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Old 06-10-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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I pushed the contractor to use some plastic trim when the door frame was replaced (it was made from scratch). I am happy that I did (it is maitenace free and no wood rot). But unfortunatelly the issue caused the need for the replacement is back!

Here you can see the wood rot:
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The storm door hangs on a plank of wood that is alos pealing off the door frame. It was fastened by few nails only.

I guess the plank needs to go.

The new plank will need to be screwed but I think no glue should be used so couple years down the road this repair can be repeated.

Any thought?

In addition I use exterior latex paint every 6-12 months when I notice cracks in the paint. Is there a better paint that would last 12 months or more?

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You're actually looking at needing a new door. You have had water issues since the day it was installed. Moisture is getting under and behind the wood frame. That will "push" the paint off from the backside. Any rotten wood you cut out and patch will be temporarily fixed. You will not be able to get paint to stick to that frame.

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The only rotten part is a thin plank that was nailed to the wood frame. Definitely no need to replace entire door frame.

The reason that it has rotten is that is sits in water when it rains.
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How do deal with the wooden frame that is directly hit by every rain?
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The only rotten part is a thin plank that was nailed to the wood frame. Definitely no need to replace entire door frame.

The reason that it has rotten is that is sits in water when it rains.
It is very likely that the rot extends beyond that brickmould type detail on the outside of the frame.

Whoever put that door in (or finished off that step) did it improperly and the wood will continue to rot.

It also appear that the wood buck under the threshold is rotted as well.

You can paint and patch that all you want but you will be doing it forever.
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How should it be done propeprly?
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First: The concrete the door frame sits on should have been slanted to the front to facilitate water drainage from the start. Each piece of the door frame and the lite's framing should not be touching this concrete, but they do. There are now complete door frames made of a vinyl material, just as the wooden one's were. Brickmold is now available in the vinyl material also, and the 1x's at the bottom of the lites are available in vinyl also. This is not the solution to your problem, solving the "getting wet" is your problem. The vinyl material and good caulking will only buy you some more time, to be determined.

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