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Old 05-23-2014, 02:00 PM   #1
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Removing an added exterior door


I'm removing an exterior door in a bedroom that was added for some reason. I want to finish the opening as if it had not been there. My question is do I need tar paper or some kind of vapor barrier between the siding and insulation?
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Post pictures of the outside and inside. Most likely the door was added for the person that used that bedroom to exit outside. Without having to go through the house (ie renter).

You would need to look behind the existing siding, to find out what they did between it and the house sheathing.

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What type siding is there?
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I want to finish the opening as if it had not been there.
On a scale 1 to 100.. how important are the cosmetics to you?
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EZ. Pull out the door.put on some house wrap on the outside and integrate the siding in. Insulate the space. Put a vapor barrier on the inside. Rock and/or whatever the inside is, done and done. No worries. Ron
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I would skip the interior vapor barrier for Texas...IMO.

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I might too. But I checked the ops profile and it didn't give a state?? What did I miss?.ron
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Yes, I try to answer per location, also. Why people think insulation/ventilation, vapor barriers and rainscreen siding are not location specific, is beyond me, they just don't realize how important local conditions are, I guess. Tried to get it as a requirement when signing on but to no avail, when I was a mod. Click on the name, then posts- then read the exerts. Easy to miss, been there- done that, lol...

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I might too. But I checked the ops profile and it didn't give a state?? What did I miss?.ron
It was in on of the OPs earlier posts and introduction. not that you should HAVE to do research to answer a post.
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Thanks for the replies. The was built in '52, therefore no insulation.
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You may want to keep the door. Almost all building codes, you need a means of escape to qualify as a bedroom.
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You may want to keep the door. Almost all building codes, you need a means of escape to qualify as a bedroom.
Code here is the window must be able to be opened. The bedroom is per code.

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