Maumee, OHIO, (February 20, 2012) - Contractors looking for step-by-step hinged patio door installation guidance can now find it at A series of eight short tips-oriented videos, featuring Ohio contractor Steve Roth installing a Therma-Tru patio door, are posted on the company’s popular video site.

The project videos detail Roth’s transformation of a wall with a window in an older home into an opening for a Therma-Tru hinged patio door. Each video includes tips for success and expertise that can be used by contractors on the job site. Steps followed include:

  • Step 1 – Remove old window
  • Step 2 – Prepare opening for door
  • Step 3 – Remove door from packaging
  • Step 4 – Placing door in opening
  • Step 5 – Securing the door in the opening
  • Step 6 – Checking door margins and reveal
  • Step 7 – Check the door’s operation
  • Step 8 – Final recommendations for success

“The videos posted at were created especially to make it easier for contractors to learn more about the steps necessary to successfully build an opening and install a hinged patio door in an older home,” says Brad Johnson, vice president of marketing for Therma-Tru Corp. “A contractor can choose to watch all of the videos for ‘start-to-finish’ job knowledge or just one or two of the short videos to gain specific assistance with one aspect of the project.”

Written instructions for installation and troubleshooting guides for Therma-Tru products can be found online at

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, Therma-Tru is known as the company that engineers its products for high performance as an entire entryway system. During its impressive history, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entryway system in 1982 with key features such as increased energy efficiency and eye-catching curb appeal elements. In 2007, Therma-Tru launched the Tru-Defense® Door System for entry and patio doors, providing builders and remodelers with advanced engineering to help withstand damaging weather and harsh conditions.

About Therma-Tru
Therma-Tru is the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of entryway doors. Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entry door industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of entry and patio door system solutions, including decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms, and door components. The company also offers low-maintenance Fypon urethane and PVC products. Headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, Therma-Tru is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE: FBHS). For more information, visit, or call (800) 537-8827.

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