YOU ASKED FOR IT! Installing vinyl door trim (brickmold) on the exterior door. Follow along as I show you detailed step by step instructions on how to replace your worn out and weathered exterior wood trim and replace it with new maintenance free vinyl pvc trim (brick mold) NO MORE SCRAPING AND PAINTING!
Viewers that have seen my previous vinyl trim video have asked for more of an instructional video, rather than a demonstration. Well here it is!
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Link to condensed vinyl trim video:
Link to "Speed Cutting" video
Link to materials I used:
Veranda Trim Board
Vinyl Brickmold (door casing)
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Great video! I have been agonizing over either paying someone to do this for our back door or tackling the project myself. You have really spelled out the process in easy to follow terms. Here goes nothing...
Richard Hubbard, you got this brother! I love hearing comments like this and getting feedback when i'm helping others. Be sure to post a pic of your finished project to my Facebook page when your finished!
I wouldn't use 16 or 18 gauge nails for pneumatic guns to nail on exterior trim, especially thicker pieces like brick mold. I've found that they move in our hot summers and cold winters. Use trim screws, or you'll be back re-nailing the trim in a year or two.
Great video! Just wondering...I have a older home that I will be changing and exterior door. My question is...is it always good practice to leave the old molding under the brick mold, or should everything come off and be replaced? Thanks for any help!
Unfortunately I have. I typically install the door level and plumb and add furring strips to make it dye into everything around it if it's way out of wack. It takes a little more time, but when the door is open. It doesnt creep shut. Are you from New England by chance? The reason i ask is the term "wicked" isnt used much south of New Hampshire.
If you could, I'd appreciate some clarification. Around the 1:50 mark of your video you state the trim will be REPLACED (the pieces you end up measuring to be 4 1/2" and 4 3/4" wide.) But, further on in the video you don't replace them, you only put the vinyl over the rotted wood. I saw your answer to another person asking "Why cover up the old trim instead of replace it?" but wanting it to look better doesn't explain why you'd cover up rotting wood instead of replacing it. Thanks in advance!
Initially I was going to replace everything, but as I started to dig into everything, it seemed unreasonable to tear out all those nice painted trim pieces (only to put on new pieces) just because a small section of the bottom was bad, so I chose to leave them in place. Whenever you take on your own projects (emphasis on your own property), you have to balance what your willing to spend, how involved your willing to get and ultimately whats the return for your effort. For me, I determined to leave the pieces in place, (yes I could have cut out the bad section but it would not serve a purpose unless the reason they rotted to begin with was fixed) I corrected the problem (trees shading the wood / moisture wicking into the end grain - It's open on the back side as you can see, so air is getting to it). Ultimately I wanted a maintenance free surface that will last my lifetime without spending any more money than I already had. I believe I have accomplished what I set out to do. The younger me would have replaced everything...the older me weighs out the cost / time vs. benefit. Thanks for watching! Cheers!
Had to do this myself last year. Basically its the same as installing into wood but you use masonry anchors instead of regular screws. As I'm sure you have found out, there aren't many resources online showing how to install a front door into a block house.
Wyna Stefanik Nope. Not possible when the brickmold is installed on top of a finished surface. 100% silicone behind the brickmold as I demonstrated will keep everything dry and tight. Run a thin bead along the j-channel at the perimeter and done.
Thanks buddy! I don't paint the trim. I just keep it natural so I don't have to deal with chipped paint later down the road. As far as the nail holes go, I just work a dab of 100% bright white silicone over the nail holes and call it done.
Indiana Innovation good question! I wanted the new trim pieces to sit flush or protrude slightly beyond the vinyl j-trim. That way I had an edge I could run a bead of caulking against plus It adds a little dimension and looks better in my opinion. The old trim was a little shy of the j-channel and it looked wimpy in my opinion. I think the added depth by going over the trim made a subtle difference in how the trim around the door stood out.
Thanks for the info. I think we'll use vinyl for finishing an outer door on our raised ranch. Previously there was aluminum sheeting bent in to fit.. This looks much nicer and we don't need a sheet metal brake! The door was a couple hundred so splurging on the outer trim a little more makes since because we are doing it ourselves.
+Kevin Holmes I completely agree! The metal clad is nice, but in my opinion this looks better and doesn't dent / scratch like the aluminum. Set it and forget it! :) Good luck with your project Kevin :)
Thanks for a no-nonsense video. We've got a 1926 Craftsman that needs some serious updates and the trim around the doors (and basically all exterior) needs to be redone and I'm seriously considering vinyl. Great video!
+Dane Kaylor Thank you! Its a bit pricy up front, but you will NEVER have to paint again (or worry about rot) When I get older, I may not be able to paint, so that was another reason. What you saw done in the video cost around $100.00 usd in materials. Not bad considering the cost of paint over the coarse of a lifetime.
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