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Install a Sliding Glass Door

  • June 15, 2019

valswan3
valswan3
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valswan3

We worked together to remove a window and replace it with a sliding glass door. Step 1, we removed the trim around the exterior side of the window. Step 2, we cut the nail fin around the window to make it easier to remove the super heavy window. Step 3, we removed the window by pulling it out. Now that we had a gaping hole in our bedroom wall, we needed an opening the size of our slider. We cut a portion of the wall under the current opening where the window once was. Step 4, we had to frame in fourteen inches at the top of the hole to create a rough-in opening perfectly sized to our door. Step 5, we used some silicon the caulk the edges and set in the sliding glass door. Once we were square using some shims along the way, we used 3 inch screws and and screwed through the inside frame of the door into the framing to keep the door in place. Step 6, we used yellow foam to seal any gaps. Step 7, we trimmed out our slider with a dark stained wood trim.

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  • Nicely done! The sliding glass door really transforms the whole space! Thanks for sharing your process, and the final product with us.
    By RYOBI Nation, on June 28, 2019

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Install a Sliding Glass Door

by valswan3
Jun 15, 2019
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We worked together to remove a window and replace it with a sliding glass door. Step 1, we removed the trim around the exterior side of the window. Step 2, we cut the nail fin around the window to make it easier to remove the super heavy window. Step 3, we removed the window by pulling it out. Now that we had a gaping hole in our bedroom wall, we needed an opening the size of our slider. We cut a portion of the wall under the current opening where the window once was. Step 4, we had to frame in fourteen inches at the top of the hole to create a rough-in opening perfectly sized to our door. Step 5, we used some silicon the caulk the edges and set in the sliding glass door. Once we were square using some shims along the way, we used 3 inch screws and and screwed through the inside frame of the door into the framing to keep the door in place. Step 6, we used yellow foam to seal any gaps. Step 7, we trimmed out our slider with a dark stained wood trim.