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Marvin Patio Door Install

Posted by jjs777 (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 6, 13 at 22:09

About a year ago I had new Marvin windows and a new patio door installed, and I am very happy with how they look and how they have performed so far. However, i have a question now about the patio door. Around the outside of the patio door, there is some sort of trim that sort of obscures the view of where the patio door frame meets the siding. Upon further inspection a few days ago it seems that there is no caulk around the outside of the patio door where it meets the siding. Should there be caulk around the patio door as there is around every window I had installed? I know the pictures are not great, but it is hard to get a good picture of the space.

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RE: Marvin Patio Door Install

It is hard to say for sure by that pic, but it appears to be "j" style trim, which is designed not to be caulked. There are other steps that should be taken behind the siding to insure a leak- proof installation, but that is impossible to see at this point.... But to answer your question again, no that should not be caulked.... At least from what I can tell by that pic.

RE: Marvin Patio Door Install

Karateguy, thank you for your response, that is what I wanted to hear!

RE: Marvin Patio Door Install

j/k, lol.
Glad I could put your mind at ease.

RE: Marvin Patio Door Install

Can you provide another picture from a little bit farther back? I'd agree with karateguy based on what I see, but another view would be ideal to confirm that :)

RE: Marvin Patio Door Install

Door is very important in Feng Shui.
You must know the correct location for your main door during design and planning stage before you can install it.
Find out at

Here is a link that might be useful: Importance of the Door Location

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