As we’ve alluded to above, not all windows and doors are created equal—especially as it relates to the weatherization efforts of your home. Doors are constructed from many different materials, and in between the actual facade that you see, there are layers of material and insulation that make up the “guts.” Outside of ensuring that your door is properly fit and installed (with seals and weather stripping, etc.), the inner working of the door is where the value is. The material and insulation with the core of your door are what is going to keep your indoor environment in and the outdoor environment out. Obviously, this is what helps drive energy efficiency.
Window Sealing and Air Penetration/Leakage. Even the best of windows and doors will not be effective if they are set in a faulty opening in the wall - or if aged trim, weatherstripping and insulation are allowing for excessive air leakage and infiltration.
You can get the answers to these questions with a virtual or onsite inspection from a qualified Home Performance Contractor. Gridly can help you incorporate that into an overall home energy action plan.
The key benefits to outfitting your home with properly installed and sufficiently rated doors include: