Top Benefits of Choosing Fiberglass Over Wood for Your New Entry Door

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


If your front door is warped, discolored, or just plain outdated, you might be thinking about buying a new entry door. But Choosing the Perfect Front Door for Your Tampa Home can be a bit intimidating, especially when you start to compare materials and costs.

One of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether you want a fiberglass, steel, or wood door. For this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at the differences between fiberglass and wood doors and what their different advantages or disadvantages are.

 

Fiberglass Entry Doors

Fiberglass doors provide several advantages over traditional wood doors. These doors are affordable, resistant to damage, can withstand different weather conditions, and are very versatile in design options.

Fiberglass doors are often made to resemble the look of wood doors, and can be stained or coated. However, they come with several advantages over wood: 

 

  • Tougher / less prone to damage 
  • Wide array of colors and textures
  • Easier to customize dimensions and panels
  • Lower maintenance
  • No water damage, cracks or rotting
  • Can be painted easily / without sanding
  • Insulation foam provides least 5x the insulating properties

 

 

Wood Entry Doors

Though wood doors are often associated with warm feelings and nostalgic craftsmanship, many people don’t take into account the upkeep of these types of doors. Wood doors are more susceptible to warping, moisture issues, peeling or bubbling, and fading.

In addition to the upkeep, wood doors are also not as energy efficient as fiberglass doors. But if you are interested in purchasing a wood door, here are some of The Best Types of Wood for Doors.


FAS Windows & Doors offers replacement entry doors, replacement patio doors, and replacement French doors from prominent brand names in the industry such as Andersen, Simonton, ProVia, PGT, Neuma and more.

If you are looking for new replacement fiberglass entry doors or any other type of door, contact us or visit one of our showrooms.


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