The high heat of summer is upon us and many of us are sweating while sitting inside. It’s tempting to turn the AC even colder, but this will also cause your electric bill to spike. There are many ways to boost your home’s energy efficiency to avoid those large bills. Blackout curtains, managing the thermostat and blocking all window drafts are just a few of the ways you can keep your home cooler in the summer. At Forever Custom Iron Doors, we have another solution you might not have thought of: custom wrought iron doors.
Are Wrought Iron Doors Energy Efficient?
Every door that comes from Forever Custom Iron Doors is made with three-layer construction. This construction is what allows the doors to act as an insulator, keeping your home cooler in the summer.
The three layers are similar in design to corrugated cardboard. There is an interior and exterior panel, and between them is a connector. To fill the gaps, we inject a closed-cell polyurethane foam.
If you choose, your custom iron door can be built with thermal break. We have a variety of in-stock models with thermal breaks, but we can also custom-design doors just for you.
How Iron Doors Help Your Energy Bill
How exactly do these thermally broken doors help your energy bill? As mentioned before, the three-layer construction with closed-cell polyurethane foam acts as insulation. It provides a thicker frame which makes it more difficult for the sun’s heat to enter your home. Without this heat getting inside, you don’t need to use the air conditioner as much, which means you won’t be using as much electricity to run it. This results in a lower electric bill for you, and a cooler environment.
Other Benefits of Thermally Broken Doors
Thermally broken doors are not just beneficial for your electricity bill and the environment. They are also beautiful and elegant with wrought iron designs that ensure your door stands out from the rest. The iron is easy to maintain so your doors will be looking great year after year, no matter what Mother Nature throws at them. The doors are made with 2″ thick 12 gauge steel, iron deadbolts, and forged and welded hinges. This makes them strong and durable to keep out heat, cold, wind and rain. This strong construction also makes them more secure than traditional doors, keeping you and your family safe. Plus, the thickness of the doors and injected closed-cell polyurethane foam also serve as a sound barrier to keep loud noises from interrupting your peaceful space.
- Electricity bills can be costly during the summer and custom wrought iron doors can help.
- Wrought iron doors include a thermal break design that keeps your home cooler in the summer.
- This insulating design keeps the heat from entering your home, meaning you don’t need to use the AC as much.
- Thermally broken doors are also beautiful, easy to maintain, strong, durable, secure and noise-canceling.
Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with Thermally Broken Doors
Our thermally broken wrought iron doors can be custom-designed to suit your personal tastes, or you can choose from one of our in-stock designs. Every door is hand-crafted in New Jersey by our expert craftsmen and can be shipped anywhere in the continental United States. For more information about our other products, design process and door installation, please contact us online or call at 732-851-8502. We’ll be happy to tell you more about the benefits of thermally broken doors and how iron doors help your energy bill stay low, so you can have a cooler summer without breaking the bank.