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    Hi, I am having a problem with water leaking from above my door. The water is leaking from the top left side on the pic. I have run some flshing on the top to redirect the water that is running down the siding from getting inside the channel on the top of the door. We had a bad storm yesterday, amd I noticed water leaking again. Note, there is now brick moulding installed on the front. Thanks

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    Default Flashing and drips

    An unprotected exterior door is always prone to leaks and drips.

    There is a number of trim details on your home left and right and the most likely reason for your leaks is failed chaulking and missing flashing.

    The building code change not so long ago and the new flashing requirements are much stricter and now we have rain screen engineers and the lot up here in Vancouver.

    Best advice I could give you is to pull down the siding and trim details in and around your door and make sure there is 60 min building paper and proper flashing. I would be tempted to build you a short stand off roof to protect the top of the door.

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    How far behind the siding should the flashing extend up? I think the problem here is that there is no where for the water to go, above the door the siding gos up 3 floors, so you get all that water running down.

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    Assuming there is tar paper or a building wrap on the house, if it is applied properly, it is up like shingles. If the flashing is behind that, it shouldn't matter how far up and how far the water might flow behind the siding. Properly applied siding should not allow water flow, though, in the first place. Ice and water shield can help, too.
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    It look like the water was running off the top of the garage door and getting behind the trim around the garage door. I added some flashing around the trim and I caulked where the flashing where it meets the trim so if water gets behind, it will only be able to run down and not behind the trim. As for right above entry door, it looks like the edge of the flashing was not caulked so the water could get into the side where the flashing above the door and the trim next to it met, I caulke it and it looks like there is not more leak.

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