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Installing storm door over Hardie board trim


I need to install a storm door on my house and am wondering what the best approach is to install it over Hardie board trim. I'm thinking that I should drill through the Hardie board and use extra long screws to ensure they go through the Hardie board and into the wood behind it. I know Hardie board won't hold screws.

Any advice/tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help.


Re: Installing storm door over Hardie board trim


A door jam should be set into the structure. Never trim or siding. That to me does not look like concrete board, I see nail heads. That should be plain cedar. You can drill thru that and of course into the structure behind. You really need to remove all the trim, plum the structure behind the trim so that your door will operate properly.

If this were me, I would install a full length glass door with the smallest frame possible. I would want to show off the wonderful wood door. We have a Victorian house, I built a mahogany screen door with replaceable glass for the winter. This shows off the the original wood door and wazy glass lites in the door. Plus in the pring, summer and fall, we keep the big door open to allow the fresh mountain air to circulate.

Why do you have multiple door bell buttons? Why are they on oposite side of the door handle? They should be on the same side as the latch or handle.


Handy Andy In Mt Airy NC

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