When it comes to your home you’ll likely be choosing materials that help achieve the overall appeal you desire. With this in mind, your first choice for your front door was likely wood. However, wood is not always the most ideal option. Once you begin to learn more about your many options, and the benefits that come with each option, you’ll likely realize a fiberglass door is more suitable.
While wood is aesthetically appealing and that is the main reason homeowners choose it for their entry door, it’s also higher in price, more likely to encounter damage from outdoor elements, and of course, a tree had to be cut down for that door to be made. Because the elements aren’t kind to wood, you can expect to have rotting, warping, swelling and even splintering over time. With fiberglass, you won’t experience any of that!
Whether you’re looking for a front door for a new home, or simply need to replace your existing one, consider a fiberglass door.
Fiberglass Doors and Their Benefits
Fiberglass doors are better at insulating your home (with five times more insulation than wood) so you can expect the temperature inside to be ideal, no matter the temperature outside. This alone will save you a lot of money on your energy expenses.
If you prefer the appearance of wood you can still achieve that because fiberglass doors can be designed to look like wood and be stained or painted in any color you choose.
You will find a variety of finishes available when choosing a fiberglass door so it’s easier to find one that complements your home perfectly.
Wood doors can be rather pricey, in addition to other door options but fiberglass is a more affordable option with greater benefits.
While you can make your fiberglass front door look like wood, you won’t have to worry about the rotting or warping that natural wood endures over time, making fiberglass a lower maintenance option.
Steel doors are another option but over time they will rust, rot and deteriorate; you won’t experience this with a fiberglass door. In addition, you can forget about the dents and scratches that commonly happen to entry doors; fiberglass doors are resistant to both! This benefit makes fiberglass an ideal choice for those with kids or pets; doors tend to take more abuse in kid and pet-filled families.
One of the best benefits of choosing a fiberglass door is that you can save a tree because they’re an eco-friendly option. Because the lifetime of a fiberglass door outweighs many other doors, the manufacturers don’t have to make as many which in turn is more friendly to the environment.
As mentioned earlier, fiberglass can be made to look like a wood door. In addition, if you enjoy a more stylish door (panels, stained, glass pane, etc.) then fiberglass is a great choice. They can be made with the same designs that you typically have on a wood door.
Over the past 25 years fiberglass has grown in popularity for front doors due to its top-notch material, price and benefits. If you’re ready to discover the perfect fiberglass door for your home then give our Lakeside Exteriors representatives a call today!