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How to remove French doors

French doors are used in homes for different purposes. Sometimes, these are used for the partition of rooms because these doors do not compromise the natural light, as these doors provide more space as compared to other doors. 

If you are looking for energy cost savings, some French doors are designed in such a way that these doors ensure energy cost savings. So, if you want to give your home an aesthetic look, improved airflow, and proper ventilation as well as you want to save energy costs, you can go for French doors. In this article, we will guide you on how to easily remove French doors, their maintenance tips, and much more. Let’s get into further details!

7 Easy Steps to Remove French Door

With the passage of time, these doors need to be replaced by new ones. So, to change the old doors, the existing ones require to be removed, whether for the purpose of paint, repair, or replacement. So, here is a complete guide on how to remove French doors.  The best ways to remove French doors are:

  1. In the first step, you have to collect all the tools that are required to remove a door and ask someone to help because French doors are usually heavy in weight, so a single person cannot lift them. 
  2. Now, you have to remove the top and bottom hinges. For the removal of the top hinge, the tool that is used is a screwdriver. Make sure that your helper is holding the door carefully.
  3. Now remove the bottom hinge and move the door in a horizontal direction. Now, put the door in a safe place where the glass won’t break. 
  4. Make sure to use the appropriate tools
  5. Disconnect electric connections when installing the new one or removing the older one. Don’t forget to seek professional assistance.
  6. The process will be the same for the second door as well. If you want the opening area to be wide, just remove the outer frame with the help of a tool. If any kind of sealer/filler is used for the purpose of sealing, remove that too. 
  7. Using these steps, you can easily remove the French door and install the new one. 

Best Tip to Remove French Door

With the help of a drill or screwdriver, unscrew the hinges from the frame. Once you are done removing screws, carefully hold the door and lift it outside the frame. Be careful while removing glass from the frame to protect it from any kind of damage. 

Should You Remove Trim Before Taking Out the Frame?

Yes, there is a need to remove the trim before removing the frame, which will give you access to the screws that are holding the frame.

Best Way to Remove a Stubborn Screw

You can cut the stubborn screw with the help of a jigsaw (a tool having blades that can easily cut irregular cuts or screws that we cannot cut easily. Also, a hammer can be used to hit the screw; doing this will make the screw get loose at the place where you can pull it out.

Tip for Safety Precautions Before Removing French Doors

While removing a French door frame, dust flies with the use of tools that can harm your eyes, so use safety goggles. Disconnect the gas and electricity connections. Never use power tools where there is a water supply. 

Why Choose BLVD Windoes and Doors?

If you are looking for help, you can contact BLVD Windows and Doors. You can visit our nearby showrooms or arrange a free home consultation with our professionals. We are here to assist you with your door and window needs.