The rear part of my house really gets blasted by the rain. The
negligible roof overhang makes things worse. As a result, the
rear door to my deck is getting damaged, and tends to swell
up making it hard to open. As well, the trim molding is taking a
beating (cracking in places). The window next to the door is also
I hired a company to install an awning over my rear door and
window. It is a fixed (i.e. not retractable) canvas awning,
protrudes 4' out from the building. My specific instructions to
them were to install something to protect the rear door and
window from rain.
We hard our first rain, and the awning didn't work at all. There is
a small gap where the canvas awning meets the side of the house.
Water is pouring through the gap, down onto the door and window.
Am I being reasonable in expecting the canvas awning to have kept
the water out? Before talking to these guys, I'd like to understand
whether their work was deficient, or if there was a
miscommunication and I wound up asking for something not