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Old 02-23-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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Hollow vs Solid core door - What insulates (temperature) better?


What insulates better in terms of temperature? I need a door for my cold storage room and since it's in a bedroom, I'd like it to have good insulation properties.

I know for sound insulation, solid core is better. But what about temperature? Does the air trapped in a hollow core help improve its insulation properties, or is a solid core door better?

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Old 02-23-2013, 11:45 AM   #2
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Why not frame it in for an exterier metal door. Then it would be air sealed and foam cored for insulation.

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+1 for the exterior door. neither of the wood options has stink for R value. good gaskets are as important as whatever (little) R you can get from any standard door.
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