Replacing Patio Door Threshold

boystownApril 23, 2008

We have Probilt french doors that lead out to the patio. Lowes installed them several years ago. Due to all of the rain, we need to replace the threshold which is a combination of metal and wood. Cannot locate Probilt and Lowes does not carry any of their parts anymore. Anyone ever had to replace the threshold or have any ideas of where to look for threshold replacements? Thanks, I am pretty desperate.

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sierraeast

Here's a link that might help. I was also able to order thresholds similar to pro-bilt through home depot.

When replacing, before installing the new, you might want to consider applying self adhering flashing tape such as protecto wrap as well as silicone caulking before placing the new to dam and keep water from getting under the threshold.

Here is a link that might be useful: replacement threshold

    Bookmark   April 23, 2008 at 10:56AM
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boystown

Sierraeast: Thank you so much for your kind advise. We were able to find the right size thresholds at a home improvement store locally and have purchashed the silicone caulking. You have given us great advise. We will however have to remove on of the french doors to enable the threshold. We are letting the area dry for a couple of days and hopefully, this will be our weekend project. Thanks again

    Bookmark   April 24, 2008 at 7:34PM
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bobbeaq2000_yahoo_com

i also have probilt french doors and my threshold needs to be replaced because of the rain. bought the door from lowe's but like you, can't find a new threshold. I also have a hard time, sometimes, closing my door because of the rotted wood! Somebody should know something about this company.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2010 at 11:07PM
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boystown

Linda, we finally found a metal threshold at a very small home improvement store. (Who would have thought a little store would have what we needed and Lowes did not) It took some work to remove the rotted wood and install the new threshold but we did it. Try looking at some of the smaller home stores in your area, you will be surprised at what you can find. Good luck, I feel your pain

    Bookmark   December 13, 2010 at 6:08AM
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