Centennial Windows & Doors understands the importance of maintaining a cozy indoor environment while keeping the cold at bay during an Ontario winter. If you’re in the market for new front exterior doors (or even sliding patio doors), this article will discuss materials that contribute to durability, security, and energy efficiency to keep your home winter-proof. Discover how choosing the right door materials can transform your home into a warm sanctuary even during the harshest winters.

The barrier between you and the frigid winter 

Doors are a frontline defence against winter’s chill, acting as insulators that maintain your home’s warmth. A well-crafted door seals tightly and provides substantial insulation, creating a barrier against the biting cold. 

The energy efficiency of a door lies in its material, build quality and installation. Superior doors are designed with materials and construction techniques aimed explicitly at enhancing insulation and durability, ensuring they look inviting and contribute significantly to your home’s energy efficiency and comfort during the cold months.

Why the makeup of a door is crucial

A door’s energy efficiency is determined by various components, including its core, frame, and sealing mechanisms. These elements work together to prevent heat loss and block drafts. Centennial’s doors are designed with these considerations in mind, offering top-tier insulation.

Types of materials and how they perform 

In the face of harsh Ontario winters, fibreglass and steel stand out for solid door construction. Fibreglass offers superb insulation and resistance to weathering, while steel provides unmatched security and durability. Both materials excel in energy efficiency and can withstand extreme temperatures, making them ideal choices for Ontario homes.

Fibreglass doors

Recognized for their strength and energy-saving qualities, fibreglass doors are excellent insulators and are aesthetically versatile. They can be designed to mimic the look of wood while offering far more resistance to warping, rotting, and contracting. This resilience ensures a consistent tight seal, keeping the cold at bay and reducing energy costs. 

The foam core inside your door adds an extra layer of strength and insulation, enhancing its performance in maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature. With a wide range of styles and finishes, fibreglass doors blend security, efficiency, and beauty, making them a preferred choice for homeowners looking to upgrade.

Steel doors

Steel doors combine security and energy efficiency, a boon for homeowners prioritizing safety and sustainability. Though steel is naturally more conductive, door technology advancements have led to insulating foam integration, effectively minimizing heat transfer. This means modern steel doors stand as a formidable barrier against intruders and as a shield against energy loss. 

Their sturdy construction withstands harsh weather conditions, and with various colour finishes available, they don’t sacrifice style for strength. As a result, steel doors are a wise investment, offering lasting durability, enhanced security, and a contribution to the home’s overall energy efficiency.

How patio doors can be efficient

Installing new doors, especially new patio doors, can significantly increase your home’s energy efficiency. Efficient patio doors are often designed with advanced technologies like double or triple glazing, low-emissivity coatings, and inert gas fills between panes to reduce heat transfer. 

When properly installed, they create a tight seal that minimizes air leakage, keeping warm air in during the winter and out during the summer. This maintains a comfortable indoor temperature and reduces the strain on heating and cooling systems, leading to lower energy bills. Additionally, the increased natural light reduces the need for artificial lighting, further enhancing energy savings.

Proper installation seals your home

Even the best quality windows and doors need to be properly installed. Reliable suppliers, like Centennial Windows & Doors use only expertly trained installers and never hire subcontractors. Proper installation is critical because it seals your home from possible leakage even in extreme weather conditions. 

Installation should include full training on how to use your new windows and doors properly, again, to ensure your home is safe from avoidable damage. Finally, your installers should provide full warranty and product certification documentation for your peace of mind.

Rid your home of drafts with Centennial 

Drafty doors are a significant culprit for heat loss during winter. Centennial Windows & Doors specializes in manufacturing and installing tight, well-sealed doors that eliminate drafts. With precise installation and quality materials, a Centennial door makes your entryway a barrier against the cold.

Centennial offers a variety of doors perfect for winter and tailored to provide maximum insulation, with features designed to enhance your home’s heat retention and energy efficiency. With Centennial Windows & Doors, you can access a range of options that promise aesthetic appeal, unmatched insulation, and durability. 

Contact Centennial Windows & Doors for an in-home consultation

Whether you’re looking for sliding patio doors or new exterior doors, understanding the importance of materials, construction, and installation can lead you to the perfect choice for a warm and inviting home all winter long. So, as the temperature drops, take the first step toward a cozier winter by choosing new doors from Centennial Windows & Doors.