Fiberglass Exterior Doors
Fiberglass Exterior Doors have come a long way and many homeowners are now seeing their beauty and value.
Just a few years ago, most homeowners would cringe at the thought of installing a fiberglass exterior door as an entry door for their home. Mostly because of aesthetic reasons, they were just plain ugly, compared to wood. You see, they didn't catch on as manufacturers had hoped when they were first introduced, maybe because it was because consumers were still used to the beauty of wooden doors.
However all that has changed, fiberglass doors are quickly becoming a increasingly popular choice. Their popularity lies somewhere in the middle of wooden doors and steel doors. Their popularity grew even more when manufacturers started designing them to look more like wooden doors. Millions of homeowners now have fiberglass entry doors in their homes, but not only for the look but also certain benefits.
Here are a few benefits of Fiberglass Exterior Doors:
We mentioned that fiberglass doors now look and feel like wooden doors and that's not a bad thing. However these types of doors have a few advantages. Fiberglass doors will not rot, bow or crack like wooden doors and are about three times stronger. Wooden doors are susceptible to the elements. They absorb moisture which makes them swell and contract in the heat. Fiberglass doors are not affected by the elements.
You'd be performing the least amount of maintenance chores on fiberglass than wood or steel doors. It will not ding, dent or rust like steel doors and can handle the weather better than wooden doors. It stands up very well against every day wear and tear. It is suggested by most manufacturers to apply a clear top coat finish for added protection.
Because of its polyurethane inner core, fiberglass doors provide excellent insulation, even better than wooden doors. This inner core is free of CFCs which is great for the environment and it also helps cut down on heating and cooling bills.
What good is an entry door if it is not secure. Security is not an issue with fiberglass doors as they can hold their own as well as the other types of doors. They are just as strong as their steel counterparts.
It's environmentally friendly in another way. If more homeowners would invest in fiberglass doors that means less trees would have to be cut down. Helping the environment is always a good thing in my book.
There is some maintenance involved but it's minimal compared to a wooden or steel door. Wooden doors require the most maintenance, followed by steel doors, fiberglass requires the least amount of work. You should be sure to carefully follow all instructions given by the manufacturer or retailer in regards to taking care of your new door. This helps it to retain its look for years to come.
Fiberglass Exterior Doors are an excellent choice for your home.
We all love traditional wood doors, but they have their flaws. Fiberglass exterior doors offer all of the benefits and none of the disadvantages of wood doors. They are great insulators, stand up to all weather conditions and are good for the environment. They are a solid investment if you are looking for a great entry door for your home.