. Urethane-foam exterior trim
    includes crosshead pediment and fluted columns

    3. Aluminum storm door

    4. Urethane adhesive
    used to adhere exterior trim

    5. Silicone caulk
    for sealing underneath new threshold

    5. 1 5/8-inch roofing nails
    used to secure new doorframe

    6. Straightedge
    used as a saw guide when trimming the siding

    7. 3-inch (10d) galvanized finishing nails
    for attaching urethane trim

    8. Exterior-grade putty
    used to fill nail holes in trim