I need help guys! Rain coming under front door & ruining floor!
I suppose this should go under home repair but I'm much more comfortable here. Plus, I need extra advice on top of just the repair stuff regarding aesthetics, so I need you guys! Anyway, here goes:
We don't have much of an overhang outside by our front door. When we redid the inside of the house five-something years ago, we put wood throughout the main spaces. It was all tile before. My contractor had said that with a shallow outdoor overhang, it's common for water to come in and it can get under the floor. With tile, owners never notice. But with wood, it can be a problem. Thus, the travertine entry by the door. We also put a sweep on the bottom of the door...
However, I've noticed over the past year or so (and we've had a couple of really bad storms over the past couple of months) that the wood floor finish has started to buckle/warp about three feet beyond that travertine entry and about 6" or so to the right of the door.
Of course this happens now because OUR HOUSE IS FOR SALE RIGHT NOW. So I don't know what to do. It's noticeable because the light shines right in from the glass door. You can see the little lines from the finish warping. What should we do about this?
I guess I'm wondering if, as a seller, do we go ahead and repair the damage or just disclose it and offer $$?
IF we repair it, what on earth would we do to prevent it from happening again? My thoughts were to extend the tile area (do a darker tile??) but I don't want it to look strange. I also don't want to sink a lot of money into this since we are selling.
For reference, this is to the right of the door:
And this is a somewhat decent shot of the whole area, the living and the darker tile that's in the kitchen:
I don't have pictures of the warped areas. But I wanted you to see what the inset of entry tile currently looks like. I just don't know what to do with such an open entry area and with our selling situation. WWGWD??