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06:30AM | 04/17/06
Member Since: 10/08/03
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Bvwindows
We built a house last year and the builder put in exterior doors he said were really good doors. I can see sunshine through the bottom corner, and ladybugs and snow can come right through. I asked the builder about them, he said they were installed correctly and doesn't know why I am having problems. He wouldn't come out to look at them. There are three doors, and all three leak. Is there something a person can do to fix this without replacing the doors? There is weather seal around the whole thing, but I can see outside in the corners on the non hinge side.

buildwithmark

03:38PM | 04/18/06
Member Since: 04/15/06
4 lifetime posts
Hi,

If the sunlight is coming through the bottom

latch-side only there's a chance that the door is not hitting against the stop as tight as it should. I'm assuming there is the 'kerf' type weather-stripping. This could be due to the wall being out of plumb and can be fixed by shimming the hinges. This does take a person that knows how to do this though.

If it's daylight through the bottom of the door at the sill and your sill has adjusting screws in it, these are adjustable and you can raise or lower the sill.

I'm surprised that your builder won't come out and have a look at them, it's not hard to fix a leaky door even if it means having to add some extra weather-stripping, of course the ultimate would have been properly installed doors right from the start.

Hope this helps :)

Mark Saville is the owner of www.buildwithmark.com which is a documentation of over 30 years in building and renovating.
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