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  • 04-09-2022 7:33am
    Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭

    I've a UPVC back door with glass on top and one of those insert panels at the bottom. I've noticed water leaking from the beading at the lowest panel.

    I removed the beading and noticed that there is no drainage holes under the insert panel, whatever water is getting past the seals on the outside has no where to go.

    can i drill my own drainage holes in the door? if so whats the best way to do it?

    many thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 38,437 ✭✭✭✭Mellor

    Where to drill a drainage hole depends on the shape of the bottom rail. Remember that a drainage hole is also a passage for water in. If its not designed to be a drained cavity, a hole could add to the problem.

    A better solution would possibly be why is water getting past the seal in the first place.

  • Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭Dangee4050

    So is it only certain types of Upvc doors that have drainage?

    Seems to be letting water in through the bottom panel.

    I always thought these doors were designed the same as Upvc windows with the drainage channels under the glazing.