Door

5 ways to Green Your Door

Shut the door on air leaks and gain entrée to maximum energy efficiency with these eco-strategies.

  1. Seal air leaks

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    Tiny gaps and seams in a door's frame or assembly can send energy costs up while allowing drafts into your home.

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  2. Choose an energy-efficient door

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    All doors certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council carry a label detailing their solar heat gain, air leakage, and insulating properties.

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  3. Select doors made from sustainable materials

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    This minimizes the ecological impact of your home improvement project.

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  4. Salvage a pre-owned door

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    When replacing a door in your home—particularly an interior door—promote source reduction by considering pre-owned replacement options.

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  5. Install a storm door

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    This increases your current door's resistance to air leakage and heat transfer.

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