Front door glass insert

handygirl49June 19, 2011

Has anyone ever replaced the leaded glass insert in their front door? I don't want to replace the whole door since it really is fine but the glass insert has brass"leading" and we replaced our storm door that is trimmed out in nickel. I checked with the door co. and found they don't sell just the inserts and then had a glass co. come out who could cut out a larger space and replace the glass (couldn't get current glass size) with what we wanted to the tune of $634. I could buy a new door for that. The door is a steel front entry door with a small rectangular insert which has a "plastic" frame around it. I've looked at getting this frame off and now am afraid I'll break this and won't be able to get a replacement for it. Things should not be this difficult!!!

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It will probably be difficult as most of the Steel Door companies from 10,15 or 20 yrs ago are gone, either out of business or purchased by larger companies.As such plus the fact that pretty much every company used different size glass you may be out of luck, without cutting a larger hole in your existing door. Not to be a barer of bad news but you will run into the same issue with the frame as none of the companies frames are interchangeable for the same reasons.

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