Originally Posted by lrk
I need some guidance on cutting a rough opening for an exterior door size 32x79". I will be cutting through brick. The inside of the wall is already framed for a door. the rough measurements are 36x80. Do I add 1 1/2 to each side? Do I use 1x4's for the door casing? What else do I need to know or do? I would appreciate any help.
Welcome to the forum Lisa, first off the measurements of that door sounds like the door itself without the door jamb. Is that right??
A 32" exterior door needs a total rough opening of 34" width and 82" to 82 -1/2" high which means you will have to add 1" to both sides of the present rought opening or buy a 34" prehung door.
Could we get some pics of the new door, the inside where the door is going and a shot of the outside where the door is going??