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How to Install Sliding Glass Doors

Install sliding glass doors to gain easy access from the kitchen to the backyard.

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Highlights:

Apply Silicone Adhesive

Apply a generous amount of silicone along the pressure-treated lumber that should border your door jamb.

Place Sliding Doors

Lift sliding doors and lay into place.

Add Shims

Once the door is in place, add shims to make sure it's level.

Secure Doors

After you ensure that the door is plumb, secure it to the lumber with 2 1/2-inch wood screws. Have a partner hold the door tightly in place while securing the screws.

Cut Shims

Use a razor blade to cut the protruding shims from the door frame.

Install Hardware

Once the door is securely in place, install the hardware.

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