The energy efficiency of your home is determined by the individual efficiency ratings of many parts of your home. It could be from your choice of roofing materials and the siding you got from good siding companies, or the performance of your windows and doors. Your entry doors, in particular, can be a major source of energy loss. This is often the case in homes with old doors.
Ornate and antique entry doors can be an excellent centerpiece for your curb appeal, but they are usually not very energy-efficient. Luckily, there are steps you can take to help improve their performance overall. Here are a few of the best tips from our experts at Silver Leaf Contracting.
Doors and window contractors maintain airtightness by installing weatherstripping around the units. Over time, the weatherstripping can degrade and cause air infiltration which, of course, affects your heating and cooling efforts. Call your local contractors to reinstall weatherstripping around your windows and doors to keep them airtight. This way, you can improve your energy efficiency without having to change your beautiful entry door.
Of course, energy efficiency is also affected by doors with visible failing parts. Don’t neglect regular repairs and maintenance on your doors especially if you have an antique door that is way beyond its estimated life span. Addressing problems early on can help save you on having to deal with the slight increase in energy bills caused by your entry door.
Install Energy-Efficient Doors
Finally, the most straightforward solution to improving your energy efficiency is to call your local door and window companies and ask for a replacement. Modern doors are made to perform better than their older counterparts and can even hold a candle design-wise to even the best-looking antique entry doors available today.
At Silver Leaf Contracting, our professionals can help you improve the energy efficiency of your doors and windows. Call us at (330) 313-0620 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote today.