Asked on Jul 9, 2019

How to replace a patio door?



I need to change a patio door. I got one but is about 2 inches wider. Does not fit exactly. The guy I got for the job says it’s impossible. Is it? Do I have to get another door?


6 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jul 9, 2019

    Yes, you do. Sorry. Door has to be the exact size of the old door, or smaller.

  • William
    on Jul 9, 2019

    Yep. You need to get a door that will fit in the opening. Same size as the old one. Trimming one inch off each side would kind of look off.

  • Betsy
    on Jul 9, 2019

    Hi Mariah: I'm afraid you can't make it fit. Can you take it back to where you bought it? If not, try to sell it and buy one that fits. Sorry to rain on your parade. Good luck with this.

  • Mariah
    on Jul 9, 2019

    Thanks but I hope that it will be a way. I just have to find it

  • Rymea
    on Jul 9, 2019

    The way would be to tear out the 2 x 6 framing around the door which would involve the siding and interior drywall and trim. Very expensive! Cheaper to buy another door.

  • Mariah
    on Jul 9, 2019

    The labor or materials?

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