How to Install an Entry Door

A new door in 1 day? Let our old pro teach you a few new tricks!

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Caulk gun
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Countersink drill bit
  • Level, 4-ft.
  • Hearing protection
  • Pry bar
  • Putty knife
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Safety glasses

You'll also need leather gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • New door
  • Wood shims
  • Polyurethane caulk
  • Galvanized casing nails, 16d
  • Screws, 3-in.
  • Minimum expanding foam
  • Door latch and lock