Replacing aluminum screen enclosure rails

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Old 06-21-18, 08:34 AM
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Replacing aluminum screen enclosure rails

Hi, I have a small aluminum screened porch. Due to the associations sprinklers the bottom rails have rusted out and I'm wondering if this is something I can replace myself? There are only 2 rails, 63" long each.

I tried getting estimates but the cheapest was $500, yikes!

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Old 06-21-18, 08:56 AM
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Post photos of what you have so we can give better advice.
 
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Here are instructions how to post photos.

Usually the mounting slots for screen are formed into the aluminum extrusion frame of the door. They are not a separate replaceable part. If your slots are corroded there is a chance that going to a larger spline may hold for another couple years but if your door is corroded badly it may need to be replaced. If you are handy and have the tools you can buy screen rails, cut them to size and attach them to your existing door frame. It won't be as pretty but you could make it work.
 
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It's not the door, it's the bottom of the cage itself. I will post pics when I get home, thanks.
 
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