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Old 01-07-2014, 01:09 PM   #1
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Insulated door units

A couple years ago I installed two insulated entry door units. They suck! Don't close tight at the top, all the mortising for the hinges are inaccurate and even the strike was mortised wrong. I bought them from Home Depot and realize that this is not there fault. Is there possibly an over sized weatherstrip for these stupid things? They have the channel in the jambs to accept it.


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All sounds like it could be installation issues to me.
If the jambs not plumb there's going to be a gap.
If someone try to install it on a floor that is not level and or pulled the shipping plug out of the latch hole before finishing the install the jambs going to go up or down throwing off the latch bolt alignment.


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Old 01-07-2014, 03:02 PM   #3
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Poor product, and possibly poor installation as Joe alluded to. Our company will no longer install box store doors due to the hit or miss (mostly miss) quality of the assembly.... There is oversized Q lon weatherstripping available. You may have to order it online though. Ultimately it is not fixing the inherent issues, but I suppose it will cut down on your air leakage. It may make the door harder to close though.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:31 PM   #4
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Doors can be tricky. We are servicing several for past clients right now on homes that have moved around with the weather and lack of moisture (newer homes that replaced their doors after a few years).

If the install isn't just right and the door isn't well built (there is a reason the expensive ones are expensive), that is going to lead to overall poor performance.

Sorry you are having issues with this unit. Can it be adjusted or pulled and re-set?
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