Step by step instructions and helpful hints from the experts at Ashworth for installing, finishing, staining, and painting your patio doors.

We offer expert tutorials on Installation, Customizing, Nail Fins, and Shimming.

Installation

Getting Started: Tools for Installing Your Door

Tools and supplies you need to install a door in your home, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Prepare Your Door Opening

Step by step instructions and helpful hints on how to prepare your door opening for a new door, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Double Check Your Door Opening

How to measure your door opening to prepare for installation, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Perform a Test Fit for Your Doors

Step-by-step instructions on how to test fit your new doors, presented by the experts at Ashworth.

How to Prepare to Install New Patio Doors

Helpful hints before you begin installing new patio doors, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Install a Drip Cap to the Door Unit

Step by step instructions on how to install a drip cap to channel water away from a door unit, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Install an Extension Jamb for Patio Doors

Step by step instructions for installing an extension jamb for patio doors, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Prepare Adjustable Hinges on Patio Doors

Step by step instructions on how you should prepare the adjustable hinges when installing new patio doors, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Install the Grille for a Patio Door

Step by step instructions on how to install the grille for a patio door, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Install Brick Mould for Patio Doors

Step by step instructions and advice on how to install a brickmould application for patio doors, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Install Patio Doors

Step by step instructions on how to install your door unit into the frame, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Install a Screen

Learn how to install a screen for your sliding doors, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Install Flashing

How to add flashing to the wall before installing your doors, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Install Hardware for a Sliding Door

Step by step instructions on how to adjust an operating panel and install the lock for a sliding patio door, from the experts at Ashworth.

Advice After Completing Door Installation

A few words on the next steps after completing your door installation, from the experts at Ashworth.

Customizing

How to Trim Your Door Unit

Step-by-step instructions on how to trim your door unit, presented by the experts at Ashworth.

How to Finish, Paint and Stain Patio Doors

Step by step instructions and helpful hints for finishing, staining and painting your patio doors, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Insulate Your Patio Door

Step by step instructions on how to insulate your doors using fiberglass insulation or expandable foams, from the experts at Ashworth.

Nail Fins

How to Fasten a Nail Fin

Learn how to use the nail fin application, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Temporarily Fasten Doors Using a Nail Fin

Step-by-step instructions on how to temporarily fasten your doors using the nail fin or brick mould, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Temporarily Fasten Doors Without a Nail Fin

Step-by-step instructions on how to temporarily fasten your new doors without using a nail fin or brick mould, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Remove a Nail Fin

Step-by-step instructions on how to remove your nail fin, from the experts at Ashworth.

Shimming

The Basics of Shimming Your Doors

Learn more about the basics of shimming, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Shim an Entry Door

Step by step instructions on how to shim an entry door, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Shim Center Swing Doors

Step by step instructions on how to shim center swing doors to ensure doors open and close properly, from the experts at Ashworth.

How to Shim a French Door

Step by step instructions on how to shim french doors so they close properly, from the experts at Ashworth.