We Dream in Green
Dream Doors and Windows 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 remanufacturing 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 metallic 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.
We love our Double French doors made by Dream Doors. They were able to place blinds inside the doors, so there is no maintenance. The blinds give us complete privacy, but they can also be raised with a simple lever to give us an unobstructed view of the backyard. The doors look great, and they were installed within a couple of hours. The main thing that I love about these doors is not even the way they look, although they are a nice as anything on the market. What i like best is that they are completely secure. A sliding glass door can be broken, but the glass in these doors is resistant to breaking. They are super secure. I would recommend Dream Doors to anyone who wants a beautiful, low maintenance, and secure door!
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— Rachel Potter Farris Via Facebook