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Posted by BEG on December 16th, 1999 10:44 PM
In reply to Exterior Door Noises when cool by Ron Martin on December 16th, 1999 06:05 PM [Go to top of thread]

Different materials expand and contract at different rates. This door sounds like it is at war with itself. The metal assumes a "size" depending on whether it is in "cool mode" or "warm mode". When it starts to change shape, it has to let you know by going "pop".

Some manufacturer's charge extra for this feature,
especially in California.

Anyway, if your door is exposed, lots of sun during the day then lots of cold at night, for example, it probably gets more stress, verses a door that is under a porch and out of the sunlight, and therefore maintains a more constant temperature. This would be especially true in winter cuz the temperatures vary so much.

Not knowing the manufacturer, hard to tell if you have a poorly designed door. Hell, you can hardly tell when you have all the info anymore. Some of the most expensive doors have more problems than less expensive models.

Bottom line, if you are not getting any sleep cuz at 1:30am you streak out of bed loading your shotgun every night, get rid of the door. You can sell it real e-z anymore. In fact, if you have an auction, you can get more for it than you paid. The other option, really the first one, is to call the sales person where you bought it and tell him you need him to asses the issue. If he is over 16, you may get somewhere. If not, call the manufacturer and explain the problem to him and see if you can get satisfaction (helps if you are "not" an attorney). Odds are, a "lack of sleep" cuz of a "pop" is not going to get you very far which brings you back to the action idea. At least when you get door #2,you can make the fact it needs to "not" pop as part of your sales contract.

Good luck.

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