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Adjusting Hoppe Hinges

An introduction to adjusting Hoppe brand hinges

Andersen Foot Bolt Installation

How to install an Andersen Foot Bolt

Adjust an Andersen Frenchwood Hinge, 2005-Present

Informational instructional guide to adjusting Andersen Frenchwood Hinges

Adjusting an Andersen Frenchwood Hinge, pre-November 2005

Andersen Frenchwood Hinge, pre-November 2005

Andersen Frenchwood Hinged and Outswing Multipoint Lock Replacement

The manufacturer's guide to multipoint lock replacement included fbelow from Andersen can be utilized for Andersen Frenchwood and A-Series doors. All About Doors & Windows is happy to be your Andersen provider.

Andersen Manufacturer's Guide to Replacing Reachout Lock on Sliding Doors

Andersen Manufacturer's Guide to Replacing Reachout Lock on Sliding Doors

Andersen Manufacturer's Guide to Sliding Door Hardware

Andersen Manufacturer's Guide to Sliding Door Hardware

Andersen Oil Rubbed Bronze and Distressed Bronze Finish Details

Andersen Oil Rubbed Bronze and Distressed Bronze Finish Details

Bonco Double Acting Floor Spring Hinge Details and Installation

Description and installation procedure for double-acting floor hinges. This set of instructions is specifically for our part #36801.

Changing Handing on an Emtek Handle Set

Changing Handing on an Emtek Handle Set

Changing the Handing of Marks Mortise Locks

Changing the Handing of Marks Mortise Locks

Garage Door Bottom Seal Weatherstrip Installation

How to Install Garage Door Bottom Seal Weatherstripping

Georgian Deadlock and Latch Installation Guide

This article pertains specifically to the installation of georgian deadlocks and latches. All About Doors & Windows carries these and would be happy to answer any questions you have about this article or our product.

Manufacturer's Guide to Andersen Gliding Door Keyed Locks

Manufacturer's Guide to Andersen Gliding Door Keyed Locks

Guide to Atrium Doors

Guide to Atrium Doors

Guide to Door Lite and Sidelite Inserts

A guide to purchasing door lite and sidelite surrounds. Surrounds can be purchased as full units including both plastic frame and glass insert or just as plastic frame.

Guide to Door Lock Measurements

This article discusses measuring the lock bore, backsets and lock spacing for door locks in the home.When replacing or newly installing a door lock, there are measurements you need to know before you place an order on your lock.

Guide to Garage Door Hardware and Parts

Your guide to garage door hardware. We've included a diagram showing where each part is located on a garage door and which part numbers correspond to those parts to make your shopping experience easy and useful.

Guide to Installing Phillips Brand Double Acting Floor Spring Hinge

The simple purpose of a double action hinge is to allow a door to swing both ways.

HLS Swing Door Multipoint Hardware Installation and Adjustment

HLS Swing Door Multipoint Hardware Installation, Adjustment, and Troubleshooting

HOPPE Cylinder Installation and Lock Rekeying

Installation and Rekeying Information for HOPPE Cylinders

Hoppe Multipoint Handle Operation

Hoppe Multipoint Handle Operation

Hoppe Oil Rubbed Brass Living Finish Details

Hoppe Oil Rubbed Brass Living Finish Details

How to Adjust Peachtree Sliding Screen Door Rollers

How to ajdust Peachtree sliding screen door rollers

How to Adjust Sliding Door Rollers

How to adjust sliding door rollers

How to Change the Handing Latch Direction on a Peachtree IPD Lock

How to Change the Handing Latch Direction on a Peachtree IPD Lock

How to Change the Handing on an Andersen Exterior Keyed Lock

How to change the handing on an Andersen Exterior keyed lock

How to Choose and Install a Door Viewer

How to choose and install a door viewer

How to Clean and Maintain your Brass Harware

How to Clean and Maintain your Brass Harware

How to Drill Out a HOPPE Mortise Lock if the Dead Bolt Doesn't Retract

How to Drill Out a HOPPE Mortise Lock if the Dead Bolt Doesn't Retract

How to Drill Out a Peachtree IPD Citadel Lock If the Lock Won't Lock

This information is designed to remove the IPD lock from a door that will not lock.

How to Install a Sliding Patio Door Bolt Lock

How to Install a Sliding Patio Door Bolt Lock

How To Install Acme Series 57/58 Roller Assembly Sliding Door Hardware

Series 57/58 Roller Assembly Sliding Door Hardware is meant for 1-1/8 inch or thicker single sliding or bi-parting doors weighing up to 250 pounds each.

How to Install an Ashley Norton Lever Handle

How to Install an Ashley Norton Lever Handle

How to Install an Atrium Lock

The Atrium door company unfortunately is out of the wooden door business, but replacements are available. Once you have purchased your Atrium lock, the following steps will help you with installation.

How to Install Commercial Push / Pull Lever Handle

How to install a commercial push/pull lever handle/exit paddle: this guide includes necessary dimensions and directions to installing this handle on your commercial door.

How to Install Corner Guides on Keller Shower Doors

How to Install Corner Guides on Keller Shower Doors; this guide is meant to instruct homeowners in installing or replacing corner guides on their Keller sliding glass shower doors. These guides keep the two door panels from bumping into each other and keeps the doors aligned in the bottom track.

How to Install Float-Away Bifold Doors

This is a guide to installing Float-Away brand Bifold Doors. These folding, accordion-style doors hang from a track in the header and slide outward to the edges when opened, folding in on themselves.

How to Install Fuhr Sliding Door Hardware

Original Fuhr locks are no longer manufactured, but All About Doors & Windows stocks a large supply of Fuhr replacement hardware. Here are installation instructions for your Fuhr sliding patio door lever set.

How to Install Handleset on a Peachtree Prado Hinged Patio Door

How to Install Handleset on a Peachtree Prado Hinged Patio Door

How to Install Sliding Door Bolt Locks

Installing Sliding Door Locks

How to Open a FUHR Sliding Door That is Stuck

How to Open a FUHR Sliding Door That is Stuck

How to Re-hand a Window Master Patio Door Handle

This video details how to re-hand the handle that goes on Window Master sliding patio doors. The handle can then be used on doors sliding either direction.

How To Refinish Your Solid Brass Hardware

How To Refinish Your Solid Brass Hardware

How to Rehand Mortise Lockset

How to Rehand Mortise Lockset

How to Rehand Sliding Door Handle, Hook-Latch Style

This is a video that shows the easy process of rehanding your plastic sliding door handle. This tutorial specifically applies to certain handles sold on our website.

How to Repair Storm and Screen Door Closers

This guide is intended for use with our storm and screen door closer repair kit, part #308040.

How to Replace a FUHR 2-Hook Sliding Door Lock

This is an article on how to replace a FUHR 2-hook sliding door lock with a HOPPE 2-hook lock. We carry both of these locks. If your FUHR lock is broken, a direct replacement can be purchased through us.

How to Replace a GU/Ferco Multipoint Lock in a Pella Door

How to Replace a GU / Ferco Multipoint Lock in a Pella Door: How to replace a three-point lock with shootbolts in a Pella door. Minor modifications required. Easy do-it-yourself step-by-step process.

How to Replace a Sliding Patio Door Handle

Video on replacing a sliding patio door handle. Step-by-step instructions and an easy-to-follow video by All About Doors & Windows outline the process of changing out your sliding patio door handle.

How to Replace Rollers in Aluminum Sliding Glass Doors

This article describes the general process of how to replace the rollers in an aluminum sliding glass door without having to remove the entire sliding door panel from the door frame. If door doesn't roll smoothly on its wheels, it's time to replace the rollers.

How to Replace Sash in a Weather Shield [Non-moving] Casement Window

This is a video showing the basic process for replacing (including removing and installing) the sash on a non-moving Weather Shield casement window.

How to Replace the Bushing on Patio Door Handlesets

Many patio door handles are manufactured with plastic bushings, which are the small pieces within the handle mechanism that connect the handle to the spindle. These plastic bushings can crack over time or after much use, and that can render your handle unusable.

How to Replace the Multipoint Lock in a Wooden Atrium Door

This is a multipoint lock with 5 locking points (a spring latch, two rollers and two shootbolts) and a backset of 28mm (measured from the face of the lock to the middle of the cylinder). The Ferco 528 lock is still being manufactured, although there have been some changes.

How to Replace the Sweep on a Peachtree Avanti Entry Door

The door sweeps on Peachtree Avanti entry doors was molded into the bottom of the door and cannot easily be removed. We detail two different replacement options so you don't have to replace your entire door panel.

How to Reverse the Handing on a HOPPE HLS9000 Multipoint Lock

How to reverse the handing on a HOPPE HLS9000 multipoint lock by reversing the latch so the bevel faces the right direction and the door can close properly.

How to Reverse the Handing on a Winkhaus Multipoint Lock

How to Reverse the Handing on a Winkhaus Multipoint Lock by flipping the latch so the bevel faces the opposite direction.

Identifying Andersen Frenchwood Door Hinges

Andersen has had three generation of hinges on their Frenchwood Hinged Doors. This is a guide to help identify which one you have with links to the installation and adjustment procedures.

Inside Storm Door Handle Installation

Inside Storm Door Handle Installation

Installing and Adjusting Pneumatic Storm Door Closers

Installing and Adjusting Pneumatic Storm Door Closers

Installing Stanley 7/16" Offset Dial Adjustable Hangers

How to install 7/16" Offset Dial Adjustable Hangers for sliding closet door rollers.

Lock Mechanism Handing Change for Frenchwood Hinged Doors

This article will guide you through the process of changing the handing of the lock mechanism in Andersen Frenchwood hinged doors. By switching the direction the latch faces, you can use the same lock in a left- or right-handed door.

Making Sense of Andersen Gliding Door Weatherstrip

Finding the right weatherstrip for your Andersen can be a hassle. Hopefully this article helps you identify your door and find the right weatherstrip to seal your opening from the elements.

Multipoint Lock Info and Installation Help - Brand Specific

There are many manufacturers of multi-point locks and hardware out there. Here is some information on G-U, Peachtree IPD, Fuhr, Essve and Andersen multipoint locks.

Operating Andersen Forever Storm Door Hardware

This is a demonstration of how the hardware for the Andersen Forever storm door functions.

Papaiz Lock Installation Instructions

Papaiz locks are designed to replace many popular brands of storm and security door locks. Your Papaiz lockset will replace most Pado, Emtek, Emco, Juralco, and Wright brands of locks. AllAboutDoors stocks a large selection of Papaiz lock products.

Peachtree IPD Multipoint Lock Installation Video

Video on installing and repairing a Peachtree three point lock.

Peachtree Prado Sliding Door Hardware Installation Instructions

Peachtree Prado Sliding Door Hardware Installation Instructions

Pella Installation Instructions for Mortised Hardware

Pella Installation Instructions for Mortised Hardware

Rehanding Latch FUHR Gear System

Rehanding Latch FUHR Gear System

Rekeying CES Euro Profile Cylinders

Rekeying a CES cylinder to a Schlage key is not simple. Schlage pins are about 15 thousands too long, and the spacing on the key is slightly off on the first cut, closest to the bow of the key blank.

Replacement of Perma-Door U Channel Door Bottoms

How to replace the door bottom on older Perma-Door doors.

Replacing a FUHR Hook Version Multipoint Lock with a HOPPE

This article details how to properly install a new HOPPE multipoint lock with tongues in place of a no-longer-available FUHR multipoint lock with hooks.

Replacing a FUHR Roller Automatic Multipoint Lock with a HOPPE

FUHR no longer ships its products to the United States, and direct replacements for FUHR products are not readily available. All About Doors & Windows can help you find a replacement for your FUHR multipoint lock.

Replacing a Roto Single-Point Lock

This article will describe in detail the best options for replacing a Roto Single Point Lock with a Backset of 35mm or 45mm.

Replacing a Sheared Tailpiece Receiver in an Andersen Sliding Patio Door

How to Replace a sheared tailpiece receiver in an Andersen sliding patio door lock. If your lock turns freely in either direction, but doesn't actually engage and lock or unlock, there's a good possibility that the tailpiece receiver has sheared.

Replacing and Installing Door Sweeps & Bottoms

This article describes the process a home owner can use to replace the door sweep or bottom on his or her exterior door.

Replacing Glass Surrounds in Sidelites, Door Lites and Transoms

Replacing Glass Surrounds in Sidelites, Transoms and Active Door Panels

Replacing Old-Style Hinges on an Andersen Door

This guide will show how to fit a new-style Andersen hinge to an Andersen door with old-style hinges. The seats on the new hinges are differently shaped than on the old hinges, so replacing the old hinges requires some modifications to the door.

Replacing the Rollers in a Sliding Door Made by Great Lakes Window

Replacing the Rollers in a Sliding Door Made by Great Lakes Window

Reversing the Handing on an Old-Style Roto Multipoint Lock

This article explains how to change the handing of a Roto multipoint lock, so a homeowner can change it from a left-handed to right-handed door or vice-versa.

Reversing the HOPPE Mishandling Device

Reversing the HOPPE Mishandling Device

Roto Multi Point Lock Information

Roto Multi Point Lock Information

Security Door Latch Handing Instructions

Change handing of latch for right or left hand security doors; how to flip the latch bolt over if beveled side is facing wrong direction.

Security Door Lock Installation Instructions

How to install mortise locks in academy security doors

Storm Door Hardware Replacement

Tells the homeowner how he or she can replace or upgrade the hardware in his or her storm door. Includes handle sets, mortise lock hardware and measuring.

Storm Doors Selection

This article discusses choosing a storm door including some of the benefits to different styles of storm doors and issues with storm door installation.

VIDEO: How to Assemble a Sliding Screen Door

How to assemble our replacement sliding patio screen door kits. Kits come prepackaged with all the parts you need to assemble your door yourself.

VIDEO: How to Change the Handing of a Kwikset Entry Handleset

This video shows the quick and easy process of changing the handing on a particular style of Kwikset entry handleset.

VIDEO: How to Install Screw in Wooden Bi-Fold Shutter Hanger

This is a video showing how to push the screw into the plastic hanger component of part #27058.

VIDEO: How to Install Surface-Mount Storm Door Requiring Pre-Installation of Key Cylinder

This video shows how to pre-install the key cylinder in a Wright surface-mount storm door handle with keyed deadbolt.

VIDEO: How to Punch Out Hole in Patio Door Handle for Keyed Lock

This is a super short tutorial on how to punch out a hole in a patio door handle so a keyed cylinder can be installed. This will allow the sliding door to be locked or unlocked from the exterior with a key.

VIDEO: How to Re-hand a Mortise Lockset

This is a video guide to rehanding a Wright mortise lock so the bevel of the latch is facing the right direction and the panic function doesn't have to be reversed.

VIDEO: How to Remove a Doorknob with No Visible Screws

VIDEO: How to Remove a Doorknob with No Visible Screws

VIDEO: How to Remove Thermatru Door Lite and Sidelite Surrounds for Replacement

This video is a tutorial on how to remove the glass and exterior and interior Thermatru frame pieces of surround for a sidelite or door lite.

VIDEO: How to Replace a Door Bottom / Sweep : Staple-on Style

There are a number of different types of door bottoms--this is a staple-on style, also called glue-on or nail-on. It is flat and glues/staples on to the bottom of a door, typically a wooden one. Door sweeps and bottoms keep cold (and heat) out of your house.

VIDEO: How to Replace a Door Bottom / Sweep: Snap-in Style

There are a number of different types of door bottoms--this is a snap-in. It has kerfs which fit into grooves on the bottom of a door, usually a metal, wood or fiberglass entry door. Door sweeps and bottoms keep cold (and heat) out of your house.

VIDEO: How to Replace a Door Bottom / Sweep: Wrap-around and L-Shaped Style

This is a video on how to install wrap-around and L-shaped screw-in door bottoms. There are a number of different types of door bottoms--both of these types come up onto the side of the door and can be screwed in place. Door sweeps and bottoms keep cold (and heat) out of your house.

VIDEO: How to Replace a Single-Hook Lock in a Sliding Door

VIDEO: How to Replace a Single-Hook Lock in a Sliding DoorThis is a video on how to replace a single-hook mortise lock on a sliding metal, vinyl or wooden patio door. For metal doors, install part #15142 on our website. For wooden or vinyl doors, install part #15143 on our website. Both locks install the same way.

VIDEO: How to Replace Rollers in an Andersen Sliding Door

This video shows the basics of removing rollers in an Andersen sliding door and replacing them with aftermarket tandem rollers.

VIDEO: How to Replace the Key Cylinder in a Commercial Storefront Door

This is a video on how to replace the key cylinder in a commercial storefront door. This is the easiest way to "rekey" your door.

VIDEO: How to Replace the Rollers on a Great Lakes Window Sliding Glass Door

VIDEO: How to Replace the Rollers on a Great Lakes Window Sliding Glass Door

VIDEO: How to Reverse the Panic-Release Function on a Peachtree IPD Lock

This video tutorial will guide you in reversing the panic-release function in a Peachtree IPD lock. The video explains the purpose, function and mechanics behind the panic-release function and walks through the steps of how to reverse the panic-release so that the lock can be used in your door.

VIDEO: Installing Handles on an Andersen Multipoint Lock

This is a video on how to install handles on an Andersen multpoint lock. This video specifically pertains to installing the aftermarket handles we offer, but the information could be generally helpful for installing any kind of lock on an Andersen multipoint lock.

VIDEO: Replacing Door Sweeps & Bottoms

This is a video on how to identify and replace sweeping vinyl door bottoms. Vinyl door sweeps are a fabulous investment that will not only help insulate your house and keeps drafts out, but will insulate your wallet too, helping to lower your heating and cooling bills. There are 5 different types.

VIDEO: Replacing the Cylinder in a Pella Sliding Door Lock (Manufactured 1967-1990)

Instead of paying to have the lock rekeyed should you lose the keys or need to change the locks, a new cylinder can be ordered and replaced by you for around $15. We carry the replacement cylinder on our website as part #15031 (keyed differently) or #15032 (keyed alike).

What is a CES Euro Profile Lock Cylinder?

Euro profile cylinders are used by a lock of multipoint lock companies as well as for locks that are not multipoint. The following article is a short description of what a profile cylinder is.

VIDEO: How to Replace the Bushing on Patio Door Handlesets

Many patio door handles are manufactured with plastic bushings, which are the small pieces within the handle mechanism that connect the handle to the spindle. These plastic bushings can crack over time or after much use, and that can render your handle unusable.

How to Remove / Replace Pella ProLine Sliding Door Mortise Lock

Informative article to guide you through the process of removing and replacing the mortise lock in a Pella ProLine sliding door.