How to Replace a Storm Door Panel

  • 2-4 hours
  • Beginner
  • 50-200
What You'll Need
New glass storm door panel
Wide flat-bladed screwdriver
Utility knife
Safety gloves

You may need to replace a storm door panel if the glass is broken, or remove it to replace a ripped screen. Follow these tips to replace a storm door panel.

Step 1 - Lift Out the Glass Panel

Slide the framed glass panel all the way up to the top of the left and right side tracks. Scrape off paint on the panel and tracks with a utility knife to free the panel. Slip your fingers under the bottom edge and pull outward slightly. If your fingers won't go under the bottom edge, pry it out with a wide, flat-bladed screwdriver.

Step 2 - Slide the Panel to the Bottom

Holding the panel at its top and bottom edges, slide it down through the tracks till the top edge slips out the bottom.

Step 3 - Insert the New Panel

Holding the new panel by the bottom edge, slip the top edge under the left and right tracks. Slide it all the way up so the bottom edge reaches the top of the tracks. Ease the panel down to a preset stop and release the bottom edge. The panel should stay in place when released. Move the panel up and down with the slider tabs to check it functions properly.