Glass entry door – The best door to your project will depend on the qualities aesthetics, durability, energy savings or economy that you consider most important. There are doors of all models with decorative glass. Although most doors have insulated glass to save energy, others have beveled, silk-screened or stained glass with genuine copper cannons. Glass entry door have many of the advantages of steel, with the additional quality that can be linked to mimic the appearance of a wooden door. However, they are more expensive than steel doors, and do not just get the special finish and feel of the wood.
Unpack the glass entry door. Some doors are secured for shipment with screws that pass through the jambs and are inserted into the sheets. In this case, you must remove the screws first. Other units are shipped with clamps that should not be removed until the door has been fitted into the opening. Remove the old door and frame until the opening is left rough (if necessary). Make sure that the rough opening is plumb and that the floor under the door sill is level. Allane the floor under the hearth if necessary, using a beveled board or shims. You may need a spacer if the door should rotate on a higher floor than normal, such as a very thick carpet.
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The rough opening must be at least 1 “wider and taller than the outside of the door frame to be installed. Apply two thick strands of butyl putty along the threshold to one inch of the front and back edges of the place that will occupy the hearth. Extend the putty a few inches on the sides of the rough frame. For this step acrylic or latex caulking mastics are not recommended. Install the glass entry door place the door in the opening. Snap the bottom first by keeping the top slanted toward you, and then push the door into place. Center the door in the opening and fit the frame until it fits firmly against the bottom of the rough opening.