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Enhancing Energy Efficiency: What Sets Pella Windows and Doors of Austin's Entry Doors Apart?

Posted on January 22, 2024 in Pella Windows & Doors of Austin

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When it comes to front doors, energy efficiency matters. Pella Windows and Doors of Austin is here to guide you through the key factors that make an entry door energy efficient. With these insights, make an informed choice that not only improves your home's comfort but also reduces utility costs and environmental impact.

Material Matters

At Pella, our entry doors are crafted from wood, a naturally insulating material that minimizes energy transfer between your home's interior and the outdoors. Our wood doors are also finished with exterior aluminum cladding to shield them from the elements.

Weather-Resistant Seal

Weatherstripping, a flexible foam lining along the door's perimeter, combined with a sweep watershed at the panel's base, effectively resists wind and water. Outswing front doors also feature an additional "rain skirt" for enhanced wind-driven rain protection.

Dual-Pane Excellence

Our windows boast dual-pane glass. Dual-pane glass is made of two sheets of glass, which are separated by an insulating air space. You can even opt for argon gas filling to enhance insulation. For tailored energy efficiency, explore our Low-E glass coatings, designed to mitigate energy loss and tailored to your specific climate.

Installation Matters

Beyond material and construction, proper installation is paramount. An energy-efficient door must snugly fit its opening, sit level both vertically (plumb) and horizontally, and align at 90-degree angles in all four corners (square). Adequate sealing and insulation between the rough opening and door frame are also essential to prevent drafts and energy loss.

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For those who prefer professional installation, our Pella-certified installation possesses the expertise to ensure your entry door performs at its peak.

Comparing Efficiency

If you're comparing front door energy efficiency, consider these key points:

  • Material. Wood, like that used in our doors, offers excellent thermal performance. 
  • Glass openings. All our windows, including entry door windows, feature dual-pane glass. You can enhance insulation with optional argon gas filling.
  • Low-E Coatings. Our entry door windows come standard with Low-E coatings, climate-specific options that enhance your home's comfort, whether you're seeking to harness solar heating or minimize it.

Brick-colored front door with three panels of frosted glass.

Discover the energy-efficient beauty of Pella Windows and Doors of Austin's entry doors and start enhancing your home today! Contact us today to schedule an in-home consultation. 

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