Entry doors are one of the first things a guest will see on your home. This means it says a lot about the character of the owners of the house. Plus, it acts as a centerpiece or a focus of the exterior design, tying everything from the windows, the siding and the roof together.
Not many people, however, realize that entry doors also contribute to the energy efficiency of your home. In this article, Woodbridge Home Exteriors, your replacement windows and doors expert, aims to enlighten you about their benefits in terms of your energy consumption.
Air leaks can cost your home up to 30 percent additional energy consumption. This is why you should mind the gaps in your home’s energy envelope, including your attic, windows and doors.
When you want an airtight door, you can’t go wrong with a steel one. Its weight allows it to be precisely flush with the wall and the floor when closed.
At Woodbridge Home Exteriors, we have painstaking attention to detail, whether for our doors or replacement windows. Our steel entry doors are built not only for durability but for energy efficiency. We use a 20-gauge steel construction, which makes our doors consist of 49 percent galvanized steel than other 24-gauge steel doors. As a result, they’re stronger than their competitors.
We also employ a combination of components like foam filling and thermal barriers to reduce heat transfer. With composite endcaps on the top and bottom, our steel entry doors are more effective than their closest contemporary.
Pay for Themselves in the Long Run
Not that you know that steel entry doors are energy-efficient, you should know that they also require little maintenance. Their strength and durability belie their cost, as they’re even less expensive than wood entry doors. Plus, unlike doors made of wood or other materials, you don’t have to maintain them regularly, which makes owning cost-effective.
As your trusted door and window installers, Woodbridge Home Exteriors is committed to making your home as energy-efficient as possible. Call us at (800) 728-3502 to learn all about our steel entry doors. We serve Waco, Kileen, and Dallas, TX.