There are numerous options for garage door windows. These choices range from plain and simple to intricate and elegant. You have choices for glass, tint, and you can even opt for Plexiglas. Perfect Solutions Garage Door is available to help you find the highest level of quality windows at the absolute best prices available anywhere on the market.
Some garage door window replacement projects require the entire frame unit to be replaced. Other styles only need the insert to be switched. To ensure that you purchase the correct garage door replacement windows for your means a bit of investigation. You will need to know the proper size, its configuration, and which company manufactured the door.
Frames and Garage Door Replacement Windows
You must first remove all of the screws from the face of the fame. Put the screws in a safe place so you do not lose them. You may need to ask for someone to push the frame from the other side and allow you to remove it.
Put the new frame and window on top of some thin wooden strips or a section of plywood. Make sure that the outside of your frame, which is the wider one, is facing up. Lay the template that was included on top of the window and line the guide marks up with matching frame edges. Use small pieces of masking tape to secure the frame.
Ready your drill using a 1/8th inch bit. Carefully drill your holes in the frame at the corresponding marks of the guide template. Ensure that the widest sides of your frame are facing out. Install your frame and window into the opening with the rubber seals of the edges facing inward. You will need the screws you saved to attach the frame in place.
Insert Garage Door Window Replacement
Use a putty knife to straighten the little tabs which hold the Plexiglas or glass insert edges. If it features wood stops instead, pry them carefully from the opening’s edges with the tip end of a wood chisel. Put the stops in a safe place for later.
You should wear protective work gloves for safety while using a utility knife to cut the caulk beads around the opening’s edges. Use the tip end of your wood chisel to remove all of the residual caulk from the opening.
You will need to run a uniform bead of all-weather caulk around the opening’s edges. Gently push the new panel in place. Bend the little metal tabs back against the panel’s face using your hand. In the case of wood stops, it will be necessary to run an additional bead of your caulk around the outer edges of the opening. Reinstall your stops to their original positions by hand.
- Masking Tape
- Thin Wooden Strips or Plywood
- 1/8th Inch Drill Bit
- Drill – Cordless or Power
- All-Weather Caulk
- Caulk Gun
- Work gloves
- Wood Chisel
- Putty knife
- Certain frames do not feature a rubber seal on the inside edges. Run a bead of caulk along the edges prior to installing it into the opening.
- Snap-In garage door replacement windows are extremely simple to install. Pop the old window frame out using your putty knife. Push the new frame in by hand until you hear it snap into position.
Caution: Never use your bare hands with broken glass.