Door Saddle (Sill) vs Door Threshold
Door thresholds have a uniform surface across the top. Door saddles have flanges that fit at the bottom of the door.
When the door is closed, a flange fits into a recess on the door’s bottom and provides a seal. When a saddle is damaged, wind and water may leak inside or the door rubs when opened and closed.
For many exterior doorways, a threshold is installed at the bottom of the door to smooth any transition between spaces.
High traffic increases the amount of wear on the door, threshold, hinges, locks, closers, door saddles, etc.
Therefore, for high traffic areas, the opening and doors should be equipped with thresholds that can transition between different flooring materials and to adjust for height variations.
Also, for extreme weather conditions, a Thermal Barrier Saddle Threshold can be installed to prevent the outside temperature from gaining entrance into the inside space.
What Is A Thermal Barrier Saddle Threshold
A Thermal Barrier Saddle Threshold designed to eliminate the transfer of hot and cold temperatures from one side of the threshold to the other.