A door with side lights attached is called gateway system. The frame and sidelights on the door are united as one piece. It may be necessary to replace the front door with sidelights if one of the panels of glass cracks or breaks. This can usually be done in a few hours without having to replace the whole door or frame.
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- Remove the old molding around the outside of the side windows. Slide a spatula carefully under the edge of the molding and gently tap with a hammer. Repeat all around the window to take the old molding.Searching the staples that hold the glass in front door with sidelights.
- Push the glass out of the frame from inside the house. You will need someone to take the glass or someone to help you push out. Be very careful that the glass is not broken.
- Insert the new glass in the frame. Place the glass in the structure with new staples in front door with sidelights.
- Press the back of the wood molding in place on top of the putty. You can glue the molding in place with masking tape.