Bottom Sliding Patio Glass Door Track
A quick learner from California says:
April 25, 2014
We couldn't open & close our sliding glass door anymore so we decided to change the bottom rollers. We tried to remove the glass door from the track and realized the tile people pushed up the bottom track to set the tiles many years ago so to get the door off the track so we could change the rollers we had to smash the track and we ended up messing the whole thing up. Wondering if there is anyway you might have a replacement bottom track.
Dave from SWISCO responded:
April 28, 2014
Your door style looks like the old Air Control, who is out of business. Their doors are removed by removing them to the outside. If you tried to take yours out from the inside, that's probably why the track was damaged.
For future reference, you must first remove the screen door, then the stationary and finally the sliding door, all to the outside. The track that the sliding glass door rolls on looks fine, so operation shouldn't be a concern. You may want to consider a stainless steel track cover like our 80-102 or 82-103 anyway. They damaged the inside trim of track.
As for the damage, I suggest cutting the damaged part of the track away and adding a piece of trim. Maybe made from an aluminum angle, wood trim or maybe some type of vinyl. You could find these at a hardware store or home center.