Fiberglass Exterior Doors

Quality doors keep your home and family safe and comfortable and Fiberglass Exterior Doors are a great option. When you choose doors for your home, you want something that looks good in addition to providing protection. These doors do that and can be Energy Efficient.

The three most commonly used materials for exterior doors are Wood, Fiberglass and Steel. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages but all three make very good Energy Efficient Doors.

You’ll want to choose a material that is right for your family, your climate and your budget.

Advantages to Fiberglass Exterior Doors:

~Choice of Colors or Wood Look You can paint these doors so you have your choice of colors. They also come in simulated wood.

~Energy Efficient Check the foam insulation inside the door. That helps make the door energy efficient.

Fiberglass also has an energy efficient advantage over wood and steel: it won’t shrink or warp. Once a door has warped or changed shape, it loses the tight seal that keeps air from passing through.

~Resistant to Damage Both fiberglass and steel are resistant to cracking and warping but fiberglass is also resistant to denting and rusting making it even more weather resistant.

Because fiberglass is resistant to rust and salt air corrosion, it can work well if you live near the ocean.

~Low Maintenance Steel and fiberglass are not completely maintenance free but certainly require much less attention than wood. Which ever material you decide on, don’t forget to keep an eye on the hinges.

~Lightweight Like aluminum, fiberglass is light. The downside of this is that it is not as strong as wood and steel.

~Attractive Choose the color and features that you prefer and enhance any entry way of your home.

Fiberglass, Steel or Wood?

Some people know exactly what material they want. If you don’t, it’s best to compare taking into consideration your home and budget. One material may work for one part of the house and another material for the rest of the house.

When choosing, it’s important to look at initial price, of course, as well as maintenance costs. A well chosen Energy Efficient Door can add beauty to your home and save you energy and money for years to come.