Here is a great example of a DOORBRIM window rain diverter installation preventing water intrusion above and around windows. You can also spray paint your DOORBRIM window rain diverters custom colors in the field to match your siding or trim.
First and foremost, a DOORBRIM window rain diverter is an affordable and proven solution to help solve leaking issues at doors and windows. Furthermore, all types of buildings including residential, industrial and commercial are suitable for DOORBRIM door & window canopies. A DOORBRIM window rain diverter, sometimes referred to as a rain drip edge, provides protection with a dripless front gutter. Our canopies divert water away from building structures. This helps stop leaks and keeps doorways, walks and ramps drip free.
DOORBRIM Basement Window Rain Diverter benefits:
- A DOORBRIM window rain diverter is a rain deflector for exterior doors made from durable ABS plastic, consequently it is weather tolerant.
- Sized for a standard 36″ door or window.
- Dimensions are 54 1/4″ outside width, 51 1/2″ inside width, 7 1/2″ high and 7 1/2″ deep. Additional specifications:
- Door hoods come in standard UV protected colors of almond (off white), beige or gray. Additionally, you can easily painted them any custom color.
- Easily installed with (optional) stainless steel fasteners in a simple bed of caulking.
- Installation on rough or uneven surfaces like brick, rough texture stucco, tilt up concrete or metal buildings are possible but require an (optional) combination of closed cell foam butyl rods and structural caulking.
- Most noteworthy, DOORBRIM products prevent costly and premature repairs.
- Green Features: DOORBRIM door canopies proactively discourage hidden mold by preventing water intrusion.
- Door canopies extend the life of doors, jambs and hardware.
- ABS plastic is also fully recyclable.
- Finally, your Satisfaction is Guaranteed.
Why buy DOORBRIM products?
Our rain diverters provide protection and are superior to competitor metal flashings in several aspects. Unlike our competitor’s products made of steel, DOORBRIM awnings will never rust and will last a lifetime. A huge difference is the integrated front gutter. DOORBRIM rain diverters project a full 7 1/2″ away from the wall compared to small metal drip edges. The front gutter will not only prevent dripping but will direct water out and away from building structures. Extend the life of your doors, windows and hardware with DOORBRIM rain diverters. Install our awnings easily with minimum tools. They are great alternative to expensive repairs and replacement.
Send us a few images, if your experiencing window or door leaks, and our staff will analyze your circumstances and make our best recommendations. Make sure to include an image of the overall building showing the site and roof overhangs, if existing. We will make every effort to help you solve your problem and we don’t always recommend a DOORBRIM rain diverter.
DOORBRIM Leak Checklist Tool?
- Are there any penetrations above the opening that could be the source of leaks like a wall vent, electrical light fixture, alarm, entrance keypad or louver for attic circulation?
- Look for cracks in the stucco above openings. Route out all cracks should be with a grinder and caulked. Elastomeric paint may also be a solution but not in all cases.
- Broken, clogged or leaking gutters and roof flashing may excessively funnel rain water over doors and windows.
- Check siding trim for faulty old or cracked caulking. Most noteworthy, caulking doesn’t last forever and there are many grades. The sun’s degrading UV rays will not affect 100% silicone.
- Windows and doors should have flashing installed before siding as an added protection rather than relying solely on the trim to divert water.
- If the door assemble is installed in a recess, check to see if the recess is sloped outwards correctly or inwards incorrectly.
- Look for negative pitched concrete slabs and decking that funnel water under and around thresholds and jambs. You should not rely on caulking as the sole defense in these areas. As a result, caulking typically fails here in time.
Links to Useful Articles:
1) “Understanding why doors leak”. The Construction Specifier May 2, 2013.
2) "Installing an Exterior Door", Journal of Light Construction by John Spier May 29, 2019.
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