Tips for installing a French patio door
I am going to be installing a set of Pella Architect Series French patio doors this weekend in my home. My exterior walls are double masonary, but unfortunately all installation instructions provided by Pella (or all the other major door manufacturers, for that matter) are for installation in wood framed wall with siding. Therefore, all references to nailing fins to the exterior sheathing, vapor barriers, flashing tape, etc, do not really apply.
I already have the rough openings cut, and lined on the interior course with 2×4 lumber. I also have new concrete sills poured.
I am looking for any hints/tips/suggestions on proper installation. Certainly I know about ensuring level & plumb and things like that. It’s more waterproofing/weatherproofing aspects and sealing that I’m concerned about. I’m in a cold winter environment if that makes any difference.
Any offers of advice would be very greatly appreciated.