Are you trying to save big time on energy bills this year? Have you evaluated the windows and doors in your home recently? You should consider an energy-efficient front door. Every year, homeowners lose money from drafty windows and doors. If you’re making adjustments around the house to improve your energy efficiency, consider replacing your front entry door with an ENERGY STAR certified Therma-Tru door.
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Energy-Efficient Front Door Materials
Therma-Tru doors have layers of fiberglass and steel. These non-porous materials are more durable than wood or particleboard. Homeowners may default to wood doors because of the classic look. However, Therma-Tru doors are available wood styles sure to delight any designer. These doors will ease the concern of eco-conscious consumers as well.
“Since 1962, Therma-Tru has had a proud heritage of philanthropy and a culture of doing the right thing in the communities where we do business. Filled with polyurethane foam, Therma-Tru fiberglass doors provide as much as four times the insulation of most wood doors. This helps homeowners save money on energy costs and helps protects the environment”
Therma-Tru doors are ENERGY STAR certified because of their insulation. When you have a proper entrance with top-of-the-line insulation, you run your central heating or air conditioning less.
The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) focuses on the energy efficiency of windows, doors, and skylights. The NFRC label on windows and doors helps you compare their energy-efficiency in multiple categories.
Why are Therma-Tru front doors certified by both ENERGY STAR and the NFRC? For the same reason, Harvey has partnered with Therma-Tru. These doors are the best in the industry. Therma-Tru doors withstand extreme weather conditions and maintaining the internal temperatures of the home.
Therma-Tru doors are available in many styles, including ones with glass panels. To maintain the energy efficiency of the doors themselves, Therma-Tru includes insulative, factory-coated Low-E glass. Because even the smallest inefficiency can greatly reduce the effectiveness of an insulated door.
In cold weather, Low-E glass helps reduce the loss of heat by reflecting it in. While in warm weather, Low-E glass reflects the sun’s rays off of the exterior glass – keeping the interior cool.
Energy-efficient Front Doors have No Gaps
A complete door system includes all of the components of your door. The door itself, the door frame, weatherstripping, knobs, and a lock system. If the same manufacturer makes all of the parts, you can be sure they’ll fit tightly. Helping to prevent gaps in your door.
Many homeowners only want to replace the door itself but keep the original door frame. When they find out that there are small gaps all along the frame, they often come back to us asking what they can do to reduce drafts. Our recommendation is to get the entire package together!
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