I recently had a Renewal by Anderson contractor (The Window Place) install a
rather expensive ($3,500) pair of exterior French doors that open to a
screened-in porch. They are a really beautiful set of well-made doors, but
I complained about the door threshold that rises 2-1/2 inches above the
interior flooring and that I'm afraid presents a tripping hazard.
Residential code appears to require a threshold rise of no more than 1-1/2
inches. Anderson has only offered to build up the external part of the
threshold using a a 2x10 to provide a flat place to step when passing
through the doors (the current threshold solution is rather uneven). The
real fix in my opinion is to lower the threshold by modifying the metal
plate and door seal and lowering the door/frame. Not a easy fix! My
question is: is it reasonable to ask Anderson to lower the threshold and
door frame or is there another way?
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