Rotting Shed Doors
(Conover, NC, USA)
My Rotten Shed Door
I have a Gambrel Roof 12x20 building with double door on the long side. Shed is about 8 years old and the left door as you are facing the building is rotting from the bottom up.
I built a ramp to go up to the doors and there is a 1/4" to 1/2" gap between the ramp and the building to allow rain water to drip. The building is on blocks. The doors face to the south.
The angled 2" x 6" above the center door has turned up and out for the first 9 - 12 ".
I thought perhaps building a porch cover would help stop the door from rotting but don't know where to hook the rafters.
Do I run a board across the angle above the wall and start rafters from there?
I can easily build a door such as you show or I can attempt to copy the one that is already on the shed. I thought this was something special to my shed until I went to my cousin's up North and he is having the same problem with the same door location. My cousin said he has to replace his about every 5 years or so. He did put a small jut out over the doors which did not stop the rotting problem.
How do I stop the door from rotting in the future?