3.1201.4 Pocket Door

Windows and Doors
Maintenance, Repair, and Sealing
Desired Outcome: 
Pocket door sealed top and back to prevent leakage
Backing and infill

Backing or infill will be provided as needed to meet the specific characteristics of the selected material and the characteristics of the hole

The infill will not bend, sag, or move once installed

Minimize hole size to ensure successful use of sealant

Ensure closure is permanent and supports any load (e.g., wind, insulation)

Ensure sealant does not fall out

Sealant selection

Sealants will be compatible with their intended surfaces

Sealants will allow for differential expansion and contraction between dissimilar materials

Sealants will be continuous and meet fire barrier specifications, according to authority having jurisdiction

Sealant will be used in accordance with OSHA OSHA U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, www.osha.gov /manufacturer safety protocol for worker and occupant safety

Manufacturer SDS SDS Safety Data Sheet sheet will be followed for worker safety

Select permanent sealant

Ensure sealant meets or exceeds the performance characteristics of the surrounding materials