This manual only covers the removal of sliding door systems, but it can also be used as a basis for removing sash windows. In addition, the step of removing the doorframe is practically identical to the procedure used for other types of doors and windows.
Please be aware that, while it is easy to simply remove the leaf from a lift-and-slide door, the doorframe itself will need to be cut into several pieces during the removal process – This will damage it beyond all repair. It is therefore quite important to have the new sliding door ready to be installed directly after removing the old model. This will prevent heat loss, draught and a lack of security owing to having an unprotected opening in your wall.
It is important to cover the area surrounding the door with sheets or mats and to have the necessary tools ready before starting with the removal procedure. The mats do not only collect dirt or dust that may be caused during the procedure, but they will also help to avoid damage to tiles and walls. Re-measuring the reveal’s dimensions and comparing them to those of the new sliding door is also of great importance at this point.
2. How to remove a Sliding Door System
The removal of a lift-and-slide door does not require a lot of expert knowledge. You will, however, need strength, endurance and dexterity.
a) Hot to remove the Leaf of a lift-and-slide Door
Removing the leaf of a lift-and-slide door is a procedure which is not only necessary for the replacement of an entire sliding door system. It can also be useful for repairing the leaf independently from the frame itself. As sliding elements with large glass surfaces can be very heavy, it is strongly recommended to remove these elements in a group of at least four people.