Welcome to the forums! It is difficult for us to tell you what windows and doors would be best in any situation. We don't endorse one brand over another. Proper research on the manufacturer's site may render good or bad comments on particular units.
Thanks, sleeper! Quote: Did you use a sill pan flashing? Or did you caulk the rough sill before you installed the door, and then set the door into the sealant? I did not use a pre-made sill pan flashing. I just flashed around the entire door opening. And now that I think about it more, I remember that I DID in fact caulk around the door opening (top + 2 sides), and then I set the whole door into the sealant. Quote: Is the threshold adjustable and is the threshold to door bottom seal tight? Are there foam pads installed on each end of the threshold to seal the bottom left and right corners of the threshold? And lastly, is the door plumb? When you open the door about 1 1/2 so that it is just open a crack, is the gap between the door and jamb perfectly straight? The threshold is not adjustable, and I think the threshold-to-door-bottom is sealed. (Earlier today, I taped that area up just in case, and today's rain still got through, so I don't think it's that.) The door is quite plumb, and the door is sealed pretty well to the frame when closed. Quote: Is this leak related to the big crack above an exterior door that you asked about earlier? Haha. Unfortunately, no. This is a separate problem. They are both new doors that I put in this year though. Quote: At any rate, the concrete and stucco aren't 100% water tight, as water can be absorbed into concrete. If the door isn't caulked to the stucco and the stucco isn't painted, it's hard to say what the source of the leak is. There are so many possibilities. I'm increasingly suspecting that this is the case. I cut out a small portion of the drywall inside, and the flashing is wet. (So I don't think the leak originates from the bottom of the door.) Is it really possible that because the stucco is not painted, that water got THROUGH the stucco, slides down the flashing, and drips down onto the floor INSIDE? Today's rain wasn't all that heavy, so that unpainted stucco must be very porous, if that's the case.
Some leaks can also come from above and they find their way in at any opening. So maybe check the top of the door, or the sides and see if anything is wet higher up. Is there a z-flashing behind the stucco on the top of the door? Or is the brickmould on top just mortared into the stucco? Around here, people's doors usually leak when they don't have a storm door. Wind will blow water against the door and a such a large volume of wind blown water will usually find it's way in though the weak point which is where the weatherstrip ends and the door bottom and sill begins. Is this door installed on grade, or is there a step down when you exit the door?
Does your home or office have a broken window? It could be an issue of safety and liability! If y
Have you ever thought that glass can easily become an instrument of crime? Have you ever thought th
Many states have pool barrier and fencing laws. In Arizona, there are regulations on both the st
Glass as the instrument and element of art has been used for centuries. It seems that, since the ve
Do you have a shower? Stupid question, isn?t it? Definitely, you have a shower cabin and a glass do
What glass art really is everyone decides independently. Art is so unique and unexpected that setti
Clean Window™ Modern Check Pattern Anti-Dust Curtain PanelBrand :- N/A Price :- $30.59
Wrought Iron Door Handle Black Rustproof Drawer Pull 10 | Renovator's SupplyBrand :- Renovators Supply Price :- $11.69
Schlage CO-100-CY-70-KP-ATH CO-Series Commercial Electronic Cylindrical Lock with Keypad and Athens Lever - N/ABrand :- N/A Price: N/A
Rod Desyne Yolanda 5/8' Steel Curtain Rod 48'-84' - CocoaBrand :- N/A Price :- $44.99