Product Description and Installation
Doors that open out (out-swing) are the most weather resistant. You should seriously consider this option when building or remodeling your home in geographical areas susceptible to strong winds, such as near large bodies of water or inland with no wind break. The out-swing door unit will prevent the door from flexing away from the stop surface of the jamb in high winds and actually force it to seal tighter. The combination of the out-swing unit and the proper threshold and weatherstripping creates a level of protection from the elements unmatched by other door systems.
The photo above illustrates a typical residential application of our half- inch tall out-swing threshold. Note the rubber bumper at the inside creating an air seal at the bottom of the door. The drip cap with the drag strip mounted on the exterior gives an added level of protection from the elements.