Andersen A-Series Patio Door Installation: Video Guide



hi my name is Mark and Leah Shepley in this video we're going to cover two things first we're going to demonstrate how to properly assemble an innocent a series patio door frame the second we're going to demonstrate how to properly install an innocent a series patio door unit using basic and high performance techniques innocent a series patio door units are supplied from the factory assembled or unassembled other than the four panel unit which is always unassembled because of its size if you choose unassembled you can have frames assembled at Shepley and a climate-controlled environment if you choose unassembled units you're going to get three boxes shipped to the job site you're going to get an operating panel a stationary panel and a frame box okay now we're going to start with the assembly of an innocent a series patio door frame during this assembly it's critical that you follow manufacturer's instructions and also pay attention to the cocking detailed when you're putting the frame together especially at the end caps failure to do so could cause the unit to leak okay so we're going to start assembling the indocin a series paddy to do a frame we're going to start at the sill and you're going to noticed on this sill is an end cap and these end caps are handed and you're going to notice on each side of the sill end cap is a gasket this gasket allows for a better seal for those of you are familiar with the 400 series that that product doesn't have this type of sill end cap so we're going to do is we're going to install the end cap into this area of the unit and that gasket presses nice and tight to the end of the sill now you're going to notice there's a clocking detail and it shows it in the instructions to follow this line this pattern right here this clocking detail is very important to the install this unit as I was stating earlier you know failure to follow these instructions will cause a unit to leak so once that is cocked now you're ready for the side jamb to be assembled onto the unit using a number 8 stainless steel screw fasten the top part just to just dump the hole location right on top of the flange just bring it in tight the next part of the caulking application is to make sure the nozzle of the cocking gun is inside the installation screw hole in here and inject clocking just pump it until you feel the squeeze out and then with another stainless steel screw install that into that hole okay the other critical area and you'll notice it on the bottom of the sill here is an inject silicone and you know per instructions into this area so right into this screw location you just pump it and you're going to be able to hear it squeezing out and you might even see it coming out towards the inside of that of the frame right here once you see that squeezed out now you're going to assemble using stainless steel screw and then we can just wipe that excess away and the final one will be on this end right here just to tighten up the frame last one towards the inside let's tighten that up now we're just going to repeat this process on the opposite side of the sill and then you were all set the SIL is this is now assembled you can see as we assembled the sill to the side Geum the squeeze out is right here so we're injecting that you could see the squeeze out that's what you want to see and it's on both ends that's how you can tell you have enough if you're not seeing squeeze up and you don't have enough to keep pumping that caulking until you see it now we're going to start with the head okay before we assemble the head Jim piece we need to remove the interior stop which is already attached to the head jamb this comes in the box already attached so we're going to start off with a bumper moving that two screws and then there's five screws and the head trim piece you can safely remove the interior headstock and just put it aside you're using that later and now we can stop the Assembly of the hedge in the head Jim also has a corner key plastic corner key so you got to really be careful with this piece right here so if you break that that's not going to allow the frame to assemble properly so you have to be aware of that the caulking procedure on this is following the wood area of the head Jim and make sure you put a good amount of caulking on it more carving the better okay so we just want to make sure we get caulking on all those areas now we're going to start the Assembly of the head jam piece so yeah we're going to insert the plastic corner key into the top portion of the head Jim just kind of wipe that excess caulking away before we start the installation of the screw holes again the instructions require to pump these installation areas clocking now the screws for the going to go into the corner keys are small stainless steel screws just in a minute snug you can see how that pulls that frame together and then repeat the process on the opposite side of the corner key pulling it tight the other set of screws there's no clocking required on this part because you already have that you've already applied the caulking these are yellow screws you can see the squeeze out on the frame okay so the head jam on that side is is fastened and now we'll repeat the process on the other side so now we've finished the assembling of the frame with the side jams and the head jam and the cell last thing we're going to do is we're going to apply the corner pad to the head jam on each side has a corner pad and it's a peel and stick nice and tight to the corner press it down in place this is called the sahjhan stripe need of caulking around the corner okay and you repeat the process on the opposite side what you're seeing here is squeezed out at the miters at the top of the head geom so when you when you're pumping that the instructions say to inject silicone into those into those holes those screw hole areas that's what you're going to see you're going to see this silicone squeeze out of those miters if you're not seeing that then you're not injecting enough so you got to keep pumping that silicone until you see that okay so now we're going to start the installation process of the indocin a series patio door there are five key requirements for install of an A Series patio do a unit that I want a key on outside of the normal plumb level and square three beads of silicone along the pan you know whether it be a flex pan or lead pan the three beads need to be applied and paying attention to that interior bead along the inner edge is very important for for a nice tight seal need to make sure that the caulking behind the flanges or on the sheathing is done proper shimming at installation areas proper application of light go over the flanges making sure the wraps onto the unit and the use of pure black which is a spray foam applied to the interior side behind each corner of the flange will really give you a high performance to your install okay now that we've checked the plumb level and square now we're going to start the installation of the unit before we actually do the unit we want to decide on what kind of pan we want to use most contractors they use in traditional lead or copper there are other options out there which is a DuPont flex which we're going to use today the reason for this is it's very flexible it's very easy to install and it gives you that easy that install that you're looking for okay so now we're going to stop the installation of the Flex wrap I'm just going to run it out take to the corners here make sure you pressing this stuff nice and tight to the corners it's flexwrap moves so we you slap it out and peel off this corner you can see this how it stretches take your thumb and just kind of wrap it to the corner because we're going to control the environment that's sticking pretty well when you're out in the field obviously you're not going to get these typical dishes unless you're in the summertime so it might be a little colder that's when you might need to use a heat gun okay so we're just going to continue the Flex wrap down the remainder portion of the sill just pressing it right into place again making sure when you get to the corners nice and tight pulling this would you allow it to wrap right around the corner okay so now that we have our pan installed now we're going to apply the beads of silicone to the pan and these are quarter-inch beads and really focus in on this back edge making sure you're nice and nice and straight there make sure you get a nice sheet of silicone in like I said before a little a little more silicone as is better than not having enough wear with this application we are basically doing a perimeter type installation where it's a barrier installation you know whether you're doing a flex pay no you're doing a lip and these beads are really report ok so now we're going to do the perimeter portion of the caulking detail a flange goes right up against this caulking detail now guys in the field will most the time I've seen they just do it around the rough opening quarter inch off the rough opening other guys do it on the back of the flange I'm going to do it on the obviously on the rough opening here except think it's easier as long as you're applying this silicone bead along this edge this is another another critical area that caulking needs to be applied and I'll be honest with you a lot of times I'm in the field I very seldom see this that being done I wish I saw it done more often you notice how that house wrap paper is folded back believe it or not I see a lot of a lot of houses being built today with that paper fold into the interior at the hedge am that is the last line of defense and as we get into the installation of the frame you'll see how that will all come together and how it all play out now we're going to install the frame you want to just want to put the cylinder us we're going to kind of lean it back a little bit so we don't smudge the silicone feed on the sill and the bottom portion of that flange in against the sheeting and then it's kind of leaning in towards the opening making contact with that silicone along that flange area okay so I just wanted to push this in so you showing the squeeze out of that silicone up against the flange here a nice watertight barrier so we just the flanges up tight to the sheeting or the house wrap in getting a nice tight seal you see the squeeze out okay so now we got the unit in tightly pressed against the exterior everything's lined up here so now we're going to start shinning the inside you should get the minute nice and plumb very important to make sure when you're installing this unit too that you're paying attention to the unit itself and making sure it's centered up in the ruffle think what that's going to do and it's going to allow you to do later on down the road and you'll see it is to be able to insulate properly this Latian screw goes right through that shim secure on that side again checking it to make sure if it's making sure that you're okay creating an even space with inside the rough opening it's going to allow you to you know insulate foam and do a high performance procedure I'm going to show you later on during this install so we've finished we started the shimming process we got everything we got the unit shimmed and we got it secured so the unit is now all shimmed and basically it's in the opening it's not it's not it's not tightened down all the way yet because we want to make sure that the unit is you know plumb leveling square so what I'll do is I'll pull a diagonal on the outside just to make sure it's square and if it's not we can readjust the shims before we set the screws home so now what we're going to do is we're going to fasten so clip and we're going to start with the center one like these like to be 1280 so on this particularly unit I have five 12-inch Center all the way down so we're going to install them Center one for us what that does is that secures the unit cell right down to the subfloor now because of this since this type of sill pan we're using we're using the Flex wrap which is allowing us to use these clips and you can see where the squeeze out of caulking is here that's what you want to see now if you were doing a lid pan and you were going to fold that led up to the inside traditional how it's usually done what you would do is with these clips are you would just notch out with a lettuce silicone because I know a lot of guys that don't like going down through their pans with you know with screws which I totally understand but if you notch that out and you silicone that area and put that bracket right there and screw that down you will not have any problems because don't forget you also have three beads of silicone you've got one on this back edge one here and one here so you're still doing a barrier method but you're you know you have the option of using the lip pane as well and that's how you'd want it that's how you want to use the clips okay so we're getting ready to install the stationary panel I just wanted to point out the clips at the sill you've got two black Clips here that hold this stationary panel in at the bottom and on the bottom of the stationary panel there is there is at the bottom of the filler rail there's a cutout on each end that'll allow this panel to slide up into that and then lock it into place so there is a sticker on the sill it says align the edge of the door stationary panel to this so if you're in the field and you'll line that this edge to that this bracket will line up with a cutout on the filler rail and that will make it to installation a little bit easier for you all right now on the stationary side of the jamb going to notice that not only on the GM but also on the panel itself there is an interlocking bracket and what that allows this panel this unit to do is stay nice and tight locked in unlike the 400 series where it just it's sliding into a pocket this has an interlock clip system so your interlocking here you get interlocking at the jam and you're also interlocking up here at the head Jim when the panel slides in does a because a you're going to hear the panel click and snap into place and that locks that panel secured at the head Jim if you don't hear a click you don't hear it snap in just give it just give it a little more of a nudge in you know it's stamping okay so we're going to install the stationary panel now I would recommend that you have two guys on a panel especially with now with impact the panels it's so heavy not to say that one person couldn't do it but certainly for safety reasons and you know you certainly don't want any product damage and you also want to install it with the plot of the panel going up inside the head brackets we'll do that right now then slide it right in the pocket you hear it snap in click in together and then just give it a nice pull back this way making sure that you secured and that panel is in okay so now we're going to install the stationary panel and cap clip just the hour-hand they give you two in the package one for a left and one for right it just snaps right in right into place that seals that in okay so now we're going to install the top edge AM foam piece for the interlock it's a sticky back which goes to the panel side and you want it to the edge of the panel flush with the edge of the panel tight to the head piece right here there's a groove that it fits in so just right up tight into the edge of the panel just kind of press it into place and then you're going to install your stationary panel weather interlock weather stripping it says stationary panel while stationary on it and that is going to sit right on top of that end cap bracket and if you're going to bend it right up into place lay the panel and in the installation bag you're going to get color-coded screws that I used for the interlock to secure the I'm gonna do that okay so the next thing we got the interlock weather shipping on so we're going to install a stationary panel sill clip that fits down into a curve down into the between the sill and the edge of the panel and it aligns with the interlock meeting strip of the stationary panel but before we do that we won't apply a bead of caulking basically you just caulk along that groove there and then you're going to apply this stationary clip bracket and snap it down into place now we're going to install the tile weatherstripping over that clip just underneath the interlock weather stripping in it that's adhesive back to and that just sticks right in there ok so now we're going to install the stationary panel panel stiffener the panel stiffener comes on a DP upgrade and Stormwatch product to start off with the center screw hole and fasten the color-coded screw that they give you in the package just secure it and now you're going to go to the sill and the head and you're going to we're going to install the stainless steel clips and the clips are facing the leg of the clips are facing towards the exterior slide them underneath click so that aligns with the hole there and now we're going to install a 7/8 inch stainless steel screw through the bracket down into the sill which is Pedro and the reason why I said don't tighten that screw down that way it allows the bracket to seat securely to the sill once you've done that now you can tighten this up now we'll go to the top we're going to be using a stainless steel color match two and a half inch long screws up through the head GM and what I've done here is I've shim the head jam because we haven't yet secured the head jam until we get the operating panel in so making sure that top screw is just slightly backed off it's called a two and a half inch drain screw and that's pre drilled as well and then secure the top screw into the fastener and then you can pull the demo okay so now we're going to install the operating panel into lock weather stripping and the interlock weather strip in seats itself at the bottom of this pile weather stripping right here and although it doesn't say it in the instructions I always like to kind of high-performance this area with a little bit of caulking and go up about a foot I've already pre-drilled the holes for the interlock weatherstripping and that wraps around just like the stationary panel just kind of wraps around and this interlock weatherstripping actually sits right on top of that pile weather stripping pad right there and then using the color match screws to the Pedro will secure the interlock weatherstripping then after we get done securing this we are going to secure the operating panel stiffener okay so now we're going to install the panel stiffener on the edge of the operating panel and we're going to start right in the middle here first pre-drilled holes now you're going to notice that this stiffener is white colored and if you remember the stationary place dug up gray interiors well okay so now we're going to stop the installation of the operating panel and the operating panel we'll go in with the tandem rollers down onto the stainless steel track and again I think it's a best thing you use to two people to install it lifting it up starting into the track just run it back and forth making sure that the wheels are on the track and if you remember when we were putting the frame together we took off this interior head stop and this allows this seat right over the top of the operating panel pushing it against up head jam you might have to move up would piece back and forth a little bit to kind of got it and get it in the right position you'll also notice that your original installation screw holes that were up there you can cut it you will be able to go off of that as a guy figure out if you were in the right spot which we are okay so now we're going to finish fastening off the head jamb piece that holds the operating panel in and the set of screws you want to insert back in is the center if you don't remember when you took it off it's the center set of screws okay so once we get the operating panel secured at the ted jam we're just going to check the reveal on the operating side just to make sure that the reveals are even and on this install they're slightly off so we're just going to remove the adjustment hole plug at the bottom and snap the adjustment up turning clockwise will raise the panel and that'll get you right where you need to be on this particularly install if you need to lower the panel it would be the reverse of that would be counter clockwise once we get the head GM straight and shimmed we're going to put the shims to either the right or the left side of the installation holes and using the 3-inch color-coded screws we're going to fasten the head GM with the screws and then we're going to remove the shims and we're going to do that all the way across the top of the head jamb you always remove the shims you don't leave the shims in there in case you get some settling issues going on while we're at this point interior trim you never want to trim below the white line on this right here because if we ever have to pull this panel up this whole this whole head stock these that come out so if you trim down below that it's going to be it's going to be pulling the interior casing off so it's best to stay above that okay so now what we're going to do is I'm going to seal up the bottom corners of this unit using pure black pure black is perfect for outside applications it seals you know it's used for ponds water guidance things of that nature so but we're going to use it here in the corner of each each side and what you just want to inject it and you get tight to the backside of the flange the whole idea with this with this gun and this nozzle here I got which is a quarter inch quarter inch tubing that's inserted on there that allows me to get to the backside of that flange and seal up that seal up that corner nice and tight and we're going to do that to the other three corners as well that pure black squeezed to the outside edge of the unit so it basically will seal up any gaps and then you can use you know a shingle and just kind of flatten it out it is a low expansion so it it won't put any pressure on the GM and but it will seal that corner up nice and tight for you and now we'll apply the white core okay so now we're going to start applying the white core and we're going to start with the sides first and we're going to do is overlap the edge of the unit on a quarter of an inch to get it nice and tight to that corner and up above the head GM about what is six inches and cut away the excess me too and then bring it right down keep it an overlap onto the unit if you're working at temperatures that a little bit colder this is not going to stick as easily you may need to use a heat gun or keep it inside your vehicle where it's warm and so when you get ready to use it it stays stays nice and flexible for you okay so you get that secured so now we got the two sides on and we're going to apply the head GM by core and we want to lap that as well hang that right onto the head jam or lapping that it's nice and tight you can see with us this house rep is going to be kind of the last line of defense it's going to wrap down over the top of that if you get a little overlaps here on the corners just give it a little slice down downward make sure those are nice and tight okay that completes the assembly and install of an Anderson a series four inch wood door unit now let's look back and review some of the key steps make sure to apply three beads of silicone on top of the sill pan pay close attention to the interior bead that aligns with the interior side of the cell apply silicone to the backside of the flanges or directly to the sheeting inside perimeter of the rough opening proper shimming at installation areas making sure to remove head GM shims only after fastening frame proper application of light go over flanges making sure to overlap onto the unit high-performance your install by adding pure black at each corner of the unit this is an area where leaks generate from because they are not properly sealed in this area thank you for taking the time to view the assembly and installation video I hope this will help you on your next install if you have any questions with the content of this video please call Shepley service direct line at 508 eight six two six two one nine thank you Shelly Chevy doesn't ride

7 Comments

  • smwellma1

    April 14, 2019

    What do you do if the exterior of the house has been sheet insulated, do you remove the insulation before setting the door or do you set the door over the insulation

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  • curtis hammons

    April 14, 2019

    How do I remove the bar that's on the top track of an 8000 series sliding panel door

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  • homes24

    April 14, 2019

    Nooooo, you start with the bottoms first

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  • William Suquilanda

    April 14, 2019

    my i know were goes the screens pls ?

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  • Shirlee Rogers

    April 14, 2019

    Where can you buy this particular door? Thanks!

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  • urban42

    April 14, 2019

    Awesome and detailed instruction video. I only wished I had viewed this prior to having the paid installers install my unit……they DID NOT follow your instructions, and now I will have to improvise some strengthening corrections to fix the poor installation. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together; would love to now try doing this install from scratch…..THE RIGHT WAY!

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  • Juan Estrada

    April 14, 2019

    Great, now Spanish please, thanks.

    Reply

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