Replacing your San Diego patio doors could bring huge benefits that far outweigh the cost of the new doors and installation. Patio doors are one of the biggest factors in heat exchange between the inside of your home and the air outside. New energy efficient sliding glass doors and French doors that reduce the exchange of heat from the exterior to the interior are both a very smart remodeling decision and, for that reason, one of the more popular home improvement projects in the U.S. today. Old, inefficient patio doors and entry doors mean that you are wasting natural resources and spending money for heating and cooling inside your home that is actually going right out the exterior doors.
When you reduce the amount of energy needed to heat and cool your home, you save money and you reduce your demand for electricity, natural gas, heating oil, or whatever means you use. This can be achieved by selecting the right San Diego French doors and sliding glass patio doors that promote energy efficiency. Another important fact about door replacement is that installing new entry and patio doors will also increase the value of your home by as much as 90% of the cost for the doors.
The best doors to prevent transfer of heat through windows are wood, vinyl, fiberglass and foam. Metal frames, such as aluminum, are the worst because they don’t have insulating properties. Glass, itself, also conducts a lot of heat. But there are ways to make your San Diego doors more efficient. Double-pane glass doors have a space between the panes of glass. This provides insulation when the air between the panes absorbs some of the heat and some of the cooler air and stays at a temperature between the two extremes. This will make your doors more efficient. Likewise, if you buy San Diego replacement windows that have a gas in the space between the panes, such as argon, the window will be twice as efficient as a plain double-pane window. If the gas used is Krypton, instead of Argon, the window becomes another 50% more efficient. The same goes for energy efficient entry doors and patio doors.
If you want to make your home more energy efficient and save on your heating and cooling bills, new San Diego French doors or sliding glass patio doors and entry doors will certainly accomplish your goal. You will also increase the value of your home. You will find that the reduction in your heating and cooling bills will pay off very quickly. The investment will certainly pay for itself in a matter of years. And with your new sliding glass or French doors, you can enjoy the view even more because you will know you are saving cost and valuable natural resources.