The placement and protection of your Antigua door is a major factor in the longevity and maintenance it will require. Solid hardwood exterior doors should be protected from direct exposure to sun and precipitation by adequate roof overhang. Doors facing to the North offer the best natural protection, while doors facing South have the greatest risk. Doors facing West and East have moderate risk. The higher the risk, the more overhead protection is required.
Without adequate overhang protection, exterior doors are susceptible to a variety of problems such as rapid finish deterioration or color fade, splitting, warping, exaggerated panel or molding shrinkage, joint separation, and water damage. Exterior doors with a dark finish absorb heat from the sun and are even more vulnerable than lighter finished doors.
In order for our warranty to apply, the length of the roof overhang must be equal to, or exceed, half the distance from the base of the door to the bottom of the overhang. In other words, if the base of the door to the bottom of the overhang is twelve feet, the overhang must be at least six feet. This rule applies to doors facing North, East, and West. With doors facing South, the overhang length must match that of the distance from the base of the door, to the bottom of the overhang. For example, if the base of the door to the bottom of the overhang is twelve feet, the overhang must be at least twelve feet. Exterior Doors in locations without adequate overhead protection will be excluded from our warranty.
A = Distance from the base of the door to the bottom of the overhang
B = Length of the overhang
• Exterior doors facing North, East, or West.
B = ½ A
• Exterior doors facing South.
B = A