When it comes to home energy performance, it isn’t just about your insulation and HVAC system — your windows and the exterior doors play a part in this too. The difference is, your windows and doors have to look good because they are prominently placed in your home. Window frames with paint cracks or doors with damaged weatherstripping can make a house unappealing.
Choosing a brand-new window or door may seem like a simple task — after all, choosing the right heat pump, water heater or furnace looks more complicated. But how do you choose an energy-efficient door when there are so many styles and materials available? Then, there’s the question of warranties, energy performance ratings, and contractors.
When you are ready to upgrade to a new window(s), it is wise to have a checklist of your desired qualities. That list should include:
The above checklist can also be used to find good exterior doors. If you have solid-wood exterior doors and want a replacement, look into getting fiberglass or steel skin doors that have foam insulation cores. Getting fiberglass exterior doors is a wise decision because:
Homeowners who prioritize comfort and energy efficiency choose to replace their sliding glass doors with more efficient options. A good example of this is the use of vinyl frames. Vinyl is a better option than wood and metal frames because it is energy efficient, durable, and is maintenance free.
No matter what you choose, you can be sure that Air Solutions Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric is with you every step of the way. We'll recommend only the best styles of windows and doors to complete your dream home. Call us at (918) 241-2362 for any questions and concerns. You can also contact Air Solutions for more information. We also offer other services, like indoor air quality and ventilation, heating installation, home energy audits or heating furnace repairs, among others.