In the end I am very happy with the door. The only problem I faced was a carelessly installed hinge and a few missing hinge screws. Once I removed the screws and reinserted them the door was fine. There was also a defect in the weather stripping but I am not too worried. Otherwise very satisfied.
First, I want to point out that this door is one of the least expensive exterior doors at Home De...
September 15, 2017
First, I want to point out that this door is one of the least expensive exterior doors at Home Depot with a window. That said, you get what you pay for. I bought two of these 36x80 9 lite primed steel prehung doors for the shop I just built. If I was purchasing an entry door for my house, I would have spent more money and probably would not have found the flaws I found in these doors. Here are some things I found problems with.
On both doors every screw that held the hinge to the door were set at an angle and not square and perpendicular to the door. The screws holding the hinge to the jamb were straight.
On both doors the adhesive holding the window frame to the door was coming out from under the frame.
I'm pretty good at following directions, but I thought the installation instructions were too generalized, vague and not clear.
On one door the steel cladding was put on incorrectly and the door was not square in the door frame. I had to shave off at the hinge to get it square.
The bottom sweep on the door was not centered and hung off the edge.
For the money this is a decent door, but if you are looking for perfection, spend some more money on a better door.
Lastly, If you have 2x6 construction, you need a jamb extender or you need to special order a door with a wider jamb.
I bought Two Jen-Weld 9 lite Entry doors for a home we recently purchased. I liked the fact that they were Energy Star Certified. They were perfect for what we needed. They seal really well when you close them and they are aesthetically pleasing. Made a huge improvement to our entry way/breezway.
Energy Efficient, Great Value, Functional, Well Made, Beautiful Appearance
These are fairly good low cost doors. If properly installed, they seal well and function without problem. But with most construction now going to 2x6 walls, why is most every door in HD made for a 2x4 wall? To make these work on a 2x6 wall properly, you need to purchase a $40 jamb kit. Buying this kit did make life easier, but frustrating to not have a door that is compatible with modern construction trends.
Other than this issue, it would receive a 5-star rating.
replaced 45 year old exterior doors with 2 of these and couldn't be happier. They make the whole ...
December 05, 2017
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replaced 45 year old exterior doors with 2 of these and couldn't be happier. They make the whole house look better! We had all the windows replaced 4 years ago with Jeld-Wen windows and the doors just highlight how nice they look