Add a Finishing Touch to Your Sliding Glass Door with Interior Molding Installation
There are many advantages to installing your own interior molding on your sliding glass doors, from the cost savings and personalisation to the satisfaction of a job well done. Installing interior molding can have a big impact on the look and feel of your rooms and windows, and can add extra style to your sliding glass door. It’s not too difficult to do it yourself, and by following the steps below you will be able to create that perfect look for your home.
Firstly, before you start you will need to decide on the placement of your molding. People who are replacing existing molding should stick with the existing placement, while those installing interior molding for the first time will need to measure and mark out the placement before they get started with the saw.
When it comes to cutting the molding, newer homes can benefit from cutting each section and laying them out before attaching them to the wall. This is to ensure that they look right, and that you can adjust their placement if necessary. However, with older homes, there may be slight warping, so it is best to put them up piece by piece, measuring and cutting as you go, so that the fit is just right.
Once you’re ready to start fitting, begin with a side of the door and line up the molding in the marked placements. Fix it in place using carpentry nails, softening the blows with a pendulum hammer. You should secure it to the wall with a nail at each end, and then one in the middle. Once this is done, simply carry on around each edge in the same way until you have all of the molding in place.
It is important to make sure that you seal any areas near the doors or windows with a caulking gun. This will help to insulate the home more effectively.
Finally, once all four pieces of molding are in place you can stain and paint them as desired, or keep their natural wood colouring if that is what you prefer. Installing interior molding on your sliding glass doors doesn’t have to be a hassle, and you can be sure that you’ll be pleased with the final result. With a little patience and careful planning, you’ll be finished before you know it – and can be confident that it looks good too!