What Makes a Door Energy Efficient?

What Makes a Door Energy Efficient?Do you ever feel drafts when you stand next to your entry or patio doors? Are you continually adjusting the thermostat to feel comfortable inside your home? Are your energy costs steadily rising? If yes, you’re likely dealing with old and improperly sealed doors that are sapping your home of its energy efficiency. Thankfully, by installing new exterior doors, you can reverse the effects of poor energy efficiency and enjoy more comfortable temperatures and lower monthly heating and cooling costs year-round.

Energy-Efficient Features to Consider

If you’re shopping for new exterior doors, there are a few components to look out for that make a door energy efficient, including:

  • Multiple glass panes – Double- or triple-paned insulating glass will help reduce heat flow far better than single-paned glass.
  • Energy-efficient glass – In addition to getting double- or triple-paned glass, you’ll also want to ensure the glass has low-E coatings. This type of coating minimizes the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light that can pass through glass without compromising the amount of visible light transmitted.
  • Premium weatherstripping – Weatherstripping runs along the top, bottom, and sides of your door frame to ensure it is properly sealed against the elements. Make sure that your new doors have premium airtight weatherstripping to prevent air leakage.
  • Improved core materials – Fiberglass, wood cladding, and steel with a polyurethane foam core are among the most energy-efficient door materials available today.

Turn to Modern Restoration & Remodeling

If you want to invest in the most energy-efficient doors for your home in the Greater Charlotte, North Carolina, area, turn to the professionals at Modern Restoration & Remodeling. We offer fiberglass, wood, steel, fiberglass/wood hybrid, and glass entry doors that have components such as multiple glass panes, advanced weatherstripping, and low-E coated glass. These features will allow your doors to insulate your home and stabilize its interior temperature year-round. This will help reduce the burden on your HVAC system and potentially lead to lower monthly heating and cooling costs. At Modern Restoration & Remodeling, we know that no two homes, or homeowners, are alike, so our team will use their expertise to help determine which energy-efficient doors are right for your home and budget.

In addition to being exceptionally energy efficient, our entry doors are hardwearing and will be able to withstand exposure to the elements while resisting warping, rotting, and other forms of wear and tear over time. You’ll also love how customizable our doors are, as they’re available with a vast array of stains, finishes, glass inserts, hardware, and styles to choose from, as well as the option of selecting a double door configuration. Whatever you envision for your exterior doors, our home improvement experts can help bring it to fruition.

Contact Us Today

If you’d like to learn more about our selection of fiberglass, wood, steel, fiberglass/wood hybrid, and glass doors, contact Modern Restoration & Remodeling today. We’d be happy to tell you more about the energy-efficient benefits that our doors will provide for your home in the Greater Charlotte, NC, area.