Door Glass Kits are designed to fit either Steel or Fiberglass doors. Steel doors are metal outside with an insulated core. If a magnet sticks to the door, it’s steel. Fiberglass doors are a composite material outside with an insulated core, and can be smooth or have a wood grain texture to resemble wood doors.
Glass For Doors
YES! With a few simple tools, anyone can remove existing door glass (with raised molding) from their door and replace it with a new door glass kit. Simply follow our video about how to remove glass kits and enjoy the new view!
Refer to the label adhered to the glass for basic instructions.
5/8″ & 7/8″-standard flat bar profiles 11/16″-contoured bar 5/16″-slim line bar
7/8″-Craftsman bar 1-1/8″-traditional bar
All door glass products sold by Zabitat
use tempered safety glass that meets requirements of ANSI Z97.1 (American National Standards Institute). Tempered safety glass is produced using a heat treating process, creating glass that is up to four times as impact resistant as annealed glass (annealed glass is used in residential windows). If broken, tempered glass shatters into many small fragments (like your car windshield), which prevents major injuries.
As door components, door glass kits by themselves are not ENERGY STAR qualified. However, they play an integral part in a door system’s seal and thermal performance, enabling the door system to meet ENERGY STAR requirements.
Low-E is a designation given to glass made with a nearly invisible thin metallic coating that blocks heat flow, making the door glass more energy efficient than clear glass. Low-E glass reduces air conditioning costs by reducing solar transmissions in the summer. In winter, it reduces heat loss to the outside, reduces glass condensation, and allows solar energy to pass inside.
Decorative glass designs are insulated glass panels, featuring a center panel constructed from individual pieces of textured glass and/or bevels, usually held together by a metal band called “caming.” The decorative glass panel is hand-assembled by skilled craftsman to replicate old-world manufacturing and assembly techniques associated with stained glass. Decorative glass pieces often contain bubbles (seeds), wavy lines, color variations, and surface imperfections, which are characteristics of decorative glass and are not considered defects.
SDL, or Simulated Divided Lights, replicate the look of the true divided lights (windows) seen in wood doors and windows. Because SDLs are constructed from a single piece of glass instead of individual, small windows, they are more energy efficient than true divided lights. The external grids for SDLs are wider than standard external grilles and feature a classic profile.
SDL Craftsman grids 7/8″ SDL traditional grids 1-1/8″
Caulk is used on door glass kits to “glaze” or seal the outer frame to the glass and the door. Caulk acts as a weather barrier/sealant to keep out water and air. If the caulk “squeezes out” onto the glass surface, it can be removed by lubricating with Windex original glass cleaner, running a razor scraper or putty knife under the caulk around the perimeter, and peeling off the excess caulk.
Yes. A door using glass can be installed behind a vented storm door. A vented storm door allows air to circulate inside the area between the storm and entry door, preventing excessive heat buildup.
These are screw-hole plugs which are designed to fill the screw-hole “counter sinks” on the interior frame to hide the screw head and provide a clean profile.
Visit the Door Glass Measurement Guide for helpful graphics, thorough instructions and a brief overview video. Note there are three sections: 1) Adding Door Glass for doors that currently do not have glass, 2) Replacing Door Glass when the existing glass will be replaced with the same size door glass frame kit, and 3) Spotlights Door Glass for modern and mid-century modern layout options.
Our inserts are dual or triple pane inserts that are 1” thick and designed for use in solid core, exterior doors. Usually, interior doors are less than 1-3/4" thick with hollow cores and for these reasons, they are not compatible with our glass inserts and frames.
If your door is solid wood with a thickness of 1-3/4" it is likely we have a door glass solution available for you. If your solid core wood door is flush, you can use almost any of our inserts. If it’s a paneled door, visit the Door Glass Measurement Guide for helpful graphics and instructions. If your door does not meet these specifications, we can often help you preserve your door by using wood-compatible frames or building a glass insert to your specifications. You can Contact Us for more information.
Add on Blinds
Custom sizes are not available; however Add on Blinds are designed to fit standard half-view and full-view door windows.
Interior condensation is caused by excess humidity in your home. Add on Blinds do not cause condensation, but are a good indicator of humidity levels that are too high. If your door glass has interior condensation, you may remove the filler strips on each side of the frame to facilitate air circulation. Alternatively, you might choose to reduce the humidity level in your home (for example, reducing or eliminating humidifiers). Condensation does not indicate a defect and will not damage it.
Yes. These blinds are designed for quick and easy DIY installation. Download the Installation Instructions or check out a product video.
The glass can be cleaned with Windex or a similar glass cleaner. Use soap and water and a nonabrasive cloth to clean the frame. You may wish to take the treatment down once a year to clean the inside surface of glass; simply unlatch the clips (pivot outwards) to remove.
The size indicated on the packaging is expected to be different than the size used to describe the product on Zabitat.com. You can verify you have received the correct product by comparing the part number on your order confirmation to the part number indicated on the packaging. The sizes found on Zabitat.com refer to the frame that surrounds your entry door glass. This is for your convenience in determining the appropriate product to order. The size indicated on the packaging references the nominal size of the glass in a compatible entry door.
If your door is solid wood with a thickness of 1-3/4” it is likely we have a door glass solution available for you. If your solid core wood door is flush, you can use almost any of our inserts. If it’s a paneled door, visit the Door Glass Measurement Guide for helpful graphics and instructions. If your door does not meet these specifications, we can often help you preserve your door by using wood-compatible frames or building a glass insert to your specifications. You can Contact Us for more information.
Trimmable Door Slab
Zabitat carries ODL Doors which are the industry standard 1 3/4" thick.
Since ODL Doors offered by Zabitat can be trimmed and fabricated to fit most exterior entry door openings, it most often is not necessary to deconstruct the trim and frames when using an ODL Door. For that reason we do not offer jamb kits.
The primary difference between steel and fiberglass doors are the construction material of the touchable surfaces, known as the door skins. Fiberglass doors are constructed from high density fiberglass which will not rust, is more resistant to dents and provides better insulation than steel.
ODL Doors are uniquely constructed to allow the door to be trimmed to fit the door opening. The width is trimmable by up to 1/2" and the height can be trimmed by up to 1". Our customer service team can help you determine if Zabitat offers a door for your application.
ODL Doors require finishing within 2 weeks of installation. Failure to properly finish the door within 2 weeks of installation will void the warranty.
It is best to use a high quality exterior Latex paint for your door slab.
Measure from the upper right-hand corner of the opening to the bottom left-hand corner. Note the dimension. Now, measure from the upper left-hand corner to the bottom right-hand corner of the opening and note the dimension. The difference between the two dimensions should not exceed 1/4" to achieve proper door slab fit.
Measure the distance from the exterior edge of the door to the edge of the hinge. This distance is known as the hinge backset. Provided the existing door opens and closes without issue, the hinges should be installed on the new slab with the same backset that exists on the old slab.
A stile refers to the vertical structure portion of the door.
The ODL Door line offered by Zabitat is constructed with edge materials that allow the door to be trimmed to size using standard power tools. The handle-side edge of the door can be beveled by 2 or 3 degrees to alleviate rubbing without increasing the gap size.
ODL Doors are not available with hinge locations pre-mortised, however we offer detailed installation instructions for DIYers.
ODL Doors are sold with a white or bronze door sweep. New door levers, deadbolts, and weather stripping are sold separately at Zabitat.com, or your existing hardware can be reused.
If the wood components of your door framing are solid (free of rot) and the opening is square and plumb, most often it is not necessary to incur the extra expense and hassle of deconstructing and replacing the door frame, sill and trim. The vast majority of doors sold in the U.S. are universal sizes, making it practical to replace only the door itself.
Storm doors are designed to fit on majority of existing doors. Adding a storm door provides a lot of great benefits including enhancing the look of the door, adding sunlight and venting options, and increasing energy efficiency.
Shipping & Order Information
Tracking information is provided on your Ship Confirmation for Ground Services. You can also check your Account and find the tracking information in the details of your order.
Currently we are only shipping within the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). We are unable to ship to Canada.
If there is damage to your product, please call Zabitat Customer Support at (855) 813-3111 and we will take care of getting you a replacement product.
We cannot ship to P.O. Boxes.
You will need to log in to the My Account section to check your order status. Order status definitions are as follows: Order received and ready for processing: Your order has been received and will be sent to the proper fulfillment provider after it has been processed. Cancelled Your order has been cancelled. Shipped Your order has left the fulfillment center and is in transit or has been delivered. Delivered The order you placed has arrived at its destination. Partially Shipped One or more of the items in the order is in transit or delivered. Partially Delivered One or more of the items in your order has arrived at its destination. Pending payment approval An e-mail message is sent to you when your order ships. The e-mail will include instructions explaining how you can track the shipment of your order online. If applicable, this e-mail includes the names of the delivery carrier, a shipment tracking where the shipment can be tracked.
Please call Zabitat Customer Support at (855) 813-3111 to cancel an order.
Zabitat accepts: Mastercard, VISA, Discover, American Express, and Paypal.
If you need to ship to multiple addresses, you’ll have to place a separate order for each address.
To redeem a promo code or coupon, you can enter the promotion code during the checkout process, after you enter your shipping and billing information. If you need more instruction or have additional questions, simply give us a call at (855) 813-3111.
There can be a few reasons:
1) The promotion codes are case sensitive, so make sure you are entering the code in the case that was provided.
2) Check to see when the code expires.
3) There is already a promotion or special offer on the product. Promotions and special offers are not stackable.
4) Some promotions are sent to registered customers and customers who signed up to receive special offers. To ensure you get our best offers, please register an account or sign up to receive our emails.
Promotion codes can only be applied at time of submission by the customer, and cannot retroactively be applied to orders that have already been placed.
Promotional offers are only available during their advertised time period and will not be extended outside of that period. Unless otherwise specifically noted on the offer, all promotions exclude the following product categories:
- Custom Glass
- Blink | Blinds + Glass
After you place your order, you’ll receive an Order Confirmation email that contains your order number. You can also log in to My Account and view your order history.
Click on the Guaranteed Fit badge on the product page of the product you want to purchase, which will open the submission tab. Fill out the fields along with attaching a photo of the entry where the product will be installed. Our Technical Product Team will determine if your entry can accommodate the product you selected, and you will receive an email with their determination within 1 business day.
The Guaranteed Fit Program is intended to assist you in selecting the right product the first time. It is not a requirement to purchase. Any eligible product purchase that was not submitted for approval will have return shipping charges and restocking fees, as noted in our Shipping & Returns Policy, deducted from their refund.
Guaranteed Fit Products may still be purchased after Zabitat’s Technical Product Team has disqualified your submission. However, you will be responsible for return shipping charges and restocking fees, as stated in our Shipping & Returns Policy, if the item is returned.
You sure can! Head on over to our Guaranteed Fit Program page and let our product experts help you find the right product for your entryway.
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You can locate installation instructions for all products on the Installation Instruction tab for your product.
We’ve done our absolute best to provide the information you need from How-to videos to installation instructions to get you through the installation of your product. However if you aren’t finding what you need, please call Zabitat Customer Support at (855) 813-3111.
Zabitat encourages community engagement, and ratings and reviews is one way to participate! Once you have received your product and have installed it, we’d love to hear from you. Zabitat sends a review request via a mobile-friendly email several days after your purchase. You simply select a rating, give a review, and hit “Post”.
These icons allow shoppers to indicate whether or not the review was helpful (or not). The more ‘thumbs up’, the more helpful the review was to other shoppers.
Yes. Our Ratings and Review system filters Reviews for inappropriate language, and Zabitat Community Managers also evaluate Reviews for appropriateness, maliciousness, and authenticity before they are published. We do not filter out reviews based on any Rating scores.
Yes. Under each review there is a ‘Share’ icon that once clicked opens a selection of social sites where the review can be posted to your account.
Rest assured that we will not publish fake, phony, or artificial reviews onto our site. Many of the reviews you see with “Very Good – Great product and installation” are from actual Zabitat customers using a different Ratings & Review system with simplistic default ratings. We love our customers and want to provide every piece of information we can to help you with your purchase decision-making!
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