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Entrance door cracking plastic Sill Cap replacement


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Old 06-01-22, 09:45 AM
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Entrance door cracking plastic Sill Cap replacement

Hello, The plastic/ vinyl sill cap on my entrance door aluminum threshold is cracked / damaged. I would like to replace it but could not find any alternatives as this sill cap seems to be of non-adjustable type or pretty much comes with aluminum threshold. (Pic attached for reference)
So i was wondering, if anyone can help me with the following 2 questions:
1. Can i replace this cracked plastic/vinyl sill cap with an adjustable one? if yes, how would determine the size of new adjustable sill cap?
2. if this cannot be replaced with an adjustable one then where can i buy plastic/vinyl replacement sill cap? any guidance on how determine replacement sill cap width + length will be very helpful.
Thanks in Advance.
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Old 06-01-22, 09:57 AM
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Give us a picture from further out so we can get our bearing.
 
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Additional pics

Thanks for you help.. here are some additional pics



 
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Old 06-01-22, 10:12 AM
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You're asking about the brown piece on the inside of the jamb that is partially under the aluminum tread and behind the quarter round at the floor ?
 
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Yes that is the one broken / cracked and need replacement. I know i could it out by taking the 1/4" round and then just peeling it off. But i could not find where to find replacement either in Plastic/Vinyl or my preference will be wood or metal (adjustable) - so it doesn't brake again. Thanks for your help.
 
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The forum pro and the regulars will be by soon to help you out.
 
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Old 06-01-22, 02:00 PM
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Something like thihttps://www.amazon.com/Trim-Replacem...65827402&psc=1s might work for you. You'll likely have to trim it to fit.

 
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Thanks for your reply and i am ok with trimming it - as long as i get the right replacement product.

After looking closely at the product, I don't think it matches what is currently installed. This product has a flat top, where what is currently installed has almost 2 vertical edges with holes - used for draining water towards outside.

On top of that i am also not sure about the size, especially the width on the top so it just goes under and until where the door closes.

 
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Old 06-01-22, 03:14 PM
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Might be this one. Hard to say without any measurements or the exact profile of your door sill.

If you've got the pieces from your old one, give us a photo looking at the end profile.
 
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I don't have any pieces as it was installed by a contractor and at that time, I didn't knew that sill cap can either be wood/metal/vinyl/plastic and adjustable.

I only looked it up once it cracked.

I will see if i can take it out safely (without damaging it any further) to get a side profile, which should give better understanding of what the replacement should looks like - with dimensions.

2 Questions:

1. If I take out out the plastic sill cap and not replace it for sometime (while i look for alternatives), does that mean there will be air draft from underneath the door?

2. Can i replace plastic sill cap with wood adjustable wood sill cap without replacing the aluminum threshold - as that will be a lot of work?

Any help / suggestions are much appreciated.
Thanks
Have a nice day!!


 
 

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