The building sector is a major energy consumer and its impact on the environment is considerable. Experts agree that as design and development continue to trend towards energy-efficient performance, operating costs and carbon footprints will decrease. The outer envelope is the key to an eco-friendly building, and by their nature, windows and doors represent an important part of the equation.
DE LA FONTAINE offers insulating doors that, when combined with a thermal break frame, contribute to a considerable reduction in a building’s energy costs. Doors and frames are manufactured with hot-dipped galvanized steel (A40 or A60) with a corrosion-resistant zinc-iron alloy coating.
The best-performing insulating doors are made with a polystyrene or urethane core. The thermal break frame is a special profile with a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) seal that inhibits the transfer of heat/cold from the exposed to the non-exposed side of the frame.