Are you getting ready to purchase a new front or patio door for your home? Energy efficiency is probably at the top of your priority list—it is for many homeowners.
By default, today’s front and patio doors are more energy-efficient than those installed even five years ago. But what types are the most energy-efficient? What should you look at when trying to figure out which doors are the most energy-efficient?
A Look at the Most Energy-Efficient Doors
The material plays a large role in determining the energy efficiency of a door. Certain materials have higher thermal efficiency than others. Popular types of front and patio doors include:
Vinyl is one of the most energy-efficient door materials. Fiberglass also has good thermal efficiency, but it tends to be more costly than vinyl.
In addition to the material, there are other factors that can impact the energy efficiency of doors. To help you determine how energy-efficient a door is, take other factors into consideration, such as:
- Glass type. Do you want a door with glass, sidelights, or a transom above it? There are more energy-efficient types of glass, such as low-E glass. It has coatings that help keep heat inside your home during the winter and outside in the summer.
- ENERGY STAR® qualification. One good thing to look out for is the blue ENERGY STAR label, which indicates that particular products are energy-efficient (and also high-quality). Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati installs energy-efficient doors from top manufacturers, like Therma-Tru, Simpson, Jeld-Wen, Rogue Valley Door and more.
Front, Patio & Storm Door Installation in Cincinnati, OH
If you live in southwestern Ohio and need to replace your door, you can count on the team at Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati! We install energy-efficient front entry doors and patio doors from leading manufacturers.
Contact us today to learn more about our services or if you’re ready to start your door installation project!