Although Lennar admits that the door edges should have been painted to prevent damage, they also admit it’s too late to prevent the damage now. That’s not my fault.
This issue was first reported shortly after the one-year warranty inspection.
Why must door edges be painted?
The most simple answer is the paint prevents moisture damage and warping to the doors. HomeOne has a great thread on this if you are interested.
As I’ve explained, I’ve had tons of problems with my exterior doors, but this is specific to the interior doors. The lack of paint on the door edges is even more critical considering the mold and water intrusion issues I have in my new construction Lennar home.
What was my response?
That’s not my fault.
Note: As of the date of this publication, all the Lennar executives went silent and none of the construction repairs were ever made, including the promised replacements of two, improperly installed and defective A/C units causing extensive mold exposure and health issues.
Here’s the summary of the issue from all of Lennar construction issues I keep in a spreadsheet.
*Note: For simplicity, the Lennar and WCI Communities names here are used interchangeably as Lennar took over WCI in February of 2017.
Door edges need paint description
Top and bottom edges of interior doors needs to be painted to prevent warping.
Original response to door edges need paint issue from Joel Fedora
WCI will have the tops and bottoms of all doors painted
Lennar in-house legal response to door edges need paint issue
Fletcher Painting will paint the tops and bottom of any doors that were not originally painted.
Amanda Buffinton legal response to Lennar about door edges need paint issue
Buffinton response to Lennar outside legal (prior to filing the 558)
Resolved. Mr. Fannin reserves his rights.
Final WCI outside legal response to 558 complaint
WCI offered to resolve this item but the Homeowner canceled the repair.
Note: This is not true at all. See: WCI (Now Lennar Homes) Lied in Their Legal Response. Why?
Lennar executive’s response on 5/22/2017
No action will be taken.
My note on the spreadsheet: Why was this changed? UPDATED: Steve Smith indicates it’s too late to prevent damage to the doors. Follow-up during additional inspections.