Forum Title: Dent in New Steel Outer Door
Just installed a new steel outer door and accidently put a small dent in it. It is not very noticeable but would like to repair, if possible. The dent is near the bottom. Any suggestions? Thank You.
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: FELICIA MOSS (Lafayette, IN), 01/04/2019

The proper way to install a window like that is to remove the siding and/or trim around the window which would not only give you enough room for your nailing flange, but would also allow you to incorporate the nailing flanges into the existing WRB with some window flashing tape. But if that's not possible for some unknown reason, you could just trim your nailing flange so that the window fits in the space available. You'd probably have to cut off 1/4-1/2 per flange I'm guessing. Just drill yourself some new holes in a few places (every 8-12) and use galv nails to attach. You can shim the inside perimeter of the jamb to the rough opening and attach through the window jamb. you'd probably want to use 2 1/2 to 3 trim head finish screws, depending on where the best place for the screws is. Top, bottom and middle is usually enough on the sides. Fasteners that are 24 OC is usually sufficient for attaching something through the jambs. But as a disclaimer, you should always follow the mfg's installation instructions.

- FERNANDO WARNER (Macon, GA), 02/25/2019

Is it a sharp dent or a wide shallow one? If it is a small sharp dent, you may can use one of the epoxy body fillers, sand it down, and paint it to match the finish.

- RICHARD DAVIS (Lafayette, LA), 02/11/2019

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