The Anatomy Of An Energy-Efficient Door.
According to ENERGY STAR, an energy-efficient door in Dallas or Fort Worth can cut your energy costs by as much as 15 percent. But what does an energy-efficient door consist of? While not all doors are the same, the chart below will give you a good idea of what to look for in a door:
Multiple Glass Panes:
You know the saying: “Two is always better than one.” This is true in respect to window insulation. Double- and triple-paned glass will reduce heat flow. Of course, door windows are optional—so if you’re in the market for a windowless door in Fort Worth or Dallas, you don’t have to concern yourself with this aspect.
Improved Core Materials:
Modern energy-efficient doors are usually filled with a foam material (called polyurethane) that adds insulation. This helps keep your home at a comfortable temperature all year round.
Tight Fitting and Improved Weather Stripping:
These help prevent air leaks in the frame of your door. Consider this: A tiny 1/8" gap around your door causes the same energy loss as drilling a 51⁄2" hole through it. Proper weather stripping and a tight fitting means you can rest easy knowing your doors are keeping your home insulated—and your energy bills low.
Clarity Windows, Bring Clarity to your home!
The home improvement experts at Clarity Windows are ready to help you reduce energy costs and make your home more beautiful and comfortable. Contact us for a free estimate today by calling (888) 458-3630, or completing our on-line quote request form.