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Condensation on an aluminum door

stuccofirst | Posted in General Questions on

Came across something interesting. A new insulated door had been installed. Its a mobile home door, so its frame is aluminum. The condensation was dripping from the inside of the frame. Is there a detail for this type of door, to prevent thermal bridging, or condensation?

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    I would say that mobile home components are not known for their energy detailing.

    It's always safer to use components designed for a real house. However, if the door was installed in a mobile home, there's not much you can do about it, unless you want to remove the door and the jamb and try to install a real exterior door with a wood jamb.

  2. user-659915 | | #2

    Congratulations. You've just seen proof that aluminum is the most excellent conductor of heat among all common construction materials. Thermal bridge par excellence.

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