Replace a Patio Door

How to install a new smooth-rolling and leakproof sliding door

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Clamps
  • Miter saw
  • Tape measure
  • Finish nail gun
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Level, 4-ft.
  • Pry bar
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Utility knife
  • Table saw

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • New sliding door
  • Flexible flashing
  • PVC sill pan
  • PVC cement
  • Silicone caulk
  • Wood shims