Dec 31, 2020

Fiberglass Front Doors Pros & Cons

Updating your front entry door during your exterior home improvement project can add beauty, energy efficiency, and value to your home.  One of the biggest decisions a homeowner needs to make prior to taking on a new front door installation project is which material to use.  One of the more popular front door material selections is fiberglass.  We’re here to offer our expert perspective on exterior fiberglass door installation so that the decision you make is an informed one.  Here’s what you need to know!

Provia Fiberglass Door with Sidelites

Exterior Fiberglass Doors Pros & Cons For Your Home:

Benefits & Advantages Of Fiberglass Doors:

Offered in an array of styles and finishes due to sophisticated manufacturing techniques, fiberglass exterior doors are a straightforward way to up your home’s curb appeal.  They even can imitate the aesthetics of wood without the maintenance, as painting and staining are unnecessary.  However, if a homeowner wants to change out the appearance of an exterior fiberglass door, they can be painted.  Fiberglass is often used in house windows because of its inability to expand or contract as the seasons change and the same holds true for fiberglass exterior doors.  This property allows to have a long lifespan. Fiberglass entry doors also win high marks for their durability because they do not rot, warp, scratch, corrode, or rust.  With regards to energy efficiency, fiberglass entry doors lower heat transfer and increase energy efficiency, leading to lower utility bills.  With regards to safety, fiberglass doors, provide a layer of protection against burglars because they can be outfitted with double or triple pane glass which is tricky to shatter.  Opt for a multipoint locking door system which will provide enhanced security.

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Disadvantages Of Fiberglass Doors:

  When compared to most other door materials, fiberglass exterior doors come at a premium.  Fiberglass door installation is not a DIY endeavor, as any missteps can cause the door to allow air or water to permeate.  The material is also tricky to trim and comes as a full unit with a frame.  This makes it imperative that you ask the right questions before hiring a contractor and delegate the door installation project.

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November 3, 2022

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October 6, 2022

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July 23, 2022

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Edina, MN
July 22, 2022

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Maple Grove, MN
July 10, 2022

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