Energy Efficient Doors
Energy Efficient Doors
There are several things that cause you to spend more money than necessary on heating and cooling your home. Air leakage, improper installation, poor insulation, and simply having old doors are some factors that can cause you to overspend. The right door that has been properly installed can save you a significant amount of energy and money.
It is important to consider your home’s design and climate when selecting new doors. Steel and fiberglass-clad entry doors have a much higher R-value than wood or glass, meaning they are much more effective at insulating your home. Glass doors, specifically sliding glass doors, are very poor insulators, unless they have low-emissivity coating or low-conductivity gases between the panes. Regardless, sliding glass doors normally don’t have as tight of a seal as swinging glass doors.
Proper installation is very important when it comes to saving energy. If you have purchased a pre-hung door, the existing doorframe must be removed before installation. The doorframe needs to be as square as possible to achieve a tight seal. Caulking should be carefully applied to the interior trim to prevent air from coming in. You should also consider weather-stripping to further seal and prevent air leaks.
Wooden storm doors are not the best option because they require more maintenance. Steel, fiberglass, or aluminum storm doors are the better alternatives, especially if they have foam insulation inside of the frames. There are many kinds of storm doors to choose from. Low-emissivity (low-e) glass or glazed storm doors are of the highest quality. Some storm doors have insect screens and some have sliding glass panels. These features vary in convenience and cost.
Contact us for a Free Home Energy Audit and to find out more about Energy Saving Doors.
- J Ferg Energy Pros provides a great selection of Energy Saving Doors – Energy efficient doors need to look great and match your style. With our wide selection of doors you can have doors that save money on energy bills and look amazing.
- Installed by experts – With J Ferg Energy Pros your energy efficient doors will be installed by experienced technicians who have a high value of craftsmanship.
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