Most Energy Efficient Door Styles

With bills on the rise and the cost of living becoming a worry to homeowners and business owners alike. It is important that the doors you stock are energy efficient and offer an enhanced level of insulation. The type of door installed into a building can hugely affect the thermal performance of a home. A high quality, modern front or back doors will stop heat from escaping a property and keep the space comfortable all year round. Read on to learn what front doors are the best when it comes to saving energy and reducing monthly heating costs.  

What Types of Doors Are There?

The energy efficiency of a space will be impacted by the materials used to design and craft the door. There are four common materials used to manufacture front doors, each with its own benefits.  

Timber Doors

Timber doors have been a popular installation for decades and continue to be loved by tradespeople and homeowners alike. They have an authentically traditional look that can’t be matched by other materials in the industry. Wood is inherently insulating, helping to retain heat inside a space. Solid timber doors are an energy efficient solution that will help any home stay comfortable in winter.  
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Aluminium Doors

Aluminium doors are highly robust, long lasting and offer market leading levels of energy efficiency. Although aluminium doors had a bad reputation, modern profiles like the ones found at Attas feature thermal breaks.

Composite Doors

Composite doors are crafted using a blend of high quality materials, specifically chosen for their individual benefits. This makes them incredibly energy efficient. The dense internal core is then coated with a GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) shell, to deliver unrivalled durability and impressive thermal insulating qualities.  

uPVC Doors

uPVC doors are an excellent choice for any homeowner, especially those on a budget. This material may deliver market leading levels of energy efficiency and heat retention. Although uPVC is less durable than alternatives on the market, it is affordable and easy to maintain.  

Deluxe Modern Doors

Every aluminium door panel in our Deluxe Modern Range 1 has a leading energy efficiency, thanks to a distinctive blend of an EPS 100 polystyrene core surrounded by 1.2mm thick skins and 70mm Ovolo Smart Alitherm thermally broken profiles. Our Deluxe Modern Range 2 features polyamide thermal inserts in the profiles for a superior level of thermal performance. The double-rebated EPDM centre weather gaskets ensure enhanced levels of weatherproofing, creating a much dryer home.signs you need a new front door The Deluxe Modern Range 3 is our most energy efficient door style. The 24mm door panels are fitted with ultra-dense polyurethane cores, 4mm of plywood and either XPS or EPS insulation. Get in touch with us today to learn more about the energy efficiency of our Deluxe Modern Doors.  

What Are U-values for Doors?

You may see brands talking about the U-value of a structure. The U-value measures how much heat transfers through a structure. The lower the U-value, the more thermally efficient the door is. This value is calculated by measuring all elements of the door from glazing to the framework, air pockets, gaps and fastenings. If you are interested an energy efficient aluminium door for a domestic or commercial project, get in touch with us today.