Mar 19, 2021 1:34 pm
We are working through the design of our new place.
A WIP plan that I've been working on can be found:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6h9u9nggqtbno ... G.pdf?dl=0
With the door between the house and garage, we don't want it opening either way - opening into the house is in an awkward area, opening into the garage also reduces a little bit of space (I need to increase the setback from the current design).
On the plan its current a a swinging door (blue). Sliding doors are shown red.
I was thinking of a cavity slider instead.
- What is the ballpark price difference between a swinging door and a cavity slider? Is it closer to $100, $1000 or $2000?
- I assume a lock set can be made to work.
What do people think of having a sliding door? It's a bit unconventional I know, but its mostly for us anyway, its not the main entry. With the shape of the house/block and what we want we have to make some compromises (like everyone!).
I could move the garage/house door further down (closer to the main door) but there isn't anywhere in that area I want a swinging door to open into.
Garage - House Door as Cavity Slider2
Mar 19, 2021 1:47 pm
I've never found sliding door lock sets to particularly secure. That said, most people don’t lock their internal garage door anyway, trusting that their garage door is secure enough (which it probably isn’t). Therefore, I think using a cavity sliding door is perfectly fine as long as you understand the limitations and it gives you other benefits.
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Mar 19, 2021 3:36 pm
Ours was meant to be a cavity slider on the plans but I asked to change it to a swing door to get a better seal and insulation (given that the "external" insulation is in the garage internal walls). Can't remember if there was any cost with this.
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Mar 19, 2021 3:44 pm
i was under the belief that the internal door to the garage must be airtight to prevent carbon monoxide entering the house,
a cavity slider would not meet this requirement
I don't think you'll find any door on a home being airtight. You may be confusing this with weathertight/weatherproof requirement, which is not the same as air tight. In any case, its the external garage door (not the roller door, but the hinged one usually at the back) that is required to be weathertight/proof.
You'll find that the walls and ceiling are not airtight either, so even if you managed to seal the door in a way that made it truly airtight, the garage/house still wouldn't be.
Re: Garage - House Door as Cavity Slider9
Mar 19, 2021 7:32 pm
Thanks for the feedback all.
I will check with the designer about the door spec requirements.
Have had this in two houses and would never have a hinged door into the garage, they take up too much floor space. Same goes for other areas in the house, I always choose CSD's wherever possible although some people hate them...who knows why? Don't think they do themselves. LOL
If there are big gaps around the door, then whoever did the installation is not doing a good job. Simple!
Re: Garage - House Door as Cavity Slider10
Oct 20, 2021 5:47 am
Maybe you need a piece of advice from a professional. I understand why you want a sliding door. Probably I would be thinking the same if I were in your situation. When I was looking for a door for our kitchen and the bathrooms, I didn't know which one would be the best to keep the smell and noise to enter other rooms, but the guys from which I bought the doors helped me choose. I found mine from https://doordesignlab.com/interior-doors.html, and I am delighted with my decision. Maybe they can advise you on the perfect door for you.
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