Langley Passive House – Part 5 – Door Install

Doors are installed similarly to windows. A 2×4 ripped is offset at jamb and head. The door frame rests on plywood spacers and is glued/sealed with adhesive foam. The frame is over a self-adhered flashing at sill which itself sits above rigid EPS at concrete foundation. The EPS is painted with compatible damp-proofing. 2 layers of rigid roxul provide a thermal bridge free installation at the wall. On the interior the door is taped to the concrete topping at floor and to the studs at jamb & head.

The door install shares the non-conventional details as the wall detail (see Part 4). The exterior insulated strategy shown here is considered the most robust ( is endorsed by the Home Protection Office ( the same people who insure your home.

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