Question by  rockstarsloveme (21)

Why does my exterior sliding door track weep?

Can it be fixed?


Answer by  TravisUSMC (979)

This is caused by the condensation overnight. There is now way to stop it permanently. It will happen even on a brand new door. Yet if it is bad and seems worse than ever you can do something to make it a bit better. The rubber flashing on the bottom of the door is most likely rotten and needs replaced.


Answer by  Lordschild (1398)

The difference between the outside and inside temperatures can cause moisture to accumulate in the metal door frame. If necessary you may need to put some weep or drain holes in the bottom frame as low as possible and on the outside of the frame to allow the water to drain to the outside.


Answer by  YouRepair (11)

Your door could be leaking for two reasons either the flashing and caulk around the door is leaking or the weather stripping is leaking. Yes you can fix it yourself.


Answer by  kendall13 (12)

Yes, your exterior sliding door track weeping can be fixed. First you will want to verify that your track and your door are made by the same manufacturers. You may be experiencing a fit issue which is allowing condensation buildup and a track change out may be needed. You may also need to re-caulk the exterior.


Answer by  mb (5482)

I doubt that it weeps. You probably have condensation. Make sure their isn't a dryer outlet near the door. Failing that try whether proofing plastic barriers on the window.


Answer by  aeturnus (474)

Whether it can be fixed will depend on the cause. Make sure that the sliding door rollers are adjusted for good height clearance, and make sure the track is clean.


Answer by  cajuncuz (177)

More information is needed. Like does it "weep" like a squeek when pulling? May just need oil. It can be fixed. If its a screen it could be wind blowing.


Answer by  sc1234 (1319)

The door track could be weeping for a number of reasons, two of which are that the track is old and the other is that it was only interior.

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