30 Aug '13, 12pm

Air Tight Garage Door? #green

I have a unique set of requirements for a garage I'm building. I've been unable to find anything online in terms of 7' x 7' air tight garage door. 1. Because of plumbing in the garage, I have to heat it all winter in an especially high altitude (cold) location in zone 7b. 2. The insulation is R-40 walls, R60 attic, R-20 around the foundation, with FPSF detailing. 3. I don't need to open the garage door more than about 10 times per year. 4. I didn't insulate under the slab, in the hopes I could get free geothermal heat radiating up at the year round average soil temperature of 43 deg. F. 5. Since it's not for vehicles, I want the garage to be very air tight. I ruled out an overhead garage door, because I felt it would be impossible to air seal. I'm just about to start making a pair of slab carriage doors with piano hinges and face seals around all four sides, but I don't wa...

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