As autumn draws in, the already-increasing costs of living will face yet another surge because of the use of more energy required to heat houses. While the governments are in the process of creating packages that will contribute to running households, efforts need to be made on a granular level to avoid unnecessary costs.
One of the biggest costs families face is energy bills. We understand this completely, which is why we are sharing a very valuable SINGLE tip that would help you substantially reduce your bills and change your life this winter.
GET AN A-RATED FRONT DOOR. While a front door isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to lowering bills, getting an A-rated front door definitely helps.
A front door makes a statement to your home by being aesthetically pleasing. But that’s not everything. A good quality front door will do much more than that – Durability. Security. Keeping The Heat In. Low Maintenance. Aesthetically speaking, you won’t have to worry about how your front door will look after a period of time. You won’t have to think about painting it as the paint of a good quality front door wouldn’t fade. And it will look vibrant and stylish. The material used in the door is another factor that should be considered when making your home energy-efficient. For instance, wooden doors, though elegant, are the worst when it comes to being energy-efficient. They can warp easily and do little to resist moisture.
A good front door should also be strong and secure. It should create the impression that it is impossible to break in. With a high-quality door that’s how it should actually be – virtually indestructible! An energy-efficient front door would also require low maintenance – a mere wipe-down with a soft cloth should keep it looking bright and clean.
You shouldn’t ever have to think about the heat escaping because of gaps under the door, or the door accessories getting corroded over time. One of the top reasons why houses get cold so easily is because the heat escapes through gaps around the door, letting in drafts. How would you know that heat is escaping? Simple. Step 1: Look for gaps under your door. If you are able to see light beyond it, that means there’s space for the heat to escape. Step 2: Touch the door. Does it feel cold? If so, it is probably time for a new door!
An energy-efficient door will not cause drafts which means heat is trapped during the winter whereas the cold air is trapped in during the summer. The moisture is also kept out which means that mould, insects or anything that grows under damp conditions will be prevented from entering your home.
The Palladio Door Collection is your one-stop solution when it comes to getting an A-rated energy-efficient door yet stunning front door. Virtually indestructible, our composite doors are low-maintenance and will not give you any headaches. What’s more, we offer a 12-year manufacturing guarantee as we are so confident of this, along with a 5-year anti-corrosion warranty on the stainless steel door furniture. Each of our doors is made in our world-class manufacturing plant in Ireland and delivered through our network of installers across Ireland, England, Scotland & Wales.
Our doors come with a U-value of 0.85 for a solid door and 0.98 for a glazed door. U-value refers to the rate at which heat is transferred through the door. Basically, the lower it is, the more energy-efficient your door is. Our doors are also double rebated as standard which means that there’s a stronger seal for air tightness. The glass used in our doors is triple glazed, meaning that it is well-insulated, only allowing the sunlight to pass while trapping the heat within.
We also provide a certificate for the BER rating for Irish homes and for the U-value. If you’re someone who is conscious about saving the environment by reducing your carbon footprint, then these doors are definitely for you.
Thousands of our homeowners are in love with our doors and can vouch for us. Palladio doors come with a renolit foil finish, which means that it is true colour and you will never have to paint your door. The colour of the frame also matches the colour of your door which is very unique. Available in 31+ stunning styles in 13 colours and with The Avant Garde Collection available in 5 styles as of now- Have you designed your dream door yet?
Design your door today using our free online door designer tool here or browse through our gallery for some inspo.