Please see attached picture. Notice that there isn't any brick molding at the top of the door frame and the jam is not deep enough space to mount a door closer on. What are my options ? are there jamb extension kits simple enough for DIY ?Front door

  • Are there jamb extension kits simple enough to DiY and will match the fit-and-finish of the absolutely beautiful exterior of your home? No. - Can I break into your house with my fist? Yes. Solve that problem (windows next to the door knob) and the solution will present itself. – Mazura Aug 11 '19 at 6:00
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    You need a sheet metal break, custom cut lumber, and an attention to detail that's nigh impossible to achieve ad hoc, whether or not you have +30y experience. – Mazura Aug 11 '19 at 6:08
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    The other option is a ~4', $4k screen door that spans the whole opening, which will make your house look like a prison. I up-voted, hoping someone would lay it out for you. But the lack of response mirrors my enthusiasm of having to do this job. – Mazura Aug 15 '19 at 21:45

install a brick mold on either side of the door frame and paint to the color of your choice. the brick mold must be flush at the top of the door jam to accept the drip edge from the storm door

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  • Anything painted would deviate from the low-maintenance state of the home. I'd suggest unpainted white vinyl molding instead. You'll probably need something wider than brick mold, anyway. Looks like a 2-1/2 to 3" offset. – isherwood Jul 14 '20 at 19:18
  • @isherwood - I don't see this answer or your suggestion working. Yes good idea normally but not with the side windows. You could probably get a custom screen door on there as is with exposed hinges... this would look just as good as mold extension... which is not very good. – DMoore Jul 14 '20 at 19:58
  • I don't see how the windows are relevant. If vinyl boards can be attached to extend the mullions/astragals to flush with the head jamb, a standard storm door could probably be fit. Am I missing something? – isherwood Jul 14 '20 at 21:02

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