3.1201.3 Exterior Doors

Topic: 
Windows and Doors
Subtopic: 
Maintenance, Repair, and Sealing
For supporting material, see Building America Solution Center.
Desired Outcome: 
Doors operable and weather tight
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
3.1201.3a
Lead paint assessment

Presence of lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes will be assumed unless testing confirms otherwise

EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov 's RRP RRP Renovation, repair, and painting Program Rule (40 CFR Part 745) in pre-1978 homes and proposed changes to this rule (Federal Register/Vol. 75, No. 87/ May 6, 2010) will be complied with, to be superseded by any subsequent final rulemaking or any more stringent state or federal standards

Protect worker and occupant from potential lead hazards

3.1201.3b
Door operation and fit

Door will be adjusted to properly fit the jamb and allow for ease of operation (e.g., hinge replacement, re-plane door, door strike adjustment)

Ensure proper operation of the door

3.1201.3c
Air infiltration Infiltration The uncontrolled passage of outside air into a building through unintended leaks in the building envelope

Details that reduce air infiltration Infiltration The uncontrolled passage of outside air into a building through unintended leaks in the building envelope will be repaired, replaced, sealed, or installed in accordance with State Energy Conservation Code or local code—whichever is more stringent (e.g., weather stripping, door bottoms, trim replacement with foam)

Reduce air infiltration Infiltration The uncontrolled passage of outside air into a building through unintended leaks in the building envelope

3.1201.3d
Water infiltration Infiltration The uncontrolled passage of outside air into a building through unintended leaks in the building envelope

Details that reduce water infiltration Infiltration The uncontrolled passage of outside air into a building through unintended leaks in the building envelope will be repaired, replaced, sealed, or installed (e.g., adjust threshold, caulk jamb to threshold, caulk trim, flashing)

Reduce water infiltration Infiltration The uncontrolled passage of outside air into a building through unintended leaks in the building envelope

3.1201.3e
Occupant education and maintenance

Occupants will be notified of changes or repairs made and will be educated on how to operate and maintain weather stripping and caulk around door and trim

Ensure long-term weather tightness