Entry and exterior doors have changed significantly over the past few years. Homeowners may now select from a vast smorgasbord of options. Hundreds of types and sizes are available, from conventional wood models to high-tech alternatives made of fiberglass composites or steel doors that incorporate a combination of these materials. Even if it costs you a little more, a high-quality door is sure to pay you back with smooth operation, energy efficiency, low maintenance and great curb appeal.
Why Choose SidingHaving an Extra Entry Door Provides:
Superior Sound Dampening – Doors with flush-glazed glass do a better job of dampening outside noise
Energy Efficient – LowE glass used in flush glazed doors delivers a clear view and is more energy efficient than LowE glass
Withstands Winds – Door systems with flush glazed glass are designed and tested to withstand window forces up to 167 mph
Replacing your homes windows? We can help.
If you’re thinking about replacing the windows in your home, you’ve got lots of options. The choices you make about styles, materials and insulation can impact maintenance and energy costs for years. Contact Gallant Construction because even the most energy-efficient window must be properly installed to ensure energy efficiency and comfort.
If you are selecting windows for new construction or to replace existing windows, it’s important to choose the most efficient window that fits your budget. Its said that heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use. When you’ve found the window you like, take a look at its energy label to see how it compares to other windows.
Below are ratings that measure how well a window blocks cold, heat and outside air:
U-Factor: Rates how well a window prevents heat from escaping through a window. In
cold climate, look for a low u-factor rating.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC): Rates how much heat from the sun is allowed in.
In warm climates, look for a low SHGC rating.
Air Leakage: The closer this number is to 0.1, the more outside air leaks in.