How to Choose an Energy-Efficient Door for your Home

A home improvement project is an excellent opportunity to replace elements that aren’t generally high on your priority list, such as doors. Even if your existing doors have some life left in them, upgrading them with energy-efficient doors can provide significant benefits, such as improved comfort, lower energy usage, and a boost in the value of your property. 

So, what’s the point of installing an energy-efficient door? There are a number of advantages to installing energy-efficient doors. Most people like how new doors improve the appearance of their home, create curb appeal, and increase the value of their property. However, the advantages are far more than just superficial. First and foremost, they minimize your home’s total energy use. Through the doors of your home, you lose more energy than you realize. The temperature stays steady and it requires less energy to maintain your desired settings when your home features adequately insulated doors with plenty of thermal reflection capabilities.

Reduced total energy usage is not only environmentally friendly but also saves money on your energy bill, resulting in long-term savings. In this case, you can select and purchase the finest exterior doors for your home’s aesthetic.

How do you choose an energy-efficient door for your home?

All new doors must have a U Value of 1.8W/m2K or less from October 2010. The U Value is a measurement of energy efficiency. The lower the U value, the better the door’s energy efficiency. The British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) uses the same rainbow A++-G rating system that you’re probably already familiar with to rate energy efficiency. The most energy-efficient option is A++, while the least efficient option is G.

Which is the most energy-efficient door?

When searching for a new door, pay attention to the technical requirements, such as the U value and the glazing. A double or triple-glazed door provides double the security. It increases the warmth of your home by decreasing draughts and cold areas, as well as making it safer.

Supercraft Composite Door Collection

Supercraft offers a magnificent composite door collection that is both energy efficient and waterproof. Composite doors are made out of a range of materials, including PVC, wood, insulating foam, and glass-reinforced plastic, and can be installed at the front or back of a house. The material combination is specifically engineered to eliminate the faults seen in solid wood or plastic uPVC doors, resulting in a strong, secure external door. Over the last ten years, composite doors have become increasingly popular, and it’s easy to see why: there are so many options to choose from, including traditional and contemporary designs, various colours and finishes, as well as a variety of glass options, that you can tailor a composite door to complement the style of your home.