Clopay’s most energy efficient garage doors will be featured on the Cool Energy House, a remodeling show home project supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program.
Insulated Garage Doors Lower Energy Costs, Improve Comfort Year-Round
The home will be open for tours during the International Builders Show being held in Orlando, Fla., February 8 – 11, 2012.
The goal of the Cool Energy House is to demonstrate more than 10 proven, energy-efficiency upgrade measures that together will reduce the energy usage of an existing 1996-“spec-built” home by over 50 percent, while improving overall building quality, comfort, safety and durability.
The key energy-saving measures include: window, door, appliance, lighting and pool pump replacement; air sealing and re-insulation; mechanical system replacement and air duct sealing; and cool roofing and novel building envelope additions.
Homeowners shouldn’t overlook the garage door when it comes to improving the energy efficiency and comfort of their home,” says Pat Lohse, vice president of marketing for Clopay, North America’s leading residential garage door manufacturer. “After all, it’s the largest opening on a house and probably one of the most frequently used entrances.” About Building America
According to a comparison study conducted by Clopay engineers, replacing an older garage door with a new, energy efficient model can reduce energy loss through the garage by up to 71%.
“Since attached garages share common walls with the house, any hot or cold that travels through the door will ultimately affect the adjacent living areas. An insulated garage door can help stabilize temperatures to reduce heat losses or gains,” adds Lohse.
Clopay’s Canyon Ridge Collection – Faux Fabulous and Green
Architect Patricia Gaylor selected three Clopay Canyon Ridge Collection garage doors for the Cool Energy Home’s three-car attached garage.
The Canyon Ridge Collection is a line of high R-value carriage house style garage doors constructed from a durable, low-maintenance composite polymer material that looks like real wood.
The five-layer door features a ½”-thick cladding and overlay material adhered to a 2” three-layer polyurethane insulated steel base door with a thermal break for superior strength and energy efficiency. With a 19.2 R-value, it’s well insulated to improve comfort and energy efficiency year-round.
Designed for homeowners who love the look of wood but not the upkeep, the Canyon Ridge Collection offers the best of both worlds: the realism, design flexibility and beauty of wood along with the benefits of a low-maintenance, energy-efficient, insulated steel garage door.
Unlike real wood, the door is moisture resistant, so it won’t rot, split, shrink, separate, or crack, so it’s much easier to maintain long-term.
The cladding material and overlays are molded from actual wood species to duplicate the natural texture and grain patterns that give wood doors a one-of-a-kind character. And like real wood – the surface can be painted or stained.
The garage doors featured on the Cool Energy House are Canyon Ridge Collection Design 13 with Mahogany cladding and overlays, factory stained in a Dark finish. The addition of insulated rectangular windows across the top section lets natural light flow into the garage while maintaining energy efficiency.
Clopay offers many other Canyon Ridge Collection designs, cladding types and finishes to fit a variety of home styles. For more information, visit /canyonridge.aspx.
Clopay garage doors are made in the USA and backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal.
For more information about the Cool Energy House, visit http://www.forresidentialpros.com/video/10476087/an-intro-to-the-cool-energy-house-retrofit.
With three manufacturing facilities and 51 distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada, Clopay Building Products is North America’s leading manufacturer of residential garage doors and a preferred supplier of commercial overhead sectional and rolling steel doors.
Bringing nearly 50 years of experience and innovation to the building products industry, the company maintains a strong family of brands including Clopay®, Holmes Garage Door Company® and IDEAL Door®. Since 1996, Clopay is the only residential garage door brand to earn the Good Housekeeping Seal.
In 2010, the company launched fiberglass and steel entry door lines to complement its popular residential garage door styles. Today, Clopay is the only manufacturer in the industry to offer homeowners the option to coordinate the appearance of the two most important entrances to their home: the front door and the garage.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program is engineering the American home for energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort. Building America is an industry-driven, cost-shared research program working with national laboratories and building science research teams to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced building energy technologies and practices in new and existing homes. The program works closely with industry partners to develop innovative, real-world solutions that achieve significant energy and cost savings for homeowners and builders. For more information, visit buildingamerica.gov.