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Save Energy With Iron Doors
The beautiful iron doors Arizona homeowners and business owners are installing throughout Paradise Valley and Scottsdale are certainly eye-catching, but are they energy efficient? With escalating energy prices, anything that can trim your summer cooling bill, or keep more of your heated air inside in winter, is welcome. Yet if wrought iron doors rob your house of energy, should you consider them for your Phoenix home?
A Little Physics
Hot things get cold; that is the second law of thermodynamics you may remember from high school. You can slow down this entropy by insulating to block the flow of heat. Iron front doors — if they were only iron — would be excellent conductors of heat into and out of your home.
Iron conducts heat very well, as note by the experts at Engineering Toolbox. The iron entry doors we manufacture with precision and care are iron, of course, but they are much more:
- Fully insulated with polyurethane foam
- Low-e, five-eighths-inch-thick, insulated glass
- Weatherstripping installed around the doorway and glass frame to prevent water and air infiltration
Combining these materials — iron for beauty, prestige and security; insulation and insulated glass for energy efficiency; weatherstripping to prevent drafts — means your front doors in iron work day and night against the entropy that robs your home of comforting cooling in the summer and warmth in the winter.
Your other option for security is a steel-jacketed, wooden-core entry door with no windows. It is secure, but it is also extremely unattractive and ignores the great advantage of iron doors with insulated glass windows. The natural light entering through the expanses of glass in Iron Doors Arizona’s products help you avoid turning on lights when free sunlight is abundant in the Valley of the Sun.
Many of the iron entry doors in our gallery include interior, dual-pane glass panels that can open to let air circulate in spring and fall. This means if a gentle, welcoming breeze is blowing, you retain your security and enjoy the air flow. We do not mean a tiny peekaboo window, either; our iron-gate doors and entry doors can have large expanses of glass panels that hinge and admit many cubic feet of air per minute.
On the other hand, if you want to keep hot air out, these panels can close and the weatherstripping prevents hot air from infiltrating your cooled home.
Iron Doors Arizona
Iron doors offer many energy-saving benefits all year round. Please contact us today at Iron Doors Arizona to learn more about energy-efficient, secure, iron entry doors.