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Step Through the Entryway to Better Energy Efficiency With a New Front Door

Posted on November 18, 2015.

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If your energy bills are making you go bald with frustration, you might want to consider door replacement in Bellevue. Getting a programmable thermostat, installing energy efficient windows and using your HVAC system more efficiently are all great ways to lower your energy costs, but focusing on the entryway of your home opens the door to new money-saving possibilities.

Replace Your Current Door

You can repair your current door to make it more energy efficiency, but if the damage is too severe you may have no choice but to replace the door entirely. One of the great things about opting for door replacement in Bellevue is that most new doors have foam cores and steel skins. Even better, the doors can also come with a magnetic strip that acts as weather stripping.

When looking at new doors, pay close attention to the R-value; the higher the value, the more energy efficient the door is. If you don't mind spending more for a new door, opt for one that has several layers of glass that can reduce energy loss and your energy costs.

Get New Weather Stripping

If you simply don't have the money for a new door, install or replace the weather stripping on your current door. You can lose conditioned air or have outside air infiltrate your home, if there are gaps around your door. If you already have stripping around the edges of your door, the door can gradually move out of alignment or shift in its frame over time, which lowers the efficiency of the stripping.

The most common choices for weather stripping are felt and magnetic stripping. Felt is more effective, but over time it compresses. Magnetic stripping is a more heavy-duty choice, but you'll need to have a professional install it for you.

For more options on door replacement in Bellevue, get in touch with a local window and door replacement specialist. It's time to open the door on energy savings and efficiency.