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Old 05-12-2019, 08:58 PM   #16
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Re: Water seeping in under door


Thanks all for the advice. I hope it didn't come across as "hey, what do you guys think?" -- "oh nevermind, I'll hire someone." It just sounds like I could be slightly in over my head if I tried pulling off siding and what not.

I'll do some more caulking, but before I have a storm door installed, wouldn't it make sense to figure out what the source is? I'm not saying I wouldn't have the door installed, but I would just like to figure out how its getting in in the first place. Unless you all are saying that it's simply the weather beating directly against the door...

Some of you have suspected its getting in from above the door frame. Would it make sense, when the rain stops, to hit the siding above the frame with a hose and see if I can reproduce? Similarly hit the bottom corner?

Also, in this pic (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JI...W7KBTI9ggusEUD), you can see that there is kind of a gap between the weather stripping on the frame, and the tapered edge of the bottom weather stripping. Could something be getting in that way?

If I do call someone, it sounds like maybe a siding guy, or a handyman with siding experience would be the best one?

Thanks
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:35 PM   #17
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Re: Water seeping in under door


When you see water inside like that you are often a long way down the road of unseen leaks, as others have said the door and jam should be pulled and a proper pan put under it after a full inspection of what is under the door.

A few of the deck boards should be pulled at that time to get the flashing under there so you can deal.



Windows and doors leak the trick is to capture and give it a path out so only the door jam is subject to getting wet. Not the wood under under or in the wall or onto the floor.
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Thanks all for the advice. I hope it didn't come across as "hey, what do you guys think?" -- "oh nevermind, I'll hire someone." It just sounds like I could be slightly in over my head if I tried pulling off siding and what not.

I'll do some more caulking, but before I have a storm door installed, wouldn't it make sense to figure out what the source is? I'm not saying I wouldn't have the door installed, but I would just like to figure out how its getting in in the first place. Unless you all are saying that it's simply the weather beating directly against the door...

Some of you have suspected its getting in from above the door frame. Would it make sense, when the rain stops, to hit the siding above the frame with a hose and see if I can reproduce? Similarly hit the bottom corner?

Also, in this pic (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JI...W7KBTI9ggusEUD), you can see that there is kind of a gap between the weather stripping on the frame, and the tapered edge of the bottom weather stripping. Could something be getting in that way?

If I do call someone, it sounds like maybe a siding guy, or a handyman with siding experience would be the best one?

Thanks
I've been a handyman for almost 10 years. I'd have zero interest in that job.
10% chance I'll be able to find the problem, but I won't be able to fix it, so I make no money
50% chance I'll find some possible causes and try some stuff and take some of your money, but it doesn't fix it, so I look incompetent/crooked
30% chance I won't have anything intelligent to say so I'll look stupid and waste everybody's time
Only a 10% chance I'll actually be able to find the problem and fix it and everybody has a positive experience.

Not this time of year. Plenty of easier money to be made.
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Old 05-23-2019, 02:35 PM   #20
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Remove the metal sill plate and I bet you will find that it has no caulking whatsoever. Use a silicon caulk to seal under the sill plate and all the edges to the outdoors and it should fix the problem.

With a bare sill plate any water penetrates underneath it and then wicks up through the trim and into the walls and siding. Everyone focuses on the door seals and forgets about the door sill itself when weatherproofing an exterior door.
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