If you’re looking for new exterior doors, then you’ve come to the right place. Woodbridge Home Exteriors can install durable, beautiful and energy-efficient entry doors and patio doors for your home. In today’s article, we will explain the features of an energy-efficient door so you can understand how our products will improve your home’s energy efficiency.
ENERGY STAR®-Rated Doors
ENERGY STAR-rated entry doors have energy-efficient properties. To earn the ENERGY STAR stamp of approval, a door must meet several requirements . First, it must be made by an official ENERGY STAR doors partner. Second, it must be tested and certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council. Lastly, it must meet the Department of Energy’s door guidelines.
Energy-Efficient Door Features
Energy-efficient doors and windows need to be weathertight and they need to have insulating properties. For example, if an entry door has glass, then this glass needs to have a low-emissivity coating and must have insulating gases between its glass panes. The door also needs to be made of insulating material and should have high-grade weatherstripping to prevent air leaks.
NFRC Ratings for Door Glass
A door’s glazing level refers to how much glass the door has in its design. Opaque doors have no glass, while a door that is half-lite is made of half glass. The NFRC tests and measures the glass of entry doors using several metrics. The U-factor measures the rate of heat transfer through the glass, and the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) measures how well the door is able to prevent solar heat gain.
Woodbridge Home Exteriors is the leading choice for window replacement, door replacement, siding installation and more. We are known for our excellent customer service, great products and outstanding workmanship. Our skilled installers will arrive on schedule and install your new entry door perfectly. We serve many areas including Wichita and Salina, KS. Call us at (316) 202-4455 to learn more about our services and products or to ask for a consultation.