Doors – How far to put a prehung door in a rough opening


I've put in a prehung door before but the last one had a brick-mold on the exterior part of the frame and I just pushed it in until it was against the house. The prehung door I have to install now doesn't have a brick-mold, so how far do I put it into the rough opening? Should I just leave 1/2" sticking out on the inside so that the drywall will meet up even with it for trimming?

Best Answer

If it's pre-hung, it should be the width of your wall (sheetrock to sheetrock). That way you can easily place trim around it.