Energy efficiency of doors explained by Sunview team

Sunview Windows and Doors provide new and replacement windows and doors. Featuring the worlds most energy efficient glass. We manufacture products that extend the comfort zone. Our company primarily makes windows but also offers solariums , screen rooms, conservatories and patio covers through Sunview Solariums Ltd.

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Energy efficiency of doors

Doors are part of the outer casing of the house. Like windows, doors are subject to different types of heat loss: conduction, infiltration and radiation. If you choose to purchase a door there are a few things to consider. Storm doors are very efficient and when installed properly, protect well against wind and rain.

Energy efficiency of doorsInsulated doors are good for those who do not see storm doors as an option. Newer versions of the insulated door are usually made of foam and wood covered with metal. Doorframes are usually made of wood, dressed with metal or vinyl. Glass doors release a great deal of heat and should not be used unless necessary. If necessary, double paned low emissive glass should be used.

Limiting drafts from your doors

Draft proofing can prove to be the most cost effective way to improve your energy loss. Sealing the gaps and holes between your doors and windows will help eliminate moisture problems. It will also remove outside noises, not to mention reduce heat loss. There are a few materials used to draft proof depending on the size of the gap. The two main types of weather proofing are caulking and weather-stripping. Weather-stripping is mostly used to block air-leakage around doors.. To decide on your weather-stripping you must take into consideration; the size of the gap, durability, how easy or difficult the installation will be, as well as the appearance of the actual weather-stripping.

CApply-Caulk-to-Door-Bottomaulking is another common method used to reduce heat loss. It is not permanent and therefore will need to be repaired over time. There is caulking available for interior and for exterior purposes and each should be used for what they were meant for. Using an exterior caulking interiorly can lead to dangerous gases mixing with the air in a living space. This could cause serious problems. When installing the weather stripping or caulking be sure that all installations meet your requirements & follow manufacturer’s instructions.

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Patio Door Ideas and Options from Sunview Windows and Doors

Patio Door Ideas and Options


Sunview Windows and Doors provide new and replacement windows and doors. Featuring the worlds most energy efficient glass. We manufacture products that extend the comfort zone. The company primarily makes windows but we also offers solariums (also called sunrooms), screen rooms, conservatories and patio covers through Sunview Solariums Ltd.

Sunview Windows and Doors are Trusted Saskatoon Window, Door & Sunroom pro’s

We strive to be your local experts when it comes to windows and doors. We also want to share our passion for our products with you to, so now we have a Sunview blog to do just that!

In our latest article you will learn about new options and patio door ideas for attractive, functional doors.


Your outdoor living space is an extension of your home, and that why you’ll want to consider a variety of options and patio door ideas before finalizing your project.

french patio doorsFRENCH PATIO DOORS

One of the most common patio door options is the French patio door. This style incorporates glass window panes in the door, allowing an unobstructed view from the home’s interior to the outside space and vice versa. It can create a natural transition from the inside to the patio. French patio doors are usually available in wood, fibreglass and PVC, and they can be configured as either swinging or sliding doors.


Whereas French patio doors are a more traditional approach, contemporary sliding doors have a more modern look. These doors offer greater simplicity in that they create no obstacles at all to furniture placement, inside or out. Patios are generally gathering places for family and friends, and when lots of people are invloved, a traditional open and close door can be a hindrance to entering and exiting. Just ask anyone who’s tried to carry a tray of appetizers through a traditional door while a gaggle of toddlers is racing in or out. For this reason, and because they can add a modern, elegant design element to connect your outdoor and indoor space, sliding patio doors are a popular option.

Sliding glass Doors
Sliding Glass Doors

In the past, sliding patio doors were heavier and had a reputation for getting stuck in their tracks or misaligned. Modern sliding patio doors generally offer a much slimmer, more contemporary look, and the problems of sticking and misalignment have been lessened. Because of the lighter materials, these new designs generally offer a larger, less obstructed viewing area as well. We LOVE these big sliding glass door panels….talk about a modern clean look!!


A third patio door idea is the folding patio door.

Designed with three or more panels, these doors fold upon opening and slide on a track, similar to sliding doors. Folding patio doors can create a unique visual aesthetic and are often a good fit for more modern patio designs.

folding patio door
Folding patio doors

What ever option you prefer the look of , you need to ensure that it will work for you home and your family…thats where we come in ! The Sunview Windows and Doors team are skilled professionals. Our goal is to provide the best possible experience from beginning to end!

Contact us today to start planning your patio door dreams!