Raising an exterior door frame
I live in climate zone 4A and have a 44 year old, completely non-insulated slab (on grade). I have a big project coming up so I want to seize the chance to insulate on top of my existing slab. There are plenty of articles on GBA for how to do that and I’m pretty sure I can handle that part. There is one small detail that NOBODY ever talks about in these threads anywhere on the internet. My entry doors have aluminum thresholds 1-1.5″ above the slab. If I go ultra minimal and do 1/2″ rigid foam and another 1/2″ wood, I have basically no room for the flooring.
Intuition tells me I need to re-frame my entry doors to make them 1″ higher (or however much I decide). I understand the framing part but that information is super easy to find. The information I need is the threshold specifically. What should I do to lift the threshold so I can reuse my existing doors and have it be done right?
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