The Myths and Realities of Energy Efficient Doors -- Part 2

Nov 16, 2011

Myth #2: Replacing my door will cost more money than it will save.

Reality: Energy efficient garage doors and entry doors are available at a variety of price points.

The savings to your utility bill will add up over time. But there are other factors that make this project an investment worth considering.

Construction materials and insulation technologies have improved significantly over the last five to ten years. Today’s doors require less annual maintenance to maintain smooth operation and provide a tighter seal against the façade to keep out the elements.

Most energy efficient doors are constructed using low-maintenance steel, composite polymer, or fiberglass insulated with either high R-value polyurethane foam or polystyrene. Decorative low-emission and insulated glass also cuts down on heat transfer to maintain a thermal barrier between interior and exterior environments.

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Clopay Gallery Collection polyurethane insulated garage door. Short panel with Square Grilles.

Myth #3: It's better to repair my door than to replace it.

Reality: Repairing your garage door or entry door may be a more economical choice if:

  1. The door is less than 10 years old
  2. It's constructed from quality materials and is well insulated
  3. It operates smoothly
  4. It complements the style and appearance of your home, and
  5. The repair is less expensive than replacing it and will resolve the problem.

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Clopay Rustic Collection fiberglass entry door with Hayden sidelights.

Visit our blog tomorrow as we wrap up our series on energy efficient doors and reveal the most common signs that it's time to replace your door.


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