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Joe The Handyman
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I went to double check my measurements for a storm door replacement and realized that the vinyl J channel was installed over the storm door flange.
Any suggestion on how to swap out this door?
 

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Unzip the siding and remove the j channel.
Install new door.
Reinstall J and siding.
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Box out for the storm door so the j doesn't cover the flange which will require cutting back each piece of siding. either way, siding is probably coming off to do this correctly.
 

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Get a "Hooker" or 'Stripper' and unzip the siding, pull the J - do the storm door.... reinstall the J and zip it all back up
 

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Pretty much the only right way to do it. Why do people do things like that , don't they think the storm will ever need replacing.:rolleyes:

Beyond that, 10 bucks says, the J wall rolled on the flange anyway :blink:
 

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texas,, dont call it a hooker or rex will show up in this thread
 

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Personally if I was doing this the siding would get pulled back , brick mold put on then channel and cut siding to fit right so would not ever have this problem again.
 

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You might be able to pop the channel back enough to get to the screws, but I doubt it. Either disassemble the siding or run a skilsaw around it and add new J (And lots of silicone - Hack job 101)
don't they think the storm will ever need replacing.:rolleyes:
NOPE! It ought to last as long as the siding. That's what the salesman told them :laughing:
 

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You might be able to pop the channel back enough to get to the screws, but I doubt it. Either disassemble the siding or run a skilsaw around it and add new J (And lots of silicone - Hack job 101)

NOPE! It ought to last as long as the siding. That's what the salesman told them :laughing:
Or do you mean the siding should last as long as the door. :laughing:
 

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I know the job is probably done already, but I had one like this a while back. I caught a break though and was able to leave the existing z-bar and hinges on the jamb. Weatherstrip looked good, no metal streaks on hinge and client was OK with doing it that OK .

Maybe not the best, but an option.

Andy
 
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