Passive House Doors Built By Local Portland Craftspeople
Hammer & Hands Passive House doors are manufactured in Portland, Oregon and offer unparalleled thermal performance as well as long-term durability.
Our doors come in a wide range of materials, designs, and styles — our craftspeople make doors as unique as the home you’re installing them on. Contact us today to learn how we can create a Passive Door that is not only energy-efficient, but also artfully made to match your unique style and aesthetic.
What Is a Passive House Door?
Passive house doors provide the insulation levels and airtightness necessary for a passive home to meet the “Passive House Standard.” They are exterior doors designed to help homeowners pass the Passive House standard for thermal performance and energy efficiency.
Think of your passive house door as a vault door.
Thick, full of gaskets, latches, and locks, to ensure that every crack is sealed when the door is closed — so much so that you can hear a sealing sound as you shut the door.
Hammer & Hand’s Passive House Doors meet the International Passive House Standard, meaning they have state-of-the-art energy efficiency features such as:
- Multi-point lock systems
- Multiple seals between the door and its frame
- Thermally broken thresholds
- Triple pane argon-filled Cardinal IGU
Why Purchase Passive House Doors For Your Home?
Insufficient insulation is one of the number one factors for increased energy costs in homes. Another major contributor? Air leaks around the doors and windows in your home. Most common doors and windows have air leaks, however passive house standards aim to solve this problem by installing airtight silicone gasketing.
You might not know that heat loss can also occur through heat transfer mechanisms and thermal bridging.This means that heat moves through the solid part of your home’s doors — the panels, rails, jambs, and sill — with conduction; This is due to air movement through the small open spaces between your exterior door and the door frame.
Passive house doors offer better insulation than your average door, which is great news for homeowners looking to reduce their carbon footprint and live in a sustainable home.
How Much Will My Energy Consumption Drop After Installing a Passive House Door?
Insufficient insulation is one of the number one factors for increased energy costs in homes. Another major contributor?
Air leaks around doors and windows in your home.
You might not know that heat loss can also occur through heat transfer mechanisms.
This means that heat moves through the solid part of your home’s doors — the panels, rails, jambs, and sill — with conduction; This is due to air movement through the small open spaces between your exterior door and the door frame.
That transfer stops here — at Hammer & Hand — where we are committed to creating Passive House Doors that not only meet the “Passive House Standard,” but help you save on your utility bill and aren’t an eyesore on the house you’ve invested so much time and money into.