Windows & Doors
Windows & Doors
The front door is a key focal point and one of the first impressions visitors have when they arrive at your home and gives your home great curb appeal! A new door can significantly contribute to your home’s style and character, thus increasing its value. But just as important, the door is a place where your home can add/or detract from the cost of heating and cooling you home depending on weather conditions. Proper door installation/fit can make your home more energy efficient by reducing the amount of interior air loss or preventing outside air from coming into home creating more strain on a home’s heating and cooling system.
Many doors are designed to shut out weather and conserve home energy. Construction from durable, insulated materials combined with weather stripping systems help doors maximize comfort by reducing air leaks, saving energy by preserving heated air in winter or chilled air in summer.
Interior air loss can happen through incorrectly hung or ill-fitting doors. Replacing old doors can reduce heat and/or cold air loss resulting in a more efficient system, saving on energy bills. Also, cost-effective repair and air sealing on existing exterior doors can improve efficiency.
Windows are another place where energy efficiency can be looked at to save money on your energy bills. If windows are old and drafty, properly selected, installed, energy efficient windows are the way to go and can minimize heating, cooling and lighting costs.
To ensure the best results, energy efficient windows must be properly installed to ensure energy efficiency. Window installation varies depending on the window type, the construction of the house (wood, masonry, etc.) and the exterior finish (wood siding, stucco, brick, etc.). Windows should be installed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and be properly air sealed during installation to perform correctly.
Caulking and weatherstripping during window installations are important to maintain the integrity of the air tightness in the home and ensure maximum efficiency. Different window types are awning, hopper, sliding, fixed, double hung and casement; depending on the look and placement, you can select the best type of window for your home.