Can I Remove My Aluminum Screen Door Track?

by Marc
(Temecula, CA)

Aluminum angles can be used as bottom track for screen door

Aluminum angles can be used as bottom track for screen door

I have a similar "pocked" aluminum screen door track as another on this blog. It looks just like Mark's shown above. Can I just rip out the bottom track without removing the entire frame? Then, if I'm lucky, find another one to glue in?

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Apr 25, 2020
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by: Marc

Upon further inspection, it appears that the bottom track is one piece being used for both the glass door, and screen door. The tracks themselves are in perfect shape. It's just that outside edge that's pocked -- and badly. (I think the previous owner had a dog that chewed it off.)

It needs to be fixed, because it has razor sharp edges, and it looks terrible. Also, the pocking is allowing moisture to get behind the stucco, so we have tons of efflorescence. I saw that if you can find a replacement, then you can cut the old one out. I'm pretty sure that I'll never find a replacement. So plan B...

I'm thinking of welding a right angle piece right over it, or maybe just glue it on with construction adhesive. Then adding a few screws through the old track, and into the concrete. Does this sound like the right thing to do?

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Repairing screen door bottom track
by: Adrian

There are some patio doors that have screen door bottom tracks that are removeable inserts.

The trouble is theres never any vendor name on the door and companies often do not bother with making spare parts available.

If its a plastic or vinyl track I would cut it off and flatten the surface as best as possible so you could replace the track with an aluminum angle screwed or rivetted in place.

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