How to remove sliding glass shower doors

Updated February 21, 2017

Are your sliding glass shower doors are old and you want a different look? Before installing new sliding doors or a shower curtain, you'll need to remove the sliding glass shower doors. While it takes a little elbow grease, this is easy for the do-it-yourselfer.

Remove the sliding glass shower doors. Usually you can just lift them up and off the overhead tracks, then carry them out.

Take off the top rail for the shower doors. Usually you can take a hammer and hit upward at one end to loosen the rail, then you can lift the entire piece off.

Use a screwdriver to unscrew any screws in the side or bottom pieces of the sliding glass shower door frame.

Check for any caulking used on the side piece and bottom tracks. Most sliding glass shower door frames will have caulking to help keep out the moisture. Remove any caulking around the edges of the frame with a utility knife. Slice a line underneath.

Pry away the side pieces with a crowbar. Take this part slowly to see if you must slice away more caulking underneath. Also, you want to avoid pulling away tiles from the walls.

Tackle the bottom of the sliding glass shower door tracks with a crowbar to pry it loose.

Work on leftover caulking along the tracks with a utility knife, initially, to remove the bulk of the material. Clean away more caulking with the scrubber side of a sponge or, for difficult areas, use a caulk remover or product such as Goo Gone.

Things You'll Need

  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Utility knife
  • Pry bar
  • Caulk remover
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