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tarheelchick
Is there anyway possible to make my exterior door taller when replacing it??

I am replacing my door and it is 76" and I need it to be 80" just 4 more inches. Is there any way I can reframe and make the opening taller??

Gizmo
Re: Is there anyway possible to make my exterior door taller when replacing it??
tarheelchick wrote:

I am replacing my door and it is 76" and I need it to be 80" just 4 more inches. Is there any way I can reframe and make the opening taller??

More than likely you can. How much room do you have from the top of the door frame to the ceiling now, and whats bearing above, roof,2nd floor,etc. You may want to explore what size header is above the door now. There may be a good chance the header is padded down to fit the door thats there now. You just never no what someone else did.

tarheelchick
Re: Is there anyway possible to make my exterior door taller when replacing it??

I have 9 & 1/4 inches from the door to the celing. Its a single story home.

Gizmo
Re: Is there anyway possible to make my exterior door taller when replacing it??

Wow thats gonna leave you roughly 5" to work with if you want to get the 80" door in. Depending on the type of roof you have it may be ok. It depends on how much weight is above the door..
Can you attach a picture

tarheelchick
Re: Is there anyway possible to make my exterior door taller when replacing it??

Its the front door on the house

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Gizmo
Re: Is there anyway possible to make my exterior door taller when replacing it??

You should be ok with the 5" plus header. I would suggest using engineered wood for the header...Rip down LVL'S if need be....

http://www.gp.com/build/product.aspx?pid=1392

http://www.lpcorp.com/lvl/lvl.aspx

tarheelchick
Re: Is there anyway possible to make my exterior door taller when replacing it??

thank you so much for the information. You have been a big help. Hopefully theres no wiring above the door.

Gizmo
Re: Is there anyway possible to make my exterior door taller when replacing it??

No problem good luck.
I just realized your user name is tarheelchick.....
Im a florida Gator fan...lol We do the Gator Chomp,,,lol

NEC
Re: Is there anyway possible to make my exterior door taller when replacing it??

I gotta ask.

Why would you think about it on a mobile home?

Gizmo
Re: Is there anyway possible to make my exterior door taller when replacing it??

I gotta ask, who said it was a manufactured home...did I miss something ??????????????

NEC
Re: Is there anyway possible to make my exterior door taller when replacing it??
Gizmo wrote:

I gotta ask, who said it was a manufactured home...did I miss something ??????????????

Ummm......... The photo of her home?

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