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Old 04-04-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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Steel Entrance Doors

Purchased 2 new pre hung steel entrance doors and had them installed by a we are getting leaks in both bottom corners when ever it rains.


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Old 04-04-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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Can you determine if the leak is above or under the threshold?

Maybe use a water hose to find the exact spot so you can determine if it is an installation problem the carpenter should fix, or a defect in the manufacturing of the door.


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And the carpenter said ...? Seriously, I assume that you paid for an installation with the thought that it would not leak, so I would certainly give him or her the opportunity to make it right. Assuming they do, it's a win, win situation; you don't need to repair the problem, and they will have a satisfied customer.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:18 PM   #4
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D. Hubble -

Keep in mind that you are only seeing where water shows up in the building and not where it is leaking in. The actual entrance could be anywhere above or to the side of the "apparent" leak location.

Improper installation of doors and windows is far more common (65%) than people realize. Did the carlenter do anything about continuing the flashing above (or on the sides) or continuing it under the primary moisture barrier. Water could the coming down the outside of the moisture barrier and get funneled around the frame intil it can find a place to come out. Doing it the same way we always did is not a cure-all.

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