Forum Title: Exterior door install in cement...
I am cutting an opening in a cement wall to install a door to the outside and I have a quick question. I know the normally accepted method is to cut an opening big enough to accept 2 x 6 boards around the opening and then screw the door into the boards. My problem is I want to leave as much cement on the wall as possible as to keep as much of the walls integrity as I can. Any thoughts on just cutting the opening .5 inch bigger than the door and shimming the door directly to the cement opening and just spray foaming?
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: KURT DAWSON (Great Falls, MT), 01/23/2019

The Frenchwood and Narrowline models are slightly easier than the Permashield series, I believe. Any glass shop could probably do it, but I would recommend that you have an Andersen certified repair company do it if you plan on paying. I'd also recommend that you get the glass from Andersen, this will keep your warranty intact and should be an exact match tint and efficiency wise. If you plan on doing it yourself, Andersen should have re-glazing instructions on their site..I'll take a look.

- EVERETT CORTEZ (Walnut Creek, CA), 02/14/2019

Don't forget to put a lintel in above the opening after you make it.

- DARRYL HALE (Pocatello, ID), 02/19/2019

Was wondering if you could shim it and tapcon the door through the shims and into the cement? Definitely will use a lintel, this door is very close to a window as well. So I am going to install a lintel right across the new door and the existing window. I am thinking about 1/2 inch angle iron sitting on top of the cement and tapconed into the wall.

- HILDA GRIFFITH (Portsmouth, VA), 03/06/2019

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