While your doors are the gateways to your home, they can also be escape routes for air that can help make your energy bills skyrocket each month. If you are spending more and more on your bills and you want to find ways to reduce energy waste, you may want to consider calling Global Efficient Energy to take advantage of our door replacement services.
What to Look for in Your New Door
Having a door replacement performed by a qualified Fort Worth technician will be a good investment because it can help substantially reduce your cooling and heating costs. If you are building a new house, you should seriously consider making sure you have energy-efficient doors installed. One of the best ways of choosing the right one for your home is by taking its energy performance rating into account. Here are a few tips to help you make the right decision.
- Look at the “R-value” of the doors you are considering. Most entry doors have a rating of R-5 or R-6, not taking into account the effects of any glass. Most energy-efficient doors are made of either steel or fiberglass. A 1.5-inch thick energy-efficient door that doesn’t have a window will provide five times the insulation of a wood door that is the same size.
- If you are having sliding glass doors installed, remember they typically lose a great deal more heat than other types of doors because glass does not insulate efficiently. If you want this type of door, choose one that has either a low-emissivity coating or is made of several layers of glass with low-conductivity gases between each layer.
- Swinging patio doors offer superior insulation to sliding doors in most cases.
- You should also think about having a storm door installed if your current one is still in good shape. However, if your current door gets more than a few hours of direct sun each day a storm door may not be a good idea. The reason is that heat will be trapped against the entry door and cause damage.
If you have any questions about whether or not door replacement is right for you, or you would like to schedule an appointment, contact Global Efficient Energy online or give us a call at 1-888-826-7881. Have you had your door replaced recently? If so, let us know what types of energy savings you’re seeing by clicking one of the social media icons at the bottom of the page.