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How to make exterior nesting box doors weather resistant?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by newmama0512, Oct 9, 2014.

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    I'm having a hard time figuring out how to make my external nesting boxes doors weather resistant. I want the doors opening on the side (not the top if the box) and also want them opening down or out like a cabinet, not up. There really isn't a big overhang to help keep water out. The roof of the nesting box is shingled. They are East facing & I don't want rain coming in & making things soaked. I'll be putting gutters on, which might give a bit more overhang to help with weather. I'm not sure if putting trim tight to the doors with some weather stripping would be best or somehow trying to use flashing at the top, under the trim, too?!? It looks like (on the example picture), they put the trim tight & then put the hinges on the trim instead of hiding them on the inside.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! And if anyone has pictures of what worked for you...I'm very visual! Thanks in advance!

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