Ask the Experts | Ask the Door Guys | Exterior Door and Frame Gaps

Question:

What is the acceptable gap between leaves on a pair of exterior steel doors?

 

Answer:

The clearance between the door and frame shall be a maximum of 1/8” for both single swing and pairs of doors, however since these are exterior, an open gap is not recommended and weather-stripping should be provided to seal the perimeter and meeting edge of the opening.

 

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