Thermal Break - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-11-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: South East PA
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Thermal Break


Here's what I have...

Current situation: A breeze way in between garage and main house with the exterior door in between. (See attached)

Modified situation: The door pictured will be eliminated and a new door will be faced on the front set back a couple of feet to maintain a little overhead, but will now enter in to a mud room (see attached for the plan)

My question is this...does a therma break need to be installed (cut into the existing slab) at the door sill?

Thanks for your help!
Attached Thumbnails
Thermal Break-img_1239.jpg  
Attached Images
 

Advertisement

mykquin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 09:15 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: MI's Western UP
Posts: 599
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Thermal Break


You'll always have an uninsulated underneath your mud room, unless you lift it up and insulate underneath the new sub floor; or tear out, insulate and re-pour the slab there. I'd leave the exterior door in place if I were you. the mud room will still be quite a bit warmer than the old breezeway in the winter, but it would be an unheated area.

have you considered the insurance ramifications of this alteration?

Advertisement

forresth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 10:02 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: South East PA
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Thermal Break


The new mud room will have heat coming from the kitchen and we're considering radiant heat under tile as well as insulation throughout. Will also be insulating the garage at some point next spring.

Not sure I catch your meaning about insurance ramifications?
mykquin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2011, 09:13 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 10,007
Rewards Points: 2,080
Default

Thermal Break


You will want to isolate the entry slab from the garage bricks for a thermal/capillary break.
The wall bricks will wick the heat from the room to the colder garage and house walls.
Re-routing the hood fan ? through the new space may be a challenge. At least you will solve the mold problem and ineffective flashing.

Gary
__________________
If any ads are present in my answer above, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed, they are there against my permission.
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to fix thermal break in cinder blocks tsg234 Carpentry 2 07-15-2011 01:32 PM
Thermal audit on new build (thermal pics) danreg99 General DIY Discussions 0 03-14-2011 08:38 PM
Thermal Zone Ductless Minisplit wrldruler HVAC 3 02-23-2009 06:31 AM
Thermal Barrier Windows vs Vinal Windows MeraleeCrowl Remodeling 6 11-05-2008 05:46 PM
Thermal Break For Tile fierysun Flooring 2 03-06-2008 07:22 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts