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How to Install an Entry Door to a Garage

Instructions for installing a pre-hung door into a load-bearing wall.

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Materials

  • exterior prehung door
  • cedar shims
  • butyl caulk
  • exterior trim
  • weather stripping
  • wood filler
  • Z-flash
  • doorknob hardware
  • deadbolt
  • 16d finishing nails
  • 12d casing nails

Tools

  • reciprocating saw with metal-cutting blade
  • circular saw
  • miter saw
  • hammers
  • measuring tape
  • flat pry bar
  • chisel
  • screwdrivers
  • 2 drills
  • drill bits
  • utility knife
  • driver bits
  • caulk gun
  • safety glasses
  • work gloves
  • nail set
  • pencil
  • tin snips
  • 4' level

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