Your front entry door being one of the most noticeable features of your home needs to be both strong as well as aesthetically pleasing. A good entry door makes a great first impression and sets the tone for the rest of the house. It can also increase the curb appeal as well as the value of your property but only if you are investing wisely.
Keep reading to find out why energy-efficient, insulated front doors are the right choice.
Why you should get an insulated front door
The front door generally opens up to the living room. Being the activity-centred room that it is, indoor comfort is a necessity among homeowners. Properly installed insulated doors prevent wind drafts and improve indoor comfort. As it is the last line of defense between your home and the outside, most homeowners are rightfully concerned about their front doors insulating capacity while making an investment.
In places with extreme weather conditions, losing indoor heat in the winter or cold air in the summer can drive up energy bills. Thus, more and more homeowners are opting for insulated front doors to save money and improve their comfort levels at the same time.
Traditional wooden doors are the most popular choice in the market. But wood offers little or no insulation value and over time rots and decays. Steel and fiberglass doors offer much better energy efficiency and are the material of choice for homeowners seeking indoor comfort and long term durability.
Features of insulated front doors
Here are some of the features of insulated front doors that make them so much more energy-efficient compared to standard doors.
Polyurethane foam – Insulated front doors maintain the room’s temperature by not allowing heat to escape. Most insulated doors are installed with a polyurethane-foamed sandwich which greatly reduces heat loss. This saves indoor heating and cooling needs and reduces energy bills.
Weatherstripping – Adding a strip of rubber, plastic or hybrids between gaps and pockets of the door ensures the seal between the frame and the door remains tight. Proper weather stripping can be extremely effective in eliminating air leaks and preserving indoor temperature. This results in decreased energy bills and increased comforts.
Low E Glass inserts – Energy efficient low emissivity glass is made by applying a special coating that enables it to maintain room temperature. Carefully fitted Low-E glass inserts reflect UV radiation and trap infrared radiation, keeping your home warmer, providing energy savings.
What is the most energy-efficient door?
Less expensive than steel, installing a fiberglass front door is a good choice as it offers the best thermal value and will stand the test of time. Fiberglass offers great insulation. It offers a range of design options and can incorporate installations although adding glass will reduce energy efficiency.
Get in touch with Eco Choice Windows and Doors to learn more.