This is factory painted aluminum
facing due south.
The sun is eatiing the (dark) paint up! The
shiney (white) area is the aluminum showing through. Lighter
colors last better in the sun, solid or wood-grained.
|NOTICE - THE LEFT SIDE (facing west) is GOOD !
But the sun is working on the door:
This is a beautiful factory stained door, BUT the customer had to finish the wood trim.
Moisture passes into and is expelled from wood - outdoors. TRIM BEFORE:
I removed ALL
the loose and bad material. Re-primed the trim and applied a couple of good finish coats in a solid color
that matches the wood grain. They will get better service with the solid acrylic on the wood! The primer
is fast drying. I flashed everything off as I worked with a hair dryer to finish in one day.
Rotted Trim -
the wood trim
- it will always occur on the side facing N. - N.E. and not be on the South side of the trim.
Even after a 1/2 dozen years of installation!
Always touch-up that side at the bottom every
couple of years even if the damage doesn't show yet!
It starts like this:
But the damage is usually much deeper:
After you dig it out - put construction FOAM in the hole. It
will expand for a few days - push it in - let it expand again - trim the foam:
Caulk the area OR you can cover with clear
fiberglass (you don't have to). Let dry. Paint.
A local church - same condition:
Thanks for looking!
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