If you have an older home, you may not know the benefits of a flush sliding door wall panel. But if you have an older home and have seen the many benefits, you are sure to install one, especially if you are looking for a cheaper solution. This system works well in older homes because it prevents wall decay. It also helps to avoid ground-level water damage to your home and can prevent mold buildup in bathrooms. With this system you don’t have to worry about water damage on a yearly basis.
When installing a flush sliding door wall panel, you are going to need a level base to start with. This will be where the panel will be attached to. If you have a smaller base, you can use plywood as a support to make sure that the panel is secure and will hold the flush whole unit.
When you fit the panel to your flush sliding door, you will find that it will come out a little bit loose. If you have a door with a track, it won’t take much to slide it into place. For older doors that don’t have a track, you will probably have to remove the trim around the outside and do some leveling with a level. Once you have the panel level, secure it with wood putty and then glue the whole thing down. Once you have the panel secured, you can begin to install the trim around the outside.
Installing a flush door will ensure that your entire wall is going to be covered in just one sweep. This will save you a lot of time when you have a smaller space. You will also have extra protection against mold and water damage because the panel is going to stop things like rain from getting into your home.
Once the panel is installed, you are going to need to attach the trim ring and knob. Using a screwdriver, tap the trim ring and knob on the edges so that it clicks into place. Make sure the trim is tight enough so that it doesn’t come loose and fall off. Once this is done, test the lock to make sure it is working correctly. If you have any questions about how to do the lock or anything else, you can always take a look at the instructions that come with your kit. To complete the flush sliding door installation, use some putty to fit the panel over the door. You need to make sure that there is at least a 3-inch gap between the panel and the edges of the door. Once you have the panel installed, you are going to want to cover the entire floor with caulk. This is necessary to prevent moisture from getting underneath the panel. The last step is to apply a door lock to protect the door and the edges from moisture.