Choosing the best exterior doors is not only about aesthetics, but performance matters as well. Replacing particular elements in your home, such as electronics, windows, roofs, and exterior doors, are all a part of making sure that you lower energy costs. If your exterior doors are not energy-efficient, then keep reading. Today we’ll let you in on what are the most energy-efficient doors for your home.
What Classifies a Door as an Energy-Efficient Door?
A door with excellent insulation keeps out the outdoor weather and also combats unwanted heat transfer. It also protects your home from air and temperature leaks. The amount of energy used to heat or cool your home should not go to waste. Energy-efficient doors serve the purpose of being a seal between inside and outside temperatures of the house. On top of your exterior door being high-performance, aesthetics should never come into question. Here are some energy-efficient doors that are also beautiful to behold:
Fiberglass Exterior Doors
Fiberglass exterior doors offer a lot of insulation. Fiberglass is weather-resistant, and heat loss is minimal. For extended information on fiberglass exterior doors, refer to our last blog.
Steel Exterior Doors
Not only are steel doors energy-efficient, but they are excellent thermal insulators. If you’re considering a steel door, be careful of touching the door. Because steel exterior doors are excellent conductors of heat, what you can do to help cool down the door is add a door shade or awning. These features are also ideal for energy-efficient.
Exterior Doors With Panels
Although glass panels or panes absorb the sun, there are ways to make glass panes more energy efficient as well. Glass with a higher low E rating is energy-efficient due to the direction of the heat being outside. Another idea is to add a weatherstrip to help with insulation and airflow.
Therma-Tru and Masonite Offers Energy-Efficient Doors
For fiberglass exterior doors or doors with unique glass panel customizations, you can check our Therma-Tru and Masonite doors in our showroom. Therma-Tru was a pioneer in energy-efficient fiberglass door construction. Masonite offers fiberglass doors, steel doors, and glass doors. If you’re interested in adding panels that are unique and hard to find, then Masonite is one of the best choices. Then, of course, you can’t go wrong with classic, wooden exterior doors. We offer a wide variety of those as well.
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Be sure to visit Fisher Lumber’s Designer Showroom featuring displays of Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru entry doors, Simpson and Masonite exterior doors, as well as a wide selection of interior doors featuring Simpson, Masonite, Lemieux, and JELD-WEN. Our knowledgeable experts are ready to assist you! Contact us at 301-424-6500 and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.