Cold-weather performance of hinged exterior doors

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Journal titleSpecification Associate
Pages1422; # of pages: 9
Subjecthinged doors; cold weather; steel; cladding products; performance standards; Building envelope; porte a peinture; temps froid; acier; produit de parement; norme de performance
AbstractTraditionally, hinged exterior doors used in residential construction have been made almost exclusively of wood. An alternative has recently been offered in the form of insulated steel-clad exterior doors, but a prime consideration of their acceptance is their performance in cold weather. As there is currently no performance standard for assessing such doors, the Division of Building Research was asked by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation to develop guidelines for evaluating the cold-weather performance of hinged exterior doors in general, and steel- clad doors in particular. The Division initiated a laboratory investigation on a number of steel-clad and wood doors to determine the factors that describe the cold- weather performance of hinged exterior doors.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number14403
NPARC number20374456
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Record created2012-07-23
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