Originally Posted by dejmiser
I would like any information on installing a clear plexiglass window in the FR3 Entrance door. Thank you for any install tips.
I've done my screen door and 4 others including 2 FR3's (all outside installs). I purchase 2 separate sheets (1 for the top & 1 for the bottom), and a 15 foot roll of 1" Velchro (white or black depending on your screen door color).
I then measure the bottom (including the little square area next to the slider if it's screen also) and use a sabre saw w/24 tpi blade to cut the lexan. Draw lines on the protective covering, cut slow and the cut will come out great. Tear off protective sheet off inside of lexan and attach velchro all around the perimeter. Install velchro on the door frame (cutting it narrower on any narrow frame pieces). Attach the lexan to the door then peal off the outer protective sheeting.
Repeat for the top. I used a scrap piece of lexan to draw and cut a pattern for the top radius of the door.
Using the velchro method makes a weather tight seal making it more like a residential screen door. You can remove either the top or bottom as desired.
We are able to leave the outer door open and remain comfortable inside in temps down into the 40's.