Thank you for telling us a little bit about your idea and for your interest in working with us. We receive lots of great ideas, and someone on our team will make every effort to get in touch as soon as possible. Remove any flooring in the path of the new sliding glass doorframe using a circular saw for hardwood or laminate flooring, a razor blade for carpet, or a wet tile saw with a diamond blade for ceramic tile. Push the door panel up and away from you to place the bottom of the door onto the bottom track. After any necessary wheel adjustment, the door panel should then be able to slide horizontally. Insert the screen door the same way as the sliding door panel by lifting the screen door up and into the top track.
Push the screen door up and away from you to place the bottom of the door onto the bottom track. Install door handles and locks using the instructions that came with the new sliding glass door. Once all caulking has cured, you can install decorative molding and window treatments around the sliding glass door. A door closer is a mechanical device designed to close a door slowly but firmly enough to latch. As the spring pushes the door closed again, the hydraulic fluid passes back to the previous reservoir through a series of valves that control the speed. There are also door closers equipped with an additonal valve for delayed action.
The illustration above shows the effects of the common hydraulic adjustment controls available on most commercial grade door closers. Many closers also feature a hydraulic control for back check that controls the last few inches of the opening the door so as to prevent the door from being slammed into an adjacent wall. Swing speed adjustment controls how fast the door closes from fully open to within about five degrees of closed. Delayed action closers hold the door open for a longer period of time to allow persons with disabilities more time to get through the door. However, the tighter you make the spring, the harder it will be to open the door.
It is tempting to use the spring tension adjustment to solve problems—for example, in positive pressure situations where air flow is preventing the door from closing properly. It is possible to tighten the spring tension so that some people will not be able to open the door. Bring a step ladder tall enough so that you can easily reach the door closer from the second- or third-highest step. Remember, when it comes to turning door closer adjustment screws, a little goes a long way.
Turn the adjustment screw clockwise to slow the door closer down, counter-clockwise to speed it up, then get down off the ladder and observe the effect. If you expect a door closer to consistently close the door, the door must be able to close properly. If there is a hinge problem, a warped door, or the door must swing uphill to close, a door closer will only go so far to solve the problem. Sometimes a door must be repaired before it will close and lock automatically with a door closer. In vestibule conditions there is an exterior door, a small space, and then an interior door.