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Exterior Door Conditions
Thursday, June 20, 2024, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
Category: 2024 Member Meetings

Date: 6/20/2024

Presenters: Matt VanderVeen (QC Manager) and Chris Thayne (Building Envelope Manager)

Location: RDH Building Science Inc.

2101 N 34th St Suite 130

Seattle, WA 


There are typically several types of exterior doors on each project. Whether you’re responsible for construction drawings, quality control or field coordination, getting it right the first time can be a challenging task. Some exterior doors occur in the fire escape egress pathway, others need robust waterproofing, all of them should be air barrier compliant and others need to be ADA-accessible. This educational training will cover lessons learned and tips about back dams, transitions to bolt-on decks, door thresholds, air and water barriers and maintaining ADA on common door types such as hollow metal, storefront, single & multiple panel sliding doors and single swing doors.

Initial Course Outline:

  • Rough openings: wood & metal framing, concrete curbs & buck-outs
  • Door ‘sill pan’ waterproofing products and methods
  • Transitions at bolt-on decks, pavers and concrete
  • ADA door accessibility and water migration
  • Thermal & air barrier performance at door frames and thresholds

Types of doors covered: Hollow metal doors, storefront doors, single and multiple panel sliding doors, fiberglass and vinyl type swing doors