We Dream in Green
Dream Doors™ recycles all used wood doors removed at installation by cutting the rails and styles from the old doors. These rails and styles are used in the remanufacture of certain new wood doors. All doors and glass we use are Energy Star rated and meet federal guidelines for Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and U-Factor, with some of our glass designs containing Low-E glass.
What is U-Factor, SHGC, Energy Star, and Low-E?
U-Factor: Defines the amount of heat loss; the lower the value, the less heat is transmitted through the entry door.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC): The portion of directly transmitted and absorbed solar energy that enters the interior; the lower the value, the less heat is transmitted through the entry.
Energy Star 6.0: Building products that contribute to the energy-use optimization of a home are rated and can be compared based on the amount of energy that they can save homeowners. ENERGY STAR qualified windows and doors can reduce energy bills up to 15% over non-rated products while helping to reduce the impact on the environment. To reach higher levels of performance and energy savings, ENERGY STAR continues to evolve. In 2014, Energy Star 6.0 will require a 0.27 U-factor or less in the Northern U.S. climate zone.
Low-E: Low-E glass has an invisible metalic coating that blocks heat flow. Demonstrated to save energy, Low-E glass reduces solar heat gain in the summer — saving on air conditioning, and reduces heat loss in the winter — saving on heating bills.