How to remove T spline

A quick learner from Wisconsin says:
I need to replace screen on Larson screen door. I'm unable to remove the T spline. I tried uses a flat head screw driver to lift the ends off so I can then pull it out but have not been successful. Is there a trick or a tool to get the T spline out of groove to remove?
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:

I'm not sure why you're having a problem removing the spline from your screen frame. I personally have always used a small screw driver, like you used, or a type of awl like the 75-029 and a set of small long nose pliers like the 75-055

There really isn't much of a trick to it, though. I would check to see if your door is in fact a Larson storm door. You could have the Forever door brand storm door which takes the 55-109 rigid screen spline. That's a little trickier to deal with. I've also related some videos that could help you determine what you need to do.

55-109 : 25' Rigid Screen Spline
25' Rigid Screen Spline
55-109
$15.30
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59-236 :  Patio Screen Door Spline, 25'
Patio Screen Door Spline, 25'
59-236
$7.42
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75-029 : Scratch Awl
Scratch Awl
75-029
$8.09
VIEW >
75-055 : Long Nose Pliers
Long Nose Pliers
75-055
$4.85
VIEW >
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Close-up of 55-109 Screen Spline Install
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How to Re-screen an Andersen Window Screen [1080p]
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SWISCO Foam Screen Spline
SWISCO Foam Screen Spline
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How to rescreen a Forever Storm Door insert
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SWISCO Quick-Fix! Drawer Stop
SWISCO Quick-Fix! Drawer Stop
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How to Install a Kawneer Commercial Door Pivot
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