The Makings of an Energy-Efficient DoorDecember 14, 2015
A door replacement becomes a smart investment if you can actually feel the payback in terms of increased comfort, reduced energy usage, and the amount of savings. Choosing an energy-efficient replacement can help lower your monthly utility bills while reducing your carbon footprint.
With the many benefits brought by energy-efficient doors, it is to no surprise that more homeowners are making the switch. In this post, [company_name] discusses the makings of an energy-efficient door:
Energy-efficient glazing regulates heat loss through your French patio door in Woodstock, NY. Double-glazed panes create an insulating barrier that traps heat with two sheets of glass with a gap in between. Inert gases such as xenon, argon, or krypton sometimes fill this gap to improve the door’s ability to insulate against unwanted heat flow, depending on the time of year.
For double-glazing, the most energy-efficient type is low emissivity (Low-E) glass. This type of glass features a special coating that enhances insulation by reflecting heat energy either into or out of the home. As it reflects ultraviolet (UV) light away from the house, your furnishings are safe from UV-induced fading by up to 75%.
Renewal by Andersen of Eastern New York offers High Performance™ Low-E4®glass. This is up to 45% and 56% more energy-efficient in summer and in winter, respectively. On the other hand, our High Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass is 70% more energy-efficient in the summer and up to 45% during winter.
Frame materials improve the insulating values of the door or window unit. Our solid wood Andersen patio doors are energy-efficient and durable, giving you the peace of mind that it can withstand different weather conditions. Just like our windows, you’ll get them with our High-Performance Low-E4 glass.
Our ProVia entry doors, on the other hand, are made from high-quality materials, particularly steel and fiberglass. They come with double- and triple-pane glazing systems that help you save on energy costs.
For your next door or window replacement in Kingston, NY, call Renewal by Andersen of Eastern New York. Our catalog features a robust selection of attractive and energy-efficient windows and doors. Call us today at (518) 831-2434 if you live in Capital Region or at (845) 245-2664 if you live in Hudson Valley for a free, in-home consultation.