In Central Florida, having protection from the elements is essential for comfort in your energy-efficient home. If your home is equipped with outdated doors and windows, you may be dealing with the consequences of heat transference, which will make your AC and furnace have to work much harder to keep your home comfortable. When you work with United Trades to upgrade the exterior of your home, you will want to ask how new doors and windows can improve the appearance of your household as well as its energy efficiency.

Windows, Doors, and Energy Efficiency

Even when your doors and windows are closed, they may let air out if they are not properly installed and sealed. Your windows may also diminish the efficiency of your home, because they do not have multiple glass panes to filter out sunlight. Upgrading to new doors and windows will boost the energy efficiency of your home and give you added comfort with improved home security.

Common Materials for Residential Doors and Windows

When you choose to upgrade your doors and windows, you might explore a wide range of materials. While aesthetic considerations should be made in shopping for materials, you will ultimately want to consider the functionality of each option. Below, you can compare three of the most popular materials for modern doors and windows.

  • Fiberglass – Fiberglass is a top choice for homeowners, because it reduces heat transference while offering extreme resilience to the elements. Fiberglass can be made to look like wood or metal, but it is resistant to mold, warping, and discoloration. With fiberglass windows, you can choose double- or triple-pane glass, which will add an additional barrier to keep your home at the desired temperature throughout every season.
  • Wood – Wood is a classic selection for doors and windows, because it has a traditional aesthetic and a wide range of color and texture choices. Wood-framed windows and doors may be pricier than other options, but they can stand up to years of elemental exposure and use when they are properly sealed and installed.
  • Vinyl – When you want to pair efficiency with affordability, vinyl will be an exceptional choice for your windows and entry doors. Vinyl windows can be designed in every shape and size, so they will be an option for even the most oddly shaped window openings in your home. They also offer many unique color choices with a simple design that can ensure easy opening and closure of windows for years to come.

United Trades can improve all exterior features of your property for a home that is more beautiful, efficient, and secure. To see more of what we can do for you, give us a call today and speak with a member of our team.