If it’s time to update your entry or patio door you’ll want to look for one that’s both beautiful and energy efficient. An aesthetically pleasing entry door will boost your curb appeal, while a well-made, energy-efficient one will save you money on heating and cooling, plus add value to your home.
A home renovation project is the perfect chance to replace components that you wouldn’t normally give a high priority to, such as the doors. Even if your current door still has some life left in it, replacing it with an energy-efficient Bristol door will bring many valuable benefits, from better comfort to lower energy consumption.
Reduce Energy Consumption
You’re wasting more energy than you think with your existing front door. When you choose doors that are correctly insulated with substantial thermal reflection ability, the interior temperature of your home will stay more consistent and it will take less energy to maintain that comfort. If you have been noticing your energy bills increasing and can’t find any other reason, your doors (and windows) could be to blame.
You will know just how energy efficient a door is by reading its R-value, or reflectivity value. In essence, this alerts you as to how much energy the product reflects. Doors are rated between 1 and 9: one is the least reflective and nine is the most. The more energy being reflected, the more energy stays inside the home. If you can, look for a door rated between seven and nine if possible, but don’t dip below five.
On top of being friendly on the environment, when you reduce your total energy consumption you may shave real dollars off your utility bill.
The appearance of your front door is more important than you realize. Not only does it provide a barrier between your home and the outside world (important for security and energy efficiency), your entry door is the first thing people see when viewing your property. Translation: a big part of your home’s curb appeal relies on how attractive your entry doors are.
A lot of that has to do with the color you choose. The right color door can make your home appear more welcoming, while setting the tone for what’s inside. Potential buyers may drive right past a home with an outdated, dingy front door.
When choosing a color, consider:
- The style of your home: Your home’s style and the color of exterior features should influence your color choice.
- The neighborhood: Avoid a front door color that makes your house look strange or out of place with other homes in your neighborhood.
- Eye-catching shades: Light and deep colors are more eye-catching than medium shades.
- Colors that coordinate with your home’s exterior colors: Use a color wheel to choose the most visually pleasing colors that complement and enhance each other.
Contact Rescom Exteriors
If it’s time to upgrade your doors for looks and energy efficiency, contact us now to set up your consultation.