with Paintings Plants and Lamps

Glass Door 78 By 36 Right Swing

Glass Door 78 By 36 Right Swing

Shop All New Sales
Find the door you need for your home or office!
We can't find products matching the selection.

A Shopper’s Guide to Glass Door 78 x 36 Right Swing

Finding a door to fit an opening that is shorter than the most common standard can feel like a challenge. Most building codes require passage doors (those that separate rooms and hallways) to be at least 80 inches tall.

However, if you have an older home or are looking to replace a closet door, which code may allow to be shorter, you may discover that the opening only allows for a 78-inch tall door.

However, 78 x 36 right swing glass doors are available, including pre-hung options from major manufacturers. This allows you to find a door that meets your needs and doesn’t require you to cut the door down to make it fit.

Front Door Handle
Patented Victorian Door Knobs

Door Swing

Doors come in either right swing or left swing options, but figuring out which one you need isn’t always intuitive. If you need to figure out if a right swing 78 x 36 glass door is the option you need, there is an easy way to check. Stand with your back to the door hinges, or where the hinges would be installed if there isn’t currently a door there.

Then, place your hand on the handle, or where the handle would be, and open the door into the room. If you used your right hand, you need a right swing door. If you used your left, then a left swing door is what you require.

Home Depot Exterior Door Handle

Sizing

When you need a 78 x 36 right swing glass door, you may discover that there aren’t as many options at this height. However, 78 inches isn’t so uncommon as for them to be entirely unavailable. You’ll need to take care when shopping, as purchasing a door that is too tall and isn’t designed to be cut down means it won’t fit in your opening.

Some 80-inch doors can be cut to size if the need arises. Hollow-core and solid wood doors can be trimmed with the proper tools and some care. Alternatively, you can purchase a custom door in your choice of materials, ensuring you get the exact height you need.

Steel Door Handle

Glass Options

You have a variety of options when it comes to doors featuring glass panes. There are multiple views to choose from, including full view, mid-view, and high view. Full view 78 x 36 right swing glass doors feature the most glass, typically spanning nearly the entire door minus the supporting frame.

Mid-view doors are about three-quarters glass while high-view usually only has glass on the upper half. You can also select from different kinds of glass, including clear, frosted, textured, or stained. Frosted and textured options allow light through while providing a level of privacy, while clear will allow the other space to be fully visible. Stained glass can give you a level of privacy, depending on the design and nature of the glass, though others do little to hide the other room from view.

Questions And Answers

Can exterior doors open outwards?

Most entry doors open inward and there is a good reason for this. You don't want the hinge pins exposed on the outside for burglars to be able to easily remove your door. That being said, some doors do open outward it is just not recommended.

How do you frame an exterior door?

This will depend on whether you are making a new opening or using an existing one. This is a project that can be a do-it-yourself project but you should have some home repair knowledge. If you aren't familiar with repair work you can contract someone to do it for you.

What is the Brickmold on an exterior door?

Brickmold can be used on your door or on a casing for a window. It is used for homes and business that have an exterior that is brick. The molding is placed around the window or door and then the brick buts up against the Brickmold providing a finished look.

How do you tell if an exterior door is left or right hand swing?

This process is actually a pretty simple one. Go up to your door and then see which hand is near the knob. If the knob is by your left hand then the door had a left-hand swing. If your right hand is near the knob it is a right-hand swing.

How do you determine the swing of an exterior door?

When your back is against the door’s jamb, your right-hand will be near the knob if it is a right-swing door. Your left-hand will be near the knob if it is a left-swing door.

Can I change the swing of an exterior door?

You will take the hinges off the door. Then, take the latch plate out. Measure hinge mortises height. Mark new hinge mortises height on other side of your door. Put hinges on new hinge mortises. Reattach the door and faceplate.

Can exterior doors swing out?

In all standards, yes, an exterior door could swing out. However, they aren’t made that way because it would be considered a safety issue for your home or business, since the hinges would be exposed.

What is a right hand exterior door?

There are left and right hand exterior doors. The right hand exterior door just means that if your back was facing the door jamb and your right hand was near the doorknob, that would be right-swing or right-hand.

What is a right hand entry exterior door?

A right-hand entry exterior door can be easily explained. Face your back to the door jamb. Is your right-hand near your doorknob? If so, you have a right-hand entry exterior door.

How much is the average exterior door?

The average price of an exterior door can range widely. They can be as low as $150 and as expensive as $2500. The price varies based on different styles, durability, brand and more.

Load More

DO IT YOURSELF

exterior door trim

How To Paint Exterior Door Trim

Door trims usually surround your exterior and interior doors and openings to entryways or hallways. When you prepare your exterior door trim for paint, ensure that you have gathered all of the supplies or tools and readied them before painting. Although painting a door trim will not consume a lot of time, it often requires plenty of tedious preparation that relies heavily on the condition of the door trim; it will help ensure your paint job looks great. Follow the steps outlined below to ensure your trim looks smooth, fresh and crisp and you get professional results.

hand with a paint brush painting a wood door

How To Paint An Old Wooden Door

You can greatly enhance the curb appeal of your home by repainting your old doors, and a new coat of paint on those old wooden doors will yield good results. 

Wooden doors, especially at the exterior, need regular maintenance, like routine cleaning, an occasional (and well-deserved) spruce-up and weatherproofing. A fresh coat of paint is an ideal for choosing a new color for your old wooden doors and refreshing your home’s aesthetic appeal.

When you are painting your wooden doors, make sure you are prepared. Arranging all the right materials and tools. Plus, the only way to successfully paint your door knowing different techniques behind everything. This will ensure the new paint on the door is fresh and remains long-lasting.  In light of this, mentioned below are some pro tips you can implement to make your old wooden door look new again.

How to Make a Shed Door

How To Make A Shed Door

Once you have built a shed that will function as your workshop or fulfill your storage needs, you will have to complete other steps, like building a shed door and attaching the trims.

If you intend to facilitate adequate and easy access to your shed, you will be better off constructing a pair of double shed doors, because of a couple of awesome benefits they offer. The first benefit is that they will enable you to store large items in your shed; and secondly they will greatly enhance the aesthetic appeal of your shed.

Our step by step guide will help you make double shed doors on your own. You can make a shed door using common materials and tools you can find in your house. Follow the steps closely and you will complete the job on your own in a couple of hours even if you are an amateur and lack expertise or experience in this field.

Load More
Image
Wow. Top notch site. I got more help than I could have imagined. ​‌​‌”
Image
Finding my exterior door was a snap. Five stars for this site. ​‌​‌”
Image
They got me connected instantly to a great local dealer. ​‌​‌”

INTERESTING RESOURCES

Top Image

Speakeasy Door

A speakeasy door has one particularly unique feature that allows it to stand apart from other exterior doors. Near the top is a small opening that is covered by a door or panel that opens toward the interior, and the opening itself is usually protected by a metal grille. The speakeasy door opening allows the homeowner to look onto their stoop or porch without having to open the exterior door. Similarly, it creates a point of visibility that offers more protection than a pane of unprotected glass. While the term “speakeasy” is traditionally associated with the 1920s and early 1920s prohibition era, a speakeasy door can look appropriate with a broad selection of home styles, including those from other periods. The heavy wood and slatted structure can blend with rustic or mission-style exteriors while the metal grille, available in a range of designs, can add a tinge of medieval styling. read more

Door Designs

Left Image

Grille Options

Center Image

Hardware Choices

Right Image
different style exterior doors

Average Priced Exterior Doors

Exterior doors are an important feature to any home. They are responsible for protecting the home against outdoor danger and intruders, not to mention the elements. However, because most people do not have the financial ability to splurge on the most expensive door available,  it is important to understand what features are important to your exterior door. This will help you know which features are worth the investment and which are not. The material and finish on these three features vary widely, so compare them to find the one that most pleases you. If you are trying to figure out where to save money on your door, be sure to avoid adding too many aesthetic features. Aesthetic features do not assist in your door’s function, and many of these features can be added later if you wish. read more

Safety

Traditional style exterior door

Materials

Exterior Steel Side Door

Other Options

Affordable nice looking brown exterior entry door
fiberglass exterior doors

Fiberglass Exterior Doors

When you are shopping for new exterior doors, fiberglass exterior doors may not occur to you. We become so familiar with wooden doors and metal doors that most of us don't think that much about fiberglass. And fiberglass doors? Those are just plain and ugly, aren’t they? Not any longer due to updates in manufacturing processes. However, fiberglass exterior doors can be a great option for many people because they are affordable and fill the need for many people. That last reason might be the biggest. If you're interested in wood exterior doors but are hesitant because wood can be fickle in extreme weather and/or you don't want to have to put in the maintenance wood requires, fiberglass exterior doors can be the perfect solution for you. But you don't have to want the look of wood to benefit from fiberglass exterior doors. Be sure to look at all of the options you have with a fiberglass door and the hardware you can use with it. read more

Weathering It All

fiberglass exterior entry doors with sidelights

Cost Concerns

brown exterior door

Fiberglass Maintenance

white exterior door
Load More

Quick consultation

Call us to find out more details about doors and purchasing options, in your area!