What Type of Exterior Door Is Most Energy Efficient?
Energy efficiency is top-of-mind for many homeowners, since it can make the difference between manageable and sky-high energy bills and help keep your home at a comfortable temperature. This is especially true of exterior doors, since they are a single line of defense between your living space and the outdoors. However, it can be difficult to know what type of exterior door is the most energy efficient. At K&H Home Solutions, we want you to be able to make informed decisions about your home improvements projects, so we put together this guide.
Fiberglass Entry Doors
Fiberglass entry doors are hands-down the most energy efficient. They are made with solid polyurethane foam cores that are very thermally efficient, and then encased in highly durable fiberglass that is resistant to denting and fading. The fiberglass can be textured to look like wood, which allows for the ideal combination of the classic wood look and the upgraded energy efficiency of fiberglass.
Steel Entry Doors
On its own, steel isn’t a particularly energy-efficient material. However, modern steel doors are typically made with insulated cores, like fiberglass doors. As a result, steel doors are generally almost as energy efficient as fiberglass doors—and more affordable. Plus, steel doors can also be made with a faux wood texture, and there are more paint options available than with fiberglass doors.
Vinyl Patio Doors
Patio doors can be quite energy efficient as well, despite essentially being giant panes of glass. Modern patio doors are typically made with heavy duty insulated vinyl frames and a special glass coating to help prevent heat transfer and keep your home at a comfortable temperature year-round.
Learn More About Energy-Efficient Exterior Doors
Contact us at K&H Home Solutions today to learn more about our energy efficient exterior door options and to schedule a free consultation. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and help you select the perfect exterior door for your needs.