What is the rough opening size for an exterior door?

Framing rough opening sizes are really quite simple. Just add 2″ to the width of the actual door size. You should add 2-1/2″ to the height of the actual door.

What is the standard opening for an exterior door?

80 inches by 36 inches
The standard size for an exterior door is 80 inches by 36 inches which is 6 ft, 8 inches by 3 ft. 96 inches or 8 ft. is now very common for newer homes and stock exterior doors are also commonly available in 30 and 32-inch widths.

What is the rough opening for an 8 foot exterior door?

For 8’0” doors, use rough opening height of 100 5/8” on the above units. For door units without wood sills, deduct 1 5/8” from the above heights. For 8’0” doors, use rough opening height of 99 5/8” on the above units.

What is the rough in size for a 32 door?

A Rough Cut for a 32-Inch Door A two-foot-eight-inch (32″) by six-foot-eight-inch-high (80″) prehung door, for example, would necessitate a rough opening width of 34 inches and a height of 82 inches.

What size rough opening do I need for a 30 inch door?

32-1/2 inches. The rough framing should be 2-1/2 inches wider than the door itself. That leaves room for the 3/4 inch finish frame on each side of the door, and then 1/2 inch on each side for the shims between the finish frame and the rough frame.

What is the rough opening for a 28 by 80 door?

Measurements For Rough Opening

Rough Opening Width Rough Opening Height Door Size to Order
25.75″ – 27″ 81.5″ – 83″ 24″
27.75″ – 29″ 81.5″ – 83″ 26″
29.75″ – 31″ 81.5″ – 83″ 28″
31.75″ – 33″ 81.5″ – 83″ 30″

What is the rough opening for a 36 inch wide exterior door?

Rough opening should be 2″ wider than the door width measured between the left and right edges. So, in a 36 inches wide door, the rough opening will be 38 inches wide. The distance between the floor and the rough header should be one and a half inches (2-1/2″) taller than your new door’s height.