Protesters smashed a glass door panel in an attempt to storm a building where federal education minister Christopher Pyne was launching his book on Friday. Doors with Tiffany style glass inserts must be viewed with light behind the glass in order to bring out the complete effect, as the surface colors of the glass sheets provide only one dimension of the beauty of each individual glass panel. It is beautiful but we must stuff the door during the winter because of the light coming through – I can definitely relate. My husband refinished the door and I purchased some foam to fill in the edges – that project is still pending like many others.
Note: Replacing a sliding glass door will require at least two people to remove the existing door and install the new door. After deciding to replace your sliding glass door, you will want to determine the material of the replacement doors. Before purchasing a replacement door, be sure to measure the existing sliding glass door, doorframe, and threshold. Typically, sliding glass doors are constructed of aluminum, wood, vinyl, fiberglass, or foam core.
To choose which material is right for your home, consult a sliding glass door retail specialist or manufacturer. Not only will energy-efficient sliding glass doors help with your utility bills and reduce your carbon footprint, you can also receive a tax credit. Most sliding glass doors are double paned with a low-emissivity (low-e) coating that qualifies as energy efficient. Remove all door treatments (curtains or blinds) from around the existing sliding glass door before replacing the door. Using your razor blade, score drywall and cut the weather stripping around your existing sliding glass doorframe and threshold.
If your existing door has a screen door as well, remove it first by lifting the door up and off the bottom track and then out towards you to remove the screen door from the tracks. Before removing the stationary door panel, check for any screws holding the door panel in place. Use a pry bar move the side of the panel door from against the wall so you can grip both sides of the panel. Lift the door panel up and off the bottom track and then out towards you to remove the door panel from the tracks. Insert the sliding door panel by lifting the door panel up and into the top track.
To remove the sliding door panel, lift the door up and off the bottom track and then out towards you to remove the door panel from the top track. Once the screws or nails are removed, use your pry bar to pry the doorframe and threshold from the door opening. Before installing the new sliding glass door, remove the sliding door panel from the doorframe until after the doorframe has been installed.