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Replacing Glass Insert for Exterior Door

Does the glass insert on your exterior door need to be replaced? Whether your exterior door glass insert has become scratched, cracked or maybe just cloudy overtime, having an unappealing glass insert for exterior doors is not something anyone wants. And while the easy thing to do is call a professional to come and insert a new piece of glass, it can be very costly. And why hire a professional when glass inserts for exterior doors is an easy fix, as long as you have the proper tools and instructions?

Just follow these simple step-by-step instructions on how to install glass insert for exterior doors and before you know it your door will look like new!

Glass Insert for Exterior Door Materials

  • Work Gloves
  • Metal Putty Knife
  • Caulk Gun
  • Caulk
  • Measuring Tape
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver/Power Drill
  • Flathead Screwdriver

Removing Old Glass Insert in Exterior Door

To make the glass insert for exterior doors go smoothly, it is the easier to have the door off of its hinges. So the first step is to take the exterior door off of the hinges and lay it down on flat, elevated surface, exterior side down. Next, remove all the screws around the exterior door frame. Once you have all the screws removed, take the door and the door frame and remove them so the glass is standing alone. With your metal putty knife, remove any remaining caulk around the frame. Take the old exterior door glass insert and dispose of it.

Installing New Exterior Door Glass Insert

Get the new exterior door glass insert, and make sure you have properly measured the glass insert for the exterior door. Lay the new glass insert down and get the door frame. With your caulk gun, caulk the outer edges of the exterior door frame that connects to the door and the inner edges of the exterior door frame that connects to the glass. Now, take the door frame and set it on top of the new glass insert and turn it over.

Make sure that everything is lined up properly and grab the door and set it on top. Now take the other piece of the frame (it should be the inside piece of the frame) and set it into place. Once you have the door back together, take the screws and screw that back in. And ta-da you installed your glass insert for exterior door all by yourself and now it’s like you have a new door!

Glass Insert for Exterior Door Parts

You never need to call a professional to install your exterior door glass insert. All you need are the proper tools and instructions and you can do it yourself. And DIY Door Store makes it easy to find step-by-step instructions on all your door repair questions and you can shop all your tools and supplies at DIY Door Store. So when you are in need of door glass replacement parts, shop DIY Door Store. For more information on door repair instructions call DIY Door Store at 888-998-3667.

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