Stucco On French Door Installation
Hi, I am replacing a window with french doors in the area shown in the picture. I've tried researching as much as possible to determine the correct way to re-stucco after the repair, and here's what I've gathered. Can someone please tell me if this sounds correct?
1) Try to start from the inside knocking out the drywall to see how large the rough opening is out to the studs.
2) Either chisel away at the stucco about 4" from the nail fin of the window, or take a grinder and go evenly around by 4". I read the downside to the grinder is a uniform line will always be visible after re-stuccoing, so it's better to use a chisel.
3) Peel the lath back that used to go to the window and slide some moistop paper underneath the old paper, and fish it until it hits a nail. staple this up to the new frame.
4) Staple lath back, and put new lath on overlapping by 3 inches, if necessary.
5) Caulk on sides and bottom of door frame.
6) Install flashing on top of frame
7) Re-stucco using 3 coats. If necessary, install more moulding on the top and sides of the stucco, but do not caulk this stucco since that would hold water.
Does this sound right? I'm in southern California so I don't expect much rain, but it's at the bottom of a two-story house, so when it does rain hard, this door will get pounded. Thanks!