Going green is no longer a fad; even in home improvement, there’s a rise in home upgrades and add-ons that improve the energy efficiency of the property. For many, the usual go-to projects are replacement light bulbs, cooling, and heating systems. What most don’t know is that replacing the doors should also be included in the list.
Renewal by Andersen® of Rapid City, your entry and French doors installation experts, how you can go green with replacement doors.
Why Replace the Doors?
Both doors and windows are basically holes where outside conditions can cut through the thermal envelope surrounding your home. In fact, the thermal resistance or R-value of the door is usually lower than the wall it’s installed in, and it’s even less for older ones.
Replacing old and inefficient doors will drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home. Whether it’s a new entry or sliding patio door, what you’re getting is a sturdier and resilient door and less drafts.
Door and Frame Material
Wood is often the first choice for door and frame material, and while it’s unmatched in terms of classic aesthetics, it’s also the least energy-efficient choice. This is the reason why our doors are made from a superior composite material that boasts the same insulative value as wood without the drawbacks. Apart from its low-maintenance properties, it’s also guaranteed to not corrode, crack, or blister.
Glazing and R-Value
Similar to frame material, doors that incorporate glazing such as patio doors need glass that boasts a high R-value. This is to prevent excess heat transfer during warmer days and ensure that the glass stays warm and toasty during the colder seasons. At Renewal by Andersen of Rapid City, all of our entry and patio doors come with High-Performance™ Low-E® glass to ensure comfort no matter the season.
Call us at (605) 341-7831 to learn more about door replacement services. We also install energy-efficient windows for your green home needs. We serve homeowners throughout Spearfish, SD, and other parts of South Dakota.