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Old 11-11-2011, 11:26 AM  
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Not sure how someone could install a new door with a nailing fin on it, install woindow tape and Z molding if the siding was not removed. And yes it would have to come off from the top down, and yes sometimes a few pieces do get damaged, but they do still make and sell aluminum siding.



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Old 11-11-2011, 12:30 PM  
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tlsmith It's best to start your own post not add onto someone elses.
How did that water get all over the siding, where you doing a water test?
Looks like someone tryed to micky mouse some form of Z moulding over that door. I'd bet for one thing it's angled back toward the wall and does not go up behind the siding and just sits on top of the brick molding. I'd remove that piece of siding and see.
Also if that water is from rain then someone messed up when step flashing your porch roof allowing water to get in behind the siding.
The water got in the siding from alot of rain coming down today. I'm not sure the proper way for the z flashing to be? I took a few more photos to try and show you moreso what it looks like. When I look above the patio door, underneath the siding, there is no water seeping in there from above. Therefore the water must be getting in below - around the top of door/j-channel? What are your thoughts? The drip cap goes up behind siding and is angled away from the house.

What exactly do you mean by "step flashing" my porch?


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Old 11-11-2011, 02:14 PM  
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http://www.loweslink.com/pubdocuments/Pella%20ProLine%20Sliding%20Patio%20Door%20-%20Tape%20Installation%20Method.pdf
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:14 AM  
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The step flashing is used under the shingles on the porch roof not the porch.
There's no reason I can think of that there should be that much water on the siding and on those rafters after a simple rain storm, looks like something is leaking from above or in that roof.

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Looks more like a leaky roof.



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