I just bought a new home and the sliding glass doors are in very poor
condition. I am on a budget so I would like to try to replace them myself
but have absolutely zero experience. I am, however, a very competent
person (i also have a competent fiance to help) . :)
I have done a ton of research on replacing sliding glass doors and feel
really good about how to go about doing it. However, most tutorials and
information I find is focused around homes that have siding. Mine is
stucco. I'm unsure at this point what the difference might be between
removing and installing a sliding glass door on a stucco home versus a
home with siding. Any advice, tips or direction would be greatly
I believe that the difference for you with stucco will be if the stucco
is brought in against the jamb (frame in which the doors themselves slide
) rather than there being a trim board that bridges the gap between the
door jamb and the stucco on the outer wall. But I think that in either
case, you may be able to cut a fine line at the edge of the stucco and in
the first case; remove the doors then the jambs toward the interior of the
house; and install the new unit also from the inside. Be sure to put a
solid generous bead of the best caulk made for such exterior use to seal
the seam between the stucco and the jamb or trim.
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