Front doors can be made of elegant–yet warping and high-maintenance–wood. They can also be made of durable–but easily dented–steel. So is there anything in between? Today, many homeowners are considering and choosing fiberglass entry doors, and the reasons may convince you that fiberglass is the best option for your home, too.
The advantageous features of fiberglass entry doors include the following:
- Versatility. Fiberglass doors come in a variety of styles, finishes, and colors. You can also easily repaint your entry door anytime you wish.
- Durability. Fiberglass doors are known for their durability. They endure scratches, dents, and harsh weather conditions. They also don’t warp like wooden doors.
- Energy-efficiency. Fiberglass doors have a higher insulating value compared to solid wood, and they have a higher R-value, which means warmer winters and cooler summers in your home.
- Security. Properly installed fiberglass doors are very secure, with sturdy frames that hold screws well compared to wood. They also don’t deteriorate as easily as wood and steel, and they don’t rust or rot.
While fiberglass doors are praised for these features, they also mean that fiberglass doors tend to be more expensive than other door materials. But you will sacrifice quality if you opt for a cheaper door. It is also important to know that fiberglass doors may not work in older doorways since these doors usually come with a frame. If your doorway is not a standard size, you may have difficulty installing a fiberglass door, which cannot be resized or cut.