spray foam around new door


Old 10-14-14, 07:47 PM
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spray foam around new door

Recently, I replaced an ancient sliding door that was destroyed in a break in with a new vinyl slider. The installer seemed to do a very thorough job shimming, and caulking the new door. My only concern during the install was the cheap looking see thru fiberglass insulation he stuffed in the 1/4 inch gaps on the sides and top of the door before putting the new interior trim on.
I am considering yanking out his insulation and using a decent spray foam and wanted to verify this would be a wise move. My primary concern is that if I over do it by even a small amount I could risk pushing the door out of square and create more issues than I solve. Thanks in advance for any advice!
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Old 10-14-14, 08:03 PM
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You could use a non-expanding foam or caulking
Old 10-14-14, 08:04 PM
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Its good that you understand the risks.

If you can find Dap Latex foam you can use as much as you like with no worries. It doesn't expand with the pressure of polyurethane foams.

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