Leaky French Doors

December 8, 2009

How do you make old wood french doors water-tight? Rain blows under the doors and is causing my wood floors to buckle. Neither the front nor the back entrance has any kind of overhang and when I added an awning, I was told by the historic district to remove it. The awning helped quite a bit, but there was still a little bit of water on the floor after a wind-driven rain. Is there a particular type of threshold that I need? I've already had a contractor and a carpenter work on the problem, but obviously they were unsuccessful. The current threshold is simply a raised piece of wood. I'm feeling pretty desperate at this point.

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