So i have been on the mission to look for a stylish modern door that is both beautiful, but also energy efficient, with low air leakage. I have already thrown out glass doors since its just not the…Continue
"Hammer and Hand make beautiful, high-end, super efficient and durable custom doors. These doors are not mass-market (hence the "custom" part) but they are much better than most custom doors available out there. The people who are in the…"
"Oh, and to eliminate the leaky "sweep" gasket at the sill, we used an outswing door (with a bumper sill) installed backwards. Note that this only works under a deep porch, since the "inside" of an outswing door will not shed…"
"Attached is the best I can do. I once saw a pin router for sale on Craig's list explicitly
designed for field cut installs. Your builder should be tooled up for doing this.
I would be interested in the outcome of all this.
"Looks like quote i just got back were as follows. $135 for standard emtek double boor prep and hardware. $402 for mortise lockset and prep. $575 for Mortise with multipoint lock.
William, Can you explain a Q-Lon weather strip, and how this may be…"
"3 point mortice locks are widely used in Europe and do not cost much more here. Combined with a Q-lon weather strip they give a good air seal.
The Scandinavians are probably the leaders in high performance joinery e.g.…"
"I personally don't have an answer for you and would have to research the web myself.
You could start by contacting forum members in the UK or other parts of Europe for advice for instance. In the title above there is a link to the members, and…"
"I like the idea proposed for a glass entry way on a back porch. Not a front entry though. Front entry is really a curb appeal thing.
double bore locks came about from people wanting cheap hardware. I think Mortise is at least a good step up to hold…"
"Most European hardware engages on all sides pulling the door into the gaskets evenly for a tight seal all around. It's understandable that that adds to the cost as the mechanism is significantly more complex. But those doors can still be mass…"
"I'm a BIG fan of the entry porch. Two well insulated doors and a place to kick off my muddy boots. If it is on the South side, add some insulated windows and collect a little winter sun. An idea taken from homes that were…"
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