10:13AM | 08/07/03
Member Since: 08/05/03
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I have a three sided upper deck that leaks, with heavy rainfall, through my downstairs sliding glass doors. How do I remedy this? Builder not available. This is a cedar sided beach house. Thank you.


11:43AM | 08/07/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
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It's amazing the ways water can find to get into a house. Could be the deck, could be somewhere in the roof (such as where roof meets chimney, or ????) The 'path of least resistance' taken by water can be more circuitous than one might think.

That said, there might be some flashing missing (or improperly installed) somewhere--perhaps above the downstairs doors.

P.S., are the gutters clear? I've seen where flooded gutters overflow and cause water to cascade to areas that don't normally have problems--but if they aren't flashed (or caulked) properly the problem sure can appear in a hurry.

Water in the house is no fun at all. I hope you have an easy time figuring it out, good luck.


[This message has been edited by k2 (edited August 07, 2003).]


05:01AM | 08/09/03
Member Since: 08/05/03
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Thank you for your input. Now with that being said is there anything we can do about missing flashing? Thanks!


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