When people think front door, they usually think wood, but there are other options that might make better sense for your home’s entryway. One of the most popular choices among homeowners—once they’ve been educated about the benefits—is a fiberglass door.
Wood has various drawbacks. For starters, it requires cutting down a tree. It’s expensive, and of course, wood is highly susceptible to the elements, which is a major factor here on Colorado’s Front Range. Wood will swell, warp, rot and splinter.
Fiberglass will do none of the above!
So if you’ve been thinking that your home’s entryway needs a bit of a makeover, if your door is old, warped, and doesn’t close quite right anymore, why not consider fiberglass?
Benefits of Fiberglass Doors
Fiberglass doors have excellent insulating properties, so they can keep your entryway a bit warmer in winter, a bit cooler in summer, and save you on energy costs. Fiberglass has five times the insulation of wood!
Fiberglass doors can be designed to look so like a wood door, even a termite might be fooled (well, for a second, anyway). They can be painted or stained.
Fiberglass doors come in an array of different finishes, so there is bound to be one that complements your home and your tastes.
Fiberglass doors and are cost effective, a more affordable door option than the more traditional wood.
Fiberglass doors might look like wood, but they don’t rot or warp like wood. They are the low maintenance alternative.
Fiberglass doors do not rot, deteriorate, or rust (like the third door alternative, steel) and if that isn’t enough to sell you on their merits—they resist denting and scratching. So, if you have kids kicking at your door or pets scratching to get in or out, fiberglass will keep your front door looking fantastic for a much longer time than wood will.
Fiberglass doors are also environmentally friendly. Save a tree! The fact that fiberglass doors last a lot longer also means that less doors need to be manufactured over time.
Do you love the look of a paneled door? A stained, wood-grained door? A door with a square, rectangular or oval pane of glass inserted into it, to let light into the home? Today’s fiberglass doors can be made to mimic these classic wood doors.
And if you’ve always wanted a stained glass panel to beautify your entryway, our sister company, Scottish Stained Glass can make one that will be stunning in your new fiberglass door.
Fiberglass is the cutting edge door material that has been increasing in popularity for the past 25 years. Why not talk to us today, and find out if a fiberglass door is the perfect choice for your home improvement project!