FEDERAL WAY, Wash., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As the heat of summer begins to beat down on many areas of the country, homeowners once again become aware of the importance of insulation. A well-insulated home makes its occupants more comfortable and saves owners money year round.
A leading maker of high-value fiberglass doors, Feather River Doors reminds homeowners to consider the important role exterior doors play in a properly insulated home. Wood doors may be the default option on most houses, but wood doors are not as energy efficient as fiberglass doors according to the U.S. Department of Energy website.
As homeowners research exterior door options, there's one term with which they should be familiar: U-factor. U-factor is the rate at which doors, as well as windows, conduct heat. A poorly insulated exterior door will conduct heat into the home when it's hot outside, and out of the home when it's cold. The lower the U-factor, the more energy-efficient the door.
In addition to low maintenance, a primary advantage of fiberglass doors over wooden doors is insulation. The internal cavity of fiberglass doors from Feather River is filled with high-quality polyurethane foam, dramatically decreasing the U-factor. The environmentally friendly foam used in Feather River doors is also 100% free of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
Feather River energy-efficient doors also minimize air leakage. This includes built-in compression weather stripping, and a composite adjustable threshold minimizing the gap between the door and the bottom sweep to help keep out the elements.
"A home's exterior doors should be beautiful gateways, but they also have to be functional," said Chong S. So, COO, Feather River Doors. "Part of a well-made door's functionality includes energy efficiency – keeping homes cool in the summer and warm into the winter. Feather River doors are uniquely crafted to provided superior functionality in a beautiful package."
About Feather River Doors
Since its introduction in 2003, Feather River Door Company has set the benchmark as the door industry leader in innovation and technology with its Fiberglass Door Entry System. Each door features superior craftsmanship, security, style and functionality. Feather River Doors combines low-maintenance fiberglass with the timeless warmth of wood-grain patterns. The company's handcrafted glass makes Feather River Doors pieces of art. Since 2003, Feather River has offered fiberglass doors exclusively at The Home Depot and sold more than a million doors to satisfied customers throughout the U.S. Since then, the company has expanded its offering to include decorative interior wood doors and fiberglass patio doors. For more information, please visit www.FeatherRiverDoor.com and Facebook.
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