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how do we install pato french doors or do you all have someone reasonable

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Posted 2013-07-06T01:47:07+0000  by yasmond1 yasmond1


Hi yasmond1,


If you are an experienced diyer this will be a relatively easy job. If you have limited experience, than I would have someone else install the doors for you.


If you decide to try to tackle this project yourself, here are the steps:


To install the new doors, first remove the doors from the frame by pulling out the hinge pins, set the doors aside until you have the new frame installed.


Make sure your have the proper flashing applied to the opening, check the door manufactures recommendations

for the proper type and style.


Apply a bead of silicone caulk round the entire opening paying special attention to the sill. Use several beads on the sill area.


Place the frame in the opening; make sure it is facing in the right direction.


Using wooden shims square up the frame in the opening. Make sure it is true and square, use shims to bring it into alignment, this is vital for a good fit and proper door action.


Measure diagonally from the top right to the bottom left and record the measurement. Next measure from the top left to the bottom right and record that measurement. If they are the same the frame is square in the opening.


Once the frame is true and square, nail or screw the frame into place through the shims to secure it in the opening.


Finally rehang the doors and check for proper door action. Make any final adjustments, seal the opening with a good caulk and apply the trim.


Now you’re ready to prime and paint.




Posted 2013-07-09T00:46:26+0000  by Mike_HD_OC
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