Selection of Product
Product performance requires proper product selection and correct installation.
Therefore, it is the sole responsibility of the architect, specification writer, contractor, building owner or the installer to ensure the following:
A. All products selected and purchased meet all local, state and federal government codes and regulations.
B. All products selected and purchased are compatible with any and all conditions that may occur at the installation site either present or future.
C. Are properly stored, handled, installed and finished as set for in COBB handling and finishing instructions.
If the door is exposed to the elements, a fine bead of silicone caulk should be used between glass and stop or panel and stop on the exterior side of the door. Also, make sure all joints are properly sealed. All finishes should be checked periodically throughout the year to see if they require refinishing. Swing out doors with high exposure are not warranted.
Periodic finish maintenance is required to ensure the life of the door is extended. The danger of moisture, exposure to sunlight, and weather exposure effect finish life. It is recommended to maintain finish yearly.
Overhang Factoring-Swing in Doors
Adequate overhang is very critical to the life and performance of any exterior door. A proper overhang will help protect your door from the elements and extend the life of the door. In most climate conditions the following formula can be used to determine the appropriate amount of overhang: X=1/2Y (where X is the length of the overhang required and Y is the distance from the bottom of the door to the base of the overhang.) For example, if the measurement from the bottom of the door to the base of the overhang is 8 feet, then the required overhang is 4 feet. For more severe climates, very wet or dry areas, the following formula should be used: Y=X.