The doors and windows in your building are a very important part of the overall aesthetics of the business environment. Natural light coming in through the windows can really add to the ambiance for your customers and employees. Depending on the view out the windows, you might even see more productivity from your employees.
The doors lend themselves to the flow and movement of the building, providing entrances and exits for visitors and employees to come and go. Depending on what material the doors are made from, they could add to the charm of your overall business and give your customers a warm and inviting feeling when they enter or exit your business.
In addition to the look and feel that your doors and windows provide for your business, they are also influential to the overall efficiency of your building. Making sure that your doors and windows are properly insulated is an important part of your building utility efficiency plan.
Here are just a few benefits to making sure that your building doors and windows are properly insulated:
- Savings. Both energy and money are saved every month that your building’s doors and windows are properly insulated. The right weather stripping and caulking can keep cold air out, and trap warm air inside. This simple barrier of the transfer of cold and hot air has a major impact on your monthly bill.
- Control. Keeping doors and windows properly insulated will help to reduce the amount of condensation that accumulates inside of your building. This can have a big impact on any growth of mold or mildew inside of your business. For obvious reasons, preventing mold and mildew growth is an important point.
- Protection. Because your building needs to use less energy to keep warm when doors and windows are properly insulated, the footprint for your business is much smaller and the impact on the environment is significantly less.
Keep your business expenses within budget by making sure that your doors and windows are properly insulated. Check the weather stripping and caulking around all doors and windows in your building and make sure that there aren’t any pieces that are missing, cracked, or damaged. Consider adding a door blocker to the bottom of any doors that lead to outdoors for added protection.