Installing a new patio door involves several important steps.
You must measure the height of the opening, and you must also determine the width and length of the door. For example, a two-door sliding patio door requires two sets of tracks. Next, you must secure the frame to the studs in the walls. Then, you must slot in the new patio door into the tracks. Caulk should be used to seal any gaps between the frame and wall. This will prevent air, water, and pests from getting into the opening.
French doors have two-doors that open in a single direction. These patio doors are typically installed on hinges on one side and remain stationary on the other. While the design of the French door gives you the option to open and close the door in any direction, make sure you get the right measurements to ensure the new patio door will fit. It is important to support the doors during installation. The weight of the door can pull out screws before the door is fully secured. Magnetic screen doors can be installed on the doorway to keep out insects.