I bought a top-of-the-line Clopay steel garage door (model 4310,
16x7') in the spring. When the rains came, I observed water dripping
from the hinges, and also out the corner styles from each panel, and
accumulating in the bottom tubular weatherstrip and on the floor. The
dealer said Clopay acknowledged the problem, and four new panels were
shipped and installed in September.
Well guess what? With the first weather that blew in the right
direction, there's more leakage. I'd say that a good cup of water
runs out of the door when you lift it after a rain, again from the
corner styles. Dealer thinks it's just one panel, and wants to
replace just one. I say they need to get a factory rep out here with
a hose to determine just how it's leaking in. It does not appear to
be going under the side weatherstrip, as there's no water visible from
the inside with the door closed. There are no windows. Perhaps it's
getting into the joints between the panels, but I don't see how it can
get around the tongue-and-groove baffles.
Does anyone know what's normal for a door like this? What happens to
water that seeps into the joints, then migrates to either end of the
door? It's very disturbing to think that there's moisture and
eventual rust through inside these panels.