The Door Replacement Guide to French Doors – Part 3: Enhancing the Energy Efficiency of the French Door

After taking a brief look at door replacement, we delved into the many qualities of the French door. Now, in the last part of the series, we’ll discuss how the energy efficiency of this door can be enhanced, and how you can make the most of door replacement.

Door replacement is a good opportunity to increase the energy efficiency of your home. True, it can be argued that French doors may not be the best options for energy efficiency as they mainly feature glass, which can boost your energy usage, as well as limit insulating abilities. So what can you do to curb your home’s energy loads? Here are a few smart tricks that the nation’s leading manufacturer of high-quality replacement doors utilizes.

  • Glass coating. If your doors get a lot of sunlight (especially patio doors), double-paned or low-E (low emissivity) glass that is coated with a heat-reflective material can greatly boost the door’s insulation capability.
  • Weatherstripping. Cracks and gaps between the door frame can be a major barrier to controlling the climate in your home. Weatherstripping is used to fill these spaces and prevent heat or cold from escaping.
  • Wood . French doors made from solid wood have great insulating capabilities, and the real wood grain brings a warm aesthetic feel to a room.