A problem has surfaced recently that I would like your thoughts on:
I had a door installed where I had bay windows installed. The floor that
the door is sitting on is extended to the outside (like most bay windows are
framed). I snuck some into the joist area when remodelling my basement.
Anyway, the screws used to secure the door to the floor began forming water
on them. My suspicion is that the screws extend into/near a cold area and
with no thermal break they become cold and the warm indoor air is condensing
Seeing the problem developing, I filled the screw holes in with wood putty.
No good: now the condensation is on top of the putty. Anybody know why
this would happen? Also, is there something I can do (or use) to make a
thermal break between the screw head and the interior? As mentioned, I used
putty, but it failed.
I know the truth is out there, but I like to stay in....