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mbh668

04:30PM | 11/29/06
Member Since: 11/28/06
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I need help figuring our what to do. My steel entry door has a fanlight and the molding has melted. We are selling the house and are looking for economical solutions.

The door is a Peachtree door with sidelights. Peachtree wants to charge $450 just to replace the molding. I think I can replace the door for cheaper. The warranty on the door is void because the damage is due to a storm door installed by the prior homeowner.

If I replace the door, do I need to also replace the sidelights? Just the door is damaged, and it is a standard 36"X 79".

Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks

TruBlue

06:58PM | 11/29/06
Member Since: 04/28/06
42 lifetime posts
If you buy the door only (not prehung in a door frame), you wouldn't need to swap out the sidelites. However, if you buy a prehung door, you would normally need to buy sidelites as well, since they're mulled together. It is possible to take apart the 3 respective frames and remull the old sidelite frames to the new door frame, but they potentially may not align on the sills. A word of warning though - if you buy a door only, and it's a different brand door, it may not properly fit. Various door manufacturers have slightly differing sizes; they might be 79-1/2" tall, 79-3/8" tall, 79" tall, etc. Also the hinge holes might be in different places. Good luck!

mbh668

04:15AM | 11/30/06
Member Since: 11/28/06
2 lifetime posts
thanks for your help. All that really needs to be fixed is the molding--does anyone have any ideas where I can just get a replacement molding for less than the $450 that peachtree doors is charging? It's a half circle fanlight with width of 20" and height of 9". Thanks again.

BV001727

08:52PM | 08/01/13
Buy new moulding:
http://www.peasedoors.com/fanlite%20rims.htm
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