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There are Many Causes of Door Leaks

There are Many Causes of Door Leaks

Aug 22, 2018

As the rain begins to fall, you may come to realize that your entry door is doing a poor job at keeping moisture out.

With this in mind, you begin your search for the problem area in an attempt to implement an immediate repair.

Here are some of the most common causes of door leaks:

·      Flashing: without this, water has a direct path to the outside of your door.

·      Hardware: handles, locks, and hinges all have the potential to leak. Proper installation can go a long way in preventing this.

·      Weatherstripping: even if it is installed in the appropriate manner, it has the potential to wear out over time. Fortunately, swapping out old weatherstripping for new is one of the easier fixes.

·      Threshold: this is the area between the floor and the bottom of the door. Improper installation and adjustment makes it easy for water to enter your home, especially during a heavy storm.

If your door is leaking for any reason, do your best to pinpoint the problem and find a solution.

If nothing works, it may be time to get rid of your old door and replace it with a new one. Not only will this keep the water out, but it will also do wonders for the curb appeal of your home!

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