Sauna doors are usually insulated and should be made to precise standards to avoid air leakage between the door and frame.
Sauna doors are usually supplied with jambs (door frames) of 1"x6" material. These standard jambs are adequate if you are building your sauna using 2x4 studs. If you need a thicker door jamb because of building with 2x6 or having thicker walls, you should specify this when you order your door.
Sauna doors are usually smaller than regular residential doors to avoid excessive heat loss when someone enters or leaves the room. Most residential sauna door slabs measure 24" x 76" with a required rough opening of 26" x 78".
Commercial door sizes are dictated by local codes relating to access by wheelchairs, turning radius, etc. Check your local codes! Most, if not all, commercial sauna doors require a window. For public safety, the window should be tempered on both sides if it is dualpane.
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