The next time you speak to your local door replacement service about a new door, or even just routine maintenance, ask them about how they can go about insulating your doors and windows in the process. The benefits might just surprise you.
Save Yourself Energy and Money
Every home contains something known as the “envelope,” which is the outer walls, doors, and other openings which impede the effective thermoregulation of your home, allowing air to escape, and forcing you to turn your central heating up and down all the time. This wasted energy ends up appearing on your energy bill in the form of additional heating and cooling costs. A well-sealed envelope, including appropriate insulation, can make a significant impact on your monthly heating and cooling costs.
Increase Your Comfort
Having your door replacement service improve the insulation of your doors and windows not only saves you money, but can reduce the amount of noise pollution from outside your home, reduce the amount of dust, pollen, and insects which are able to infiltrate, control the humidity better, and lower your chances of ice dams, if you live in a cold climate.
Well insulated windows and doors will set you up for other financial benefits of window and door insulation. Having your windows and doors insulated will hopefully be seen as an enticement to buy when it comes time to sell your home. The fact that it is something you have already taken care of will persuade homebuyers that you are someone who takes care of their home, and has gone out of their way to create an efficient home.
In addition to saving you money on your energy bill, having a well insulated home means that, by cutting down on the amount of central heating and cooling you rely on, you are also cutting down on the amount of energy you consume and waste (i.e. your home’s carbon footprint). This is something you can feel good about for its own sake, as we should consider it our responsibility in the 21st century to make our own and our family’s environmental impact as minimal as possible.
The above are four of the most important and worthwhile reasons to think about contacting your local door replacement service to have your windows and doors insulated. You will not only be saving and potentially even making yourself money by doing so, but also minimizing the outside contaminants that enter your home, and being more environmentally friendly in the process.