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Question DetailsAsked on 9/22/2016

my screen house roof is leaking and the two doors are rotting can they be repaired ?

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Sure - question is whether you are talking minor replacement of a few damaged places in roof and walls and doors, or substantial replacement. Would take an inspection to determine WHERE the water is coming in, and then whether it is a spot problem, or due to general aging and deterioration or improper workmanship so requires a total reroof or such.


Doors can be refinished - but unless fancy inlaid design or hand-carved or such, normally cheaper to just replace them with new if actually "rotting" rather than just weathered and needing repainting - probably a vinyl for a sunroom because of the generally more severe weathering exposure and reduced drying out between rains. (And of course having an awning or apron roof over the door is the most professional way to reduce the weathering of doors. Actually, for severly weathered doors of common economy replcement of the door and frame with a pre-hung door can still be cheaper than stripping it down and refinishing, because of the high cost of labor compared to the cost of factory-built pre-hung doors.


I would talk to a General Contractor or few who routinely deal in screened Porches and Decks (one category) or Remodeling - General Contractor (another Search the List category) for bidson doing the repair.


Generally, one would fix the roof first and then repair the damage below that, but potential for supporting member damage should be looked at initially, because if that needs replacement generally one would do temporary patch on the roof, fix the structural issues, then after any chance of roof movement is gone then replace the roof, if full roof replacement is called for.


Doors could be rotting due to excessive water exposure, or from water coming down from the roof on or in the walls - obviously if the former you might need to be looking at a porch roof or awning or such or storm door, if the latter the leak needs to be fixed then the door (and maybe surrounding wood) needs to be torn into to remove and replace the rotted material.

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