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So I'm replacing a front door, replacing some rotten wood and need some advice.
I need to know what to use to replace the subsill? In the old installation, the 1 1/8 inch subfloor was cut away to make room for a 2 x 6. The 2 x 6 protruded out enough to be flush with front of the brick mold. (Is this standard construction?)
I'm inclined to give a normal 2 x 6 a good outdoor finish and put it in the same way the old one was. Should I instead use all weather wood? Hardwood? Synthetic decking?
The front door gets wet when it rains, so I'm also installing a storm door, but it will not protect the last inch of the subsill from getting wet.
I appreciate any ideas you may have.