HOW TO TACKLE DOOR GLASS INSTALLATION
We’re all about making customer experiences as easy as possible! That’s why we take pride in offering installation solutions to help YOU complete your exterior door transformation with complete success. Whether we do the installation for you (DIFM), or you choose to do it yourself (DIY), we have multiple resources that’ll guarantee it’s done right.
1. Measuring the frame (once the door is set on the glass.)
- After you’ve taken the door off of the hinges, and you’ve placed the door (with an opening) on the glass, measure the frame along the left and right side(s) as well as at the top and bottom.
- If your measurement is more than a 1/16″ off, you should re-adjust and re-measure until the measurements match.
2. Inserting screw plugs.
- Line plug up with hole aligner and push lightly until the plug is stuck in the hole, but not entirely pushed in.
- Tap very lightly with a hammer until the plug is flush with the frame (at its best look.)
3. Using the saw.
- When beginning a cut in any door, the saw needs to be above the door with only the front foot plate touching the door. Then, start the saw and plunge the blade downward into the door.
- 60 tooth blades work best for fiberglass doors, 40 teeth blades for steel doors, and 24 teeth blades for wood doors.
4. Removing door hinges.
- Use a pair of wire snips to remove the hinge pins.
- You can loosen the hinge pins by knocking them up sightly using a hole punch and a hammer. (Angle the hole punch away from the door while tapping it with the hammer.)
- Once the hinge pin is slightly raised from the hinge, then you can grab it just under the head with the snips and tap the snips with the hammer from underneath to raise and remove the hinge pin.
- This keeps everything away from the door and prevents possibly hitting/marring any finished wood/metal.
- When reinstalling the hinge pins, you should reset the snips on top of the pin and tap them from the top to set the pins.
5. Suction cup.
- If you’re attempting to install glass with the door in its upright position, you can use this suction cup hack to help hold the glass in place while you finish the rest of the install.