In order to replace or renovate a patio door, it is necessary to remove the respective construction component first. But there is not always a need for professionals – this manual can help you to remove the component by yourself. As the process is the same with uPVC, aluminium and wooden patio doors, you will learn the basic steps and get an overview about all the important materials, as well as the appropriate tools in this instruction manual. The removal of a door is a job that can be performed by any do-it-yourself enthusiast without complications. Having the right materials ready and at hand is an absolutely necessary initial step to remove balcony or patio doors or windows. You should make sure to have the following materials and tools near the working area:
You should cover the working area with covering foil to avoid damage. When removing doors or windows, there is always a danger of soiling or damaging wooden floors, furniture or walls.
Whether you decided to install a uPVC, wooden or aluminium system: Never remove an old component before you have re-measured the dimensions. Re-measuring helps prevent complications with the fit-in procedure afterwards. A detailed manual on the correct measurement process can be found here (Fig. 1).
When removing a patio door, it can be very beneficial when someone helps. It is much easier and safer to lift-off the leaf together.
Common doors consist of hinges, bearings, lock, leaf and doorframe. First you have to uncover the hinges to hang out the patio door. There are differences, depending on the respective age and opening mechanism of the door.
Follow the next steps, if your patio door has a tilt-mechanism.
Some models do not have a tilt-mechanism. In this case, please continue to the next step.
Hinges normally feature an oily layer to ensure their proper function. You should wear work gloves and work carefully to prevent furniture from soiling.
It is significantly easier to remove modern doors – made of wood, uPVC or aluminium – here, pincers and a screwdriver will come in handy.
Front and patio doors are embedded into the masonry to ensure excellent stability. You need a hand-held milling machine or rip saw and a crowbar to remove the frame from the masonry.
You should always protect your eyes from flying particles using safety glasses, work gloves and shoes.
Especially when working with wooden or aluminium patio doors, you should make sure to wear solid shoes to protect yourself from falling parts.
This step-by-step manual guides you through the entire removal process. You will learn the basics that are also applicable for removal and replacement of windows. windows24.com additionally offers a detailed video manual on how to remove a patio door. This can help with further questions.