- Today’s Mahogany Sliding Glass Door is Energy Star rated
- The new MSGD frame matches window and door frames of any vintage Deck House unit
- The units are fully assembled solid mahogany sliding glass doors with screen and handle
- The glass has a low-e coating, thermal break spacer and is argon filled for energy efficiency
- Multiple locking system – more than one catch mechanism on the sliding door & jamb
- Secondary lock – slide bolt at top of slider for added security, also locks with door open 4” allowing air flow
- Stainless steel track cover – placed over the track to allow smooth operation over a longer period of time
- Self trimming (Interior) – self trimming frame, no interior trim required
- Closed ball bearing wheels – prevents dirt from collecting on the grease of the wheels & slowing it down
Installation Tips for MSGD:
- Seal all exposed mahogany on the unit as soon as possible inside and out before or after installing
- Exterior frame should be flush with exterior sheathing so trim or siding can trim out unit
- The jamb for a 2×4 wall is 5-1/8 +/- or for 2×6 walls 7-1/8 +/- from face of exterior frame to what looks to be interior trim
- Pan flash as needed with membrane tape running down the wall over house wrap at the bottom
- Shim-unit should be installed plumb, level and square
- Nail 12d finish or screw and plug through jamb and shims into framing
- Thin waterproof membrane tape sides over sheathing ¼” onto unit frame
- Thin waterproof membrane tape top over sheathing ¼” onto unit frame
- Insulated around unit
- Install ½ mahogany or drywall on the interior into the drywall groove
- Trim the exterior of the unit as needed, caulking behind the siding or trim where it over laps the frame by ½”
- Adjust operable units so they open, close and seal properly
Replacing MSGD Wheels
The following is the case if the wheels we have are adjustable from the interior face not the edge of the door (depending on the year).
To replace the wheels (we recommend replacing the roller channel as well):
- You will need two people
- With one strong person holding the weight of the door (about 130 lbs.), you will need to lower the door by removing the brown plastic plugs and turning the slot COUNTER CLOCKWISE with a slotted screwdriver
- If the door has not already cleared the top track, carefully lift the door and swing the bottom inward
- Place the door on a flat, stable surface being careful not to damage the handle
- Remove the two end caps from the roller channel by prying and pulling out nail (a clearish white plastic)
- Remove the gray, fuzzy weather-strip
- If replacing the roller channel, punch the center nail through the plastic
- Remove two screws for each of the rollers you are replacing
- If replacing, remove roller channel and replace new one after removing the weather-strip and nail in the center
- Screw in new rollers making sure the slotted side is facing toward the interior
- Predrill and nail in one of the end caps, replace the weather-strip and nail the other end cap
- Carefully place door back in position top first. **IMPORTANT** raise door back so that the top is within the track and the edge of the door lines up with the jamb so that it locks properly
1980s Weatherstrip Replacement Kit
We have a weather strip kit to help older sliders that may have moved or bowed over the years.
What it includes:
- A new, taller sill extension – a piece of mahogany that you step over at the operable slider with 4 screws and a piece of weather strip
- Exterior adjustable weather strip – a metal piece with a rubber insert that is placed against the sliding door on the exterior
- Weather strip extension – a piece of mahogany that is screwed to the fixed panel between the operable and fixed slider if one or both panels have bowed.
- Noting each slider separately (A, B, C or 1, 2, 3…), we would need:
- The handing of each unit – viewed from the exterior: if the handle of the unit is on the left, then it is a left hand unit; OR if the handle is on the right, then it is a right hand unit.
- A general width and height of each slider
- The distance between the fixed and operable slider at the top, middle and bottom of the each of the sliders. The measurement between the fixed and operable slider (may be about ¾”).
These parts can be ordered as a kit or as separate parts.