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Old 05-25-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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My special order 34" exterior entry door finally came in so I may attempt the install on Monday. I've been watching install videos online. Based on my house age and having the original door I know it won't have house wrap. Some of the online videos show people adding it. I have old aluminum siding and plaster on the inside so I don't think I can add that around the door frame without possibly doing a lot of damage. What about the door sill. I see som people use self adhering waterproof membrane and some just silicone caulk. What do people recommend. I do see all installs use the drip cap at the top.


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A one piece sill pan flashing is preferred in this case.

When it comes to preventing leaks, you never ever want to rely on a caulk joint alone.


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no housewrap?you may find some felt paper under the aluminum

wait till you see the threshold sitting on notched out floor joist
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