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  • 3popps
    on Apr 6, 2012

    That's great to know. Thanks for the detailed photos and explanations. I think I am not far from this project for the back door to my garage. The rest of my doors are thankfully better protected but that one's pretty exposed and has been in standing water during a particularly heavy storm.

  • Jim P
    Jim P Fairburn, GA
    on Apr 6, 2012

    Steve, the replacement jambs I bought are treated for rot protection. You may want to replace the whole jamb in your case. They run about $25.00 and come with the weather proof gasket installed.

  • HandyANDY - Handyman & All Repairs, LLC
    HandyANDY - Handyman & All Repairs, LLC Marietta, GA
    on Apr 6, 2012

    HandyANDY does these types of repairs everyday. Great pics. You probably did cut the frame at an angle as well...just like the brick molding so any moisture can shed to the front. The key to these repairs isn't using "rot-proof" materials but making sure to back-prime all edges of the replacement materials and caulking with a premium caulk like Maxflex. The DAP typically doesn't hold up as well in our market...especially up against brick. You can expect to pay about $120 to $150 for these types of repairs.

  • Cher @ Designs By Studio C
    Cher @ Designs By Studio C Houston, AR
    on Aug 29, 2013

    Thanks so much for sharing! I have to repair the jambs in my home and I appreciate your instructions!

  • Cindy Luby
    Cindy Luby Plano, TX
    on Oct 2, 2013

    Thank you so much for this post. I know many people that have this probelm.

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