The full panes of sliding glass doors give a bounteous measure of daylight into the home, while giving a broad perspective of the lawn. Nonetheless, a few homeowners may not tend to glass doors – for security explanations, for instance, or because they’re perplexed the youngsters could break the glass. Assuming that you’ve soured on your glass doors, replace them with solid exterior ones.
Evacuating the Glass Doors
- Remove the interior trim from around the door by slicing through the caulk around the trim with an utility knife and meddlesome the trim off the divider.
- Unscrew the hardware that bolts the sliding door into the track. Remove the door from the frame by lifting it up and inclining the bottom edge to you.
- Remove the fixed panel from the door frame using the same process you used to remove the sliding door.
- Remove the exterior door trim by slicing through the paint and caulk around it with an utility knife, and nosy it far from the door frame.
- Unscrew the door tracks from inside the door frame and remove them.
- Differentiate the aluminum door frame from the wooden framing by thumping it out with a mallet. Stand inside and thump the aluminum frame outside when doing this.
Installing the Pre-hung Double Storm Doors
- Check the threshold for level by placing a craftsman’s level on it. Nail shims to the threshold, if required.
- Place two strips of glue supported aluminum tape on the threshold. Place one end of the strip as an afterthought support in the ballpark of 2 inches from the bottom, then run the strip over the threshold and something like 2 inches up the side of the other pillar.
- Place two thick dots of silicone caulk on top of the aluminum tape.
- Move the new doors into position by placing the bottom edge of the door on top of the threshold and sliding the top of the doors into place. Drive nails part of the way into the rib around the top of the doorway to hold it in position incidentally. Have somebody help you with the door.
- Measure the cornerways separation over the doors in every heading. In the event that the measurements match, that implies that the frame is square. Assuming that the measurements are distinctive, slide shims between the doors and the door frame of the house until they match. Trim the shims with an utility knife.
- Nail the spine to the divider by driving in nails each 6 to 8 inches.
- Cover the top of the spine on the door’s exterior with aluminum tape.
- Measure the length of the top edge of the door frame, and reduce a 2-by-4 board to fit. Paste a dribble top to the board with woodworker’s paste. The trickle top help anticipates spills from happening from the door.
- Place the board with the dribble top into position over the doors, and nail it to the house. Nail the side trim to the sides of the door frame, then apply a thick dab of caulk along the joint between the trim and the side of the house to avoid spills.
- Apply a cover of preparation to the frame and permit it to dry, then paint the frame, if the doors are framed in unfinished wood. Provided that the frame is a composite material, it doesn’t have to be painted.
- Fill the crevices between the doors and the door frames along the interior divider with spread froth insulation. Install the interior packaging around the door frame.
- Install the door lock and handle, taking after the producer’s instructions.