Over time, you might need to replace your front door glass because the glass can get scratched, cracked or even cloudy, leaving your front door unattractive. And while it is easy to just call someone to come over and put in the front door glass replacement in for you, it can be very costly. But luckily enough, replacing front door glass is very easy; easy enough that you can do it yourself for a much more reasonable price. All you have to do is follow these simple instructions and before you know it you will have a new piece of door glass in your front door!
Materials to Replace Your Front Door Glass
- Flathead Screwdriver
- Phillips Head Screwdriver/Power Drill
- Caulk Gun
- Measuring Tape
- Work Gloves
- Metal Putty Knife
Removing Old Front Door Glass
The first step to putting in new front door glass, is taking the door off the hinges for easy installation. When you have the door off of the hinges, place it on a flat surface, exterior side down. Remove all the screw covers from around the door and unscrew all of the screws. Once you have removed the screws from the door, remove the door and the frame so the glass is all by itself. If you can see any caulk around the frame, you will want to use a metal putty knife to remove it. Once you have the glass standing alone, remove it and dispose of it.
Replacing Front Door Glass
Once the door is all apart and in separate pieces, get the new piece of glass. Make sure that the piece of glass you have purchased is the correct size for the insert it will be going in. Lay the glass down, and with your caulk gun, caulk the inner edges of the frame that connect to the glass and outer edges that connects to the door. The caulk will ensure that the window has a good tight seal on the outside. When you are done caulking the frame of the door, set the frame on top of the new piece of glass, and make sure that everything is lined up properly. Grab your door and line it up with the exterior frame and set it on top of the glass. Now, set into place the inside piece of the frame. Take the screws that you unscrewed from the door before and put them back in. Then gather your hinges, and put them back on, and ta-da! It’s like you have a brand new door with a new glass door insert.
Repair Parts for Front Door Glass Replacement
Why call a professional for your front door glass replacements when you can do it yourself? All you need is the proper tools and instructions and before you know it, you will have replaced the glass in your front door all by yourself! And when you want to replace front door glass, visit DIY Door Store for all the proper materials and tools. For more information on front door glass replacement call the DIY Door Store at 888-998-3667.