Doorlite rims are the plastic moldings that hold glass into the door. Many customers call wanting to replace a warped, cracked or deteriorated doorlite rim. This kit provides everything you need to quickly and easily extend the life of your door by replacing the rims in an economical way. You'll need a screwdriver, a putty knife to help the old rim off the exterior of your door, and some high quality silicone caulk. Also, our rim replacement kits come standard with the new high-temperature rims that won't discolor or warp-- even behind the heat of a storm door-- so they will last much longer than the older rims.
In order to replace your rims (they are sold as sets), you will need to know the approximate outside dimensions of your rims (width and height should be within 1/2" of our measurements-- rims have some tolerance for slightly different dimensions), as well as the exact overall thickness of your insulated glass. You will need to unscrew part or all of the interior doorlite rim (make sure it doesn't fall out!) to get a ruler or tape measure on the edge of the glass. It will measure either 1/2", 3/4" or a full 1". If your glass is 3/4", you will have to replace the glass and the rim assembly as we do not have rims for that size. However, the vast majority of glass is either 1/2" or 1" and we do have replacement rims for those sizes.
These are the most popular sizes of doorlite rims. They can be ordered on the shopping page. If your measurements do not come within 1/2" of the given dimensions, please call us about your order-- you may have a narrow or abnormal size.