One of the most important things you need to keep in mind during the winter months is your home’s energy efficiency. This means asking siding contractors to check your siding, and having your windows and doors checked for drafts and possible leaks. But did you know that by switching to a steel entry door, you could be taking another step towards improving your home’s overall energy efficiency
This is because steel doors are one of the most energy-efficient doors you can find in the market, due to the way they are built and designed, and also because of the way they are used, these doors will help your home resist energy leaks. Ashmen Installations shares a look.
First, let’s take a look at how these steel doors are manufactured. Steel doors aren’t just one entire slab of steel (that would make it difficult to transport, and even use). They’re composite materials put together. This design positions it in such a way that the core of the door can be foam-filled.
This foam filling does more than just fills up any gaps in the door’s composition. This material is a little bit similar to the sheathing that siding replacement companies use when they replace your siding. It serves as insulation. This means that heat traveling from one part of the door to the other dissipates upon passing through this insulating foam, which means that there’s less heat traveling into your home’s interior through this door.
But that’s not all of the insulating properties steel entry doors have. As previously mentioned, steel entry doors are built with composite materials. That means that they need to be stuck together with an adhesive that can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use.
But one other curious thing about these adhesives is that they are also insulating materials. This means that not only does the foam filling serve as the insulator of your doors, the adhesives keeping the door together does the exact same thing.
As for the exterior frame of the door, the frame is capped with insulating endcaps that also act as insulators, but also reduce the amount of reveal between the door and the door frame–thereby resulting in a smaller chance of air leaks from forming.
If you need to improve your home’s energy efficiency, talk to Ashmen Installations Inc., the professional roofing and siding installers, about getting your entry door replaced with a steel entry door. Call us at (877) 274-6361 or fill out our contact form for a consultation.