Go Green to Save Green on a New Front Door this Fall

Sep 24, 2013

Fall is in the air, which means time is running out to take advantage of tax savings you can earn by upgrading to an ENERGY STAR® qualified front door by December 31, 2013. The energy tax credit equals 10% of the product cost with a lifetime maximum of $500.

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Clopay Rustic Collection stained fiberglass entry door with Hayden sidelites and decorative hardware.

How do you know whether it’s time to replace your front door or if making a simple repair will do?

REPAIR

Inspect the weather stripping around all sides of every door in your home to make sure it has not worn out. Stand inside near your door and look for daylight seeping through the door perimeter. If light is coming in so is outside air and possibly moisture. It’s time to replace the weather stripping.

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REPLACE

1. Touch your door on hot and cold days. If you feel the exterior temperature on the inside surface, then your door may not have adequate insulation and you should consider upgrading to an ENERGY STAR qualified model.

2. Does your front door stick on hot, humid days? If so, then it’s most likely leaking air on dry days. Consider a fiberglass door to prevent this type of swelling and make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.

If you think it’s time for a new front door, use Clopay’s Door Imagination System to upload a photo of your home and try on different styles to find the perfect match.

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Clopay Smooth fiberglass entry door with Clarion glass and Prairie Grilles.

Low-maintenance fiberglass doors are a popular alternative to wood doors that typically don’t hold up to the damaging effects of weather.

Fiberglass doors come with a wood grain finish for staining or a smooth surface that can be painted. View Clopay fiberglass door designs.

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Cherry fiberglass detail

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Mahogany fiberglass detail

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Oak fiberglass detail

If you want decorative or privacy glass or sidelites in your new front door, select triple paned glass or request a Low-E coating on the glass for better energy efficiency.

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Interior view of Clopay Arbor Grove Collection fiberglass Mahogany door with Carlisle decorative glass and sidelites.

Find out which Clopay entry doors qualify for the energy tax credit.

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