We Dream in Green
Dream Doors and More 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.
Recently we contacted you regarding the replacement of our double front doors with a single door with side glass sections. Your Mr. Joe Davis informed us that while Dream Doors could perform this type work for us (we had been told by others this could not be done) he gave us the option of leaving our old doors in place and just adding the 22 x 64 Echelon glass inserts. He pointed out this would save us considerable money and time over a complete door replacement. We contracted for the renovation on March 9th with the job to be performed on March 31st. We were delighted that you were able to move our installation date forward and completed it ahead of schedule. The doors are simply beautiful. We could not be more pleased with your installer Jeremy. The additional light provided to the foyer and stairway by the glass doors is amazing. We are more than satisfied with the excellent workmanship and value provided by your company.
— William A. and Margaret P. Fitzgerald