Thursday, November 13, 2014

A LITTLE CAULK COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!

Caulking, when exposed to the weather for a number of years, can dry out and chip away.  If you don’t re-caulk the outside edge of your sliding patio door track where it meets the cement, rain water will seep in and rot the wood below.

As the wood softens, the track sinks about 3/4″, just enough for the door to clear the track above. Then, when you open the 200 lb door, it falls on you! We have seen this more than once.

If your patio door track feels a little squishy when you step on it, you might consider a little maintenance before it becomes an issue.

 Fallen

14 comments:

Dolores Brown said...

Wow! Holy cow! That's crazy that the whole sliding door can fall over like that. I'll have to remember to put caulk on the door regularly. I wouldn't want that heavy door falling on me or anyone else. http://www.goldenwindows.com

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Chris Hemsworth said...

Thank You so much for sharing this bit of information. Its something we many of us might not have taken care of.

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Pavlos Lombardi said...

That's so crazy, I can't believe that sliding door fell like that. Now I'm going to have to go and check all of my sliding doors, haha. I just don't want this happening to me too!
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