Repairing A Rotted Door Jamb

By Robert Robillard on Home Repairs And Remodeling

Door Repair

The door above is approximately 16 years old. The roof above does not have gutters so water drips down onto this door and oak threshold and has caused it to prematurely rot.

This is a perfect spot for a rain divert-er or a gutter.

The best we can do is replace the jamb section and re-coat the threshold. Repairing a rotted door jamb can add more life to this door which is currently on borrowed time.

Most of the damage is to the extended jamb which we cut out with sharp chisels to place a “Dutchman” patch.

Photo above shows partial jamb and rotted section cut out.

Dutchman patch installed. The expanding foam is from the gorilla glue we used. When the glue cures it expands and foams. We cut the foam away with a sharp chisel, sanded the patch and filled any remaining holes. Ready for paint.

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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