[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are a number of reasons homeowners purchase new entry doors for their Benicia home. Some are looking for enhanced security, while others simply want to add some extra curb appeal to their home. Still, one popular reason to purchase new entry doors is the effort to make your home a little greener. According to the American Energy Association (AEA), nearly 60% of the energy wasted in the average American household escapes through its windows and doors. That’s a good chunk of your bill when you stop and think about it. Fortunately, by purchasing energy efficient entry doors, you can save hundreds on your annual energy expenses. Here are some important things to look for while shopping for energy efficient entry doors:

Always Check the Label

The label on your entry door model will provide you with all the information you need to know on how energy efficient it is. The label will let you know whether or not an entry door is ENERGY STAR preferred, or what the door’s U-value is. Remember, the U-value is a rating system similar to the “miles per gallon” on your car, and is designed to tell you how well a door will insulate your home. The lower the U-value score, the better the insulating capabilities of that entry door.

Go For Weather Resistant

One of the biggest factors in how energy efficient an entry door model is, is how well it stands up to the elements. For example, wooden entry doors have the tendency to hold on to extra moisture, causing the doors to gradually rot and distort. Such weather damage eventually leads to gaps and drafts, allowing your heating and cooling efforts to literally go right out the front door. Fortunately, choosing a weather resistant door material like fiberglass will help you avoid such weather damage from occurring, and will provide your home with optimal insulation.

Choose Low-E Glass

If you are looking for entry doors that use glass in their design, then we suggest going with Low-E glass. Low E-Glass stands for low emissivity glass, which has been coated with a low emittance material that reflects heat. This means your home will be protected from harsh UV rays during the summer, but will still allow your home to absorb heat during the winter.

If you’re ready to start saving on your monthly energy bills and start making your home a little greener, then it’s time to stop by Rocket Doors and speak with one of our Benicia, CA entry door experts. Our team of experts will happily introduce you to our wide selection of quality, energy efficient front entry doors, and will even provide you with a free, no pressure consultation where all of your questions will be heard and answered. To get started today, pick up the phone and call 707-689-5147 or visit our store located at 1639 E Monte Vista Avenue #L103 Vacaville, CA 95688.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]