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SJMBCM1

07:23PM | 01/25/14
Member Since: 07/25/04
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The first polar vortex and now the second one has formed ice on the metal track of our Andersen door wall that is about 9 or 10 years old. There also seems to be air leakage, but could that just be cold transferring from the metal? Is it fixable? The door wall has had minimal use. I stuffed a hand towel into the opening where the doors overlap which helped with the feeling of air leaking.

jcaption

11:48PM | 01/25/14
Member Since: 01/14/14
85 lifetime posts
If there's air leaks there's going to be condensation and ice issues.
Consider installing one of those heat shrink plastic windows for the winter.
http://www.frostking.com/indoor-shrink-window-kits/

SJMBCM1

01:48PM | 01/26/14
Member Since: 07/25/04
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Thanks for the suggestion. I was looking for a more permanent solution short of replacing the door wall. Guess I need to talk to Andersen or the contractor who installed it.
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