Understanding What Makes a Door Energy EfficientSeptember 20, 2017
When in the market for a new door, it’s important to choose a door that is durable and energy efficient. So what makes a door energy efficient? According to the Department of Energy, it’s important that you look for the Energy Star label. If a door is deemed energy efficient, it will meet certain criteria. Energy efficient doors will include a magnetic strip that will create a tighter seal. This reduces air from escaping around the edges of the door. Double or even triple-paned insulating glass is also an important feature that is used to reduce heat flow. A good, energy efficient door will contain top notch core materials such as wood cladding, fiberglass and steel doors with a polyurethane foam core are also excellent.
You need to keep in mind that Energy Star qualified doors are manufactured by an energy star partner. For a door to contain the Energy Star label it must be independently tested, verified and certified by the NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council). The door will also contain strict energy efficiency guidelines that are placed by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).
Here at Wheaton Door & Window, we fully understand that doors are a very important feature of your home. This is why we only put our name on the highest quality doors that will welcome new guests while providing your family with incredible protection. No matter what style door you choose, if it has the Wheaton name on it, you can rest assured that it will be of the highest quality in the industry. When you call us here at Wheaton, you will also get the very best prices. We buy directly from the source, which means there are no “middleman”. This ensures that you get the lowest price possible. We know our doors are some of the highest quality, most energy efficient doors in the industry, which is why we stand behind them with a comprehensive warranty. A lifetime warranty against any and all construction defects. When you are ready for a new door, we would love nothing more than to come out and meet you and show you the Wheaton way of doing business.