Need help with water leak.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 70monte, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. 70monte

    70monte Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2009
    Aurora, MO
    When it rains hard, the floor in the back of my coop under the nest boxes gets wet. The other day I discovered it was coming from the opening of the outside access door to the nest boxes. I need some ideas on how I can fix this. Here is a picture of my nest box door and how it opens. The water appears to be getting in between the gap of the door and the sides of the coop when the door is closed.

    Thanks for any ideas you can give me to address this. I don't want the floor rotting out.

    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
  2. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would try some silicone sealant in the laps. Looks like the water is running down the verticals and catching the horizontals with no seal.
    Or, you could try to find some sort of rubber seal if you can close the door snugly.
    Also, is that door facing the prevailing wind? Won't cure it if it is, but will make it better if you turn it away from the prevailing to lee side.

    Good Luck,
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    Putting some sort of roof overhang in place should help keep the water off the door. This may be more effective than trying to keep the water out of the joints after it is already there.

  4. 70monte

    70monte Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2009
    Aurora, MO
    A roof overhang was another option I considered. I think I figured out how the water is actually getting in so I will try sealing that area and see what happens. Thanks

  5. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2011
    Eastern NY
    Id put a roof overhang on, Flash it and you should be good.

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