Why Should I Choose Passivhaus Doors
To achieve full Passivhaus Standards for your build may feel like a big and expensive ask.
Afterall, there are many areas to cover and energy saving boxes to tick to ensure your project truly achieves Passivhaus Standards.
Even if you feel that may be a bridge too far, it is still more than worthwhile implementing some Passivhaus practices on your project. Every little helps as they say, and if you can make your build as energy efficient as possible, then so much the better.
What Are Passivhaus Doors?
The Passivhaus building standard is achieved by implementing a range of measures during construction to ensure the property achieves peak energy efficiency.
Much of this focuses on airtightness and thermal performance, but the installation of high-quality materials is also a major factor. This is where Passivhaus doors are important.
In essence, a Passivhaus door describes an exterior door which is of a high enough quality and performance to contribute to a house achieving Passivhaus standards.
How Do They Work?
Passivhaus doors typically have a number of different features which contribute to the rigorous Passivhaus standard.
It’s probably not surprising that, given an important part of their job is to contribute to air tightness and energy efficiency, they are thicker than a typical door. They are generally at least four inches thick and have extra features like latches to make sure they seal as tightly as possible when closed.
On top of that, they are specially insulated with extra seals at the bottom and on the door frame.
Are They Expensive?
It’s fair to say that Passivhaus doors are more expensive than their standard competitors, but it’s important to look at it as a long-term investment.
It may be price prohibitive to build a property to full Passivhaus Standards, but anything that you can do to make your dwelling more energy efficient will save money in the long run.
Taking that into account, Passivhaus doors are a relatively inexpensive way of maximizing your property’s energy performance.
What Are The Advantages?
Opting for Passivhaus doors brings with it many advantages. As we’ve mentioned, they can make a significant contribution to energy efficiency, saving money on energy bills and contributing to a more comfortable living environment.
Passivhaus doors are also built to last. They are strong, sturdy and have a far longer life cycle than regular doors meaning they are a good investment.
In addition, they are extremely secure and difficult to breach which adds peace of mind from a security perspective.