How do I fix an entry doorway it is rotting out?


Not exactly door the frame I'm on a fixed income can you please suggest something thank you

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  • Mgeones Mgeones on Jul 31, 2018
    See if you can find a cheap replacement door at the Habitat for Humanity Reclaim store in your area. They have cheap home repair items for the home.
  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Aug 03, 2018

    If it is the door frame, not the door, you can buy a repair kit at most hardware stores like Home Depot or Lowes to repair it. Is it just a small area at the bottom of the frame? The kits are around $22.00 if it is a small area. Good luck.

  • Candice Gollam Candice Gollam on Aug 03, 2018

    How much of the frame is rotting? If you can let us know or send a photo i could see if it needs replaced or repaired.

  • Nita Moreno Smith Nita Moreno Smith on Aug 04, 2018

    Well here is a picture I hope it won't be much my dad was going to fix it but he passed away

  • Nita Moreno Smith Nita Moreno Smith on Aug 04, 2018

    One more picture

  • Candice Gollam Candice Gollam on Aug 04, 2018

    Ah well, the good news is that you can repair that instead of replacing it. Hopefully you have someone that can help you or some tools available to you. Basically you want to cut the rotted area out just above where it was rotting and replace that section. It will save you a lot of money. Here is a website that could help you and it is very detailed.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Aug 04, 2018

    It looks bad enough that you are going to have to cut out the rotted portion and replace it with pressure treated wood. Then you will need to caulk and seal every place where water could possibly be getting in. If you don't fix it now the rot will just spread and cause more problems. If you google "how to fix a rotting door frame" there are a ton of videos and web sites that will walk you through the procedure. Best wishes.

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