Fiberglass has become more and more popular for homeowners looking to build a new house or upgrade their current entry doors and it’s easy to see why. While the price for fiberglass doors rests right between that of steel and wooden doors, the material actually greatly outperforms both when it comes to how little maintenance is needed and its overall durability.
Just like steel doors, fiberglass exterior doors use a foam core inside that helps contribute to their light weight and overall energy efficiency. With the core covered by fiberglass, you avoid problems such as damage from moisture and insects entirely and you’ll experience significant savings over the life of the door.
You might worry about what a fiberglass door looks like, but manufacturers have become better and better at creating textures and colors that effectively mimic the look and feel of woods such as oak, mahogany and fir. Once they’ve been finished with an appropriately-colored stain, it can be very difficult to tell fiberglass doors from wood until you touch them. Better-quality models such as those carried by Metroplex Windows & Glass also feature high-quality detailing that carries the illusion even further.
Fiberglass doors are ideal for an area such as Dallas-Fort Worth because they’re very stable and aren’t warped by extreme differences in temperature and humidity. This means that they don’t expand and contract, meaning that paint and stains last a long time, rarely needing repainting or touchups.