Replacing your front door is a great way to improve curb appeal, increase your home’s value, and add better home security. When it comes to entry door options, you’ve got many options. Wood and steel are very common, but fibreglass is our most popular choice. Here’s why a fibreglass entry door is a great idea, as well as tips to keep in mind when choosing one.
Benefits of Fiberglass Doors
Unlike wood doors, fibreglass doors don’t require much maintenance but offer a similar look. They’re highly durable and don’t dent easily like steel doors. They’re more suitable for entryways that receive a lot of sun and weather.
Fibreglass doors can be easily painted if you want to change the colour. Paint offers a crisp, clean, and modern look while highlighting the texture of the grain. Many stain colours are available for your new fibreglass door if you would rather have a stained look. Stain work better in shaded areas out of the suns rays.
Consider the Style
When choosing a fibreglass door, select a style that complements your home and design preferences. After all, your new door will act as a focal point for the exterior of your home. Some popular options include full decorative glass or panel design.
If you’re seeking more natural lighting, having glass in your fibreglass design is highly recommended, there are many privacy glass options . thermal glazed and thick, the glass offers maximum protection.
Consider Paint or Stain
When you order a fibreglass door, you’ll have to decide whether you want it painted or stained. Both offer their own benefits: painting adds a pop of colour to enhance a door’s appearance, whereas staining helps replicate the look of wood without compromising features.
Staining often costs more money than painting. Our professionals apply two coats of stain and three coats of spar urethane by hand to provide the door with sun protection. This must be reapplied every four to six years to keep your stained door in great condition.
Keep in mind that certain door styles, such as wrought iron, are only available in a stain.
Consider the Brand
Like almost any other product, you have many different brands to choose from for your fibreglass door. A higher price tag often accompanies the more reputable companies.
Working with a professional door company that sells and installs doors can make it much easier to select a suitable brand in your price range. They know which doors are of the highest quality and which manufacturers offer the best warranties.
Choose Doorway Inc. For Your New Fiberglass Door
At Doorway Inc., we use only top-quality door and hardware manufacturers. We assemble each door component personally in our shop and offer a comprehensive warranty, providing you with peace of mind.
If you’re in the market for a new fibreglass door, we’d be happy to review door styles, glass and hardware options, colours, and more! Contact our friendly team today for more information.