When you think of home improvement projects that can save you money on heating and cooling costs, you probably picture upgrading the windows, but there’s another item in your home that can also save you money and that’s the front door. In addition to making your home more energy efficient, there are numerous benefits that accompany a new front door.
Reduce Energy Consumption and Save Money
It may surprise some homeowners to discover just how much energy is wasted through their home’s exterior doors. When a new front door is properly and professionally installed, the temperature of your home remains consistent, requiring a lot less energy consumption to maintain your preferred temperature, therefore reducing the amount of money spent on heating and cooling costs.
When shopping for a new front door with energy efficiency in mind, look at the R-value (reflectivity value) which tells you how much energy the door reflects. Doors are rated between 1 and 9, from the least to highest reflective levels. The more energy your new front door reflects, the more your temperature remains consistent inside of your home.
Enjoy More Comfort in Your Home
Purchasing a new front door will not only save you money on utility costs, but it will also provide more overall comfort while in your home. A properly installed door provides an airtight seal which will help keep your home feeling cooler in the summer months, and warmer in the winter.
Qualify for Cost Saving Tax Credits
Another benefit to buying a new front door is homeowners may qualify for tax incentives when they decide to install energy efficient doors in their homes, equaling 30% of the purchase cost, up to $1500. If you’re on the fence about whether or not a new front door is worth the extra money, you can feel confident that you’re making a solid investment.
Keep Your Belongings Looking New Longer
The sun can damage your furniture and flooring over time. If you have a door with a window in it that faces the sun, it’s best to replace it with a new front door with a low-e (emissivity) coating on the window. Low-e glass will also help make your home more energy efficient and the coating will help prolong the life of your belongings from damaging UV rays, also saving you money in the long run.
Boost Curb Appeal and Increase Home Value
Your entry door is one of the first things people notice about your home, so purchasing a new front door is a quick and easy way to instantly revitalize the exterior appearance of your home, boost curb appeal, and increase your home’s value.
If you’re thinking of selling your home in the near future, then purchasing an energy efficient door is a smart investment. Not only will potential buyers appreciate the look of a new front door, but it will also be a great selling point. A new front door should be viewed as an investment, not a cost.
Ready for a New Front Door?
It’s clear to see that there are plenty of amazing benefits to replacing your existing entry door with a stylish, eye-catching, energy efficient front door. However, in order to get the most out of your investment, it’s extremely important to hire an experienced professional to ensure that your front door is properly installed. Contact Armorvue Home Exteriors for your entry door questions or needs. We’d love to set up a virtual appointment with you.
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