Can I Just Replace the Glass in My Current Doors?
Unfortunately, this is not an option. Homeowners looking to save money when upgrading to impact-resistant doors and windows may wonder if they can keep their current frames and hardware and merely swap out the glass with an impact-resistant alternative; this won't work.
Impact-resistant doors are designed and manufactured with heavy-duty frames that are meant to add to their structural integrity. Standard frames are not heavy-duty enough, and they are not attached to the wall strongly enough to ensure your home's security. If you merely replaced the glass in your doors, your doors would be likely to blow in during a storm, severely compromising their security. It is then important that you replace the entire door when upgrading to impact-resistant doors in your home.