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How to Add a Lock to a Sliding Glass Door

Door pins will help make your sliding glass doors more secure. Here's how to install one.

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  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Drill a Hole

To install a lock on the sliding door, begin by drilling a hole through the stile of the door, into the frame of the back stationary piece. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions to determine the size of the drill bit needed. When drilling the hole, make sure you're not drilling at an angle.

Step 2: Install the Pin

Install the pin and secure in place. Test that the door locks properly.