Fiberglass is a material that has been slowly making its way into so many industries: car parts, tools and even items around our homes. Entryway doors made of fiberglass are becoming very popular for many reasons, and they can look almost any way you want them to so your style can be accommodated. If you’ve been thinking about replacing your wood or steel front door on your Burlington home with a fiberglass one, here’s what you need to know about them and what makes them so great.
Fiberglass is a kind of polymer that is reinforced with tiny fibres of glass. It’s an incredibly lightweight material, and it is one of the most durable and robust materials. As a bonus, fiberglass can be moulded into almost any shape you want, so it makes it very easy to work with. As such, you can have a fiberglass door that is smooth for a modern look, or you can give fiberglass a woodgrain look making it appear like a traditional wooden door.
Since it’s such a versatile material that is durable and robust, it makes a great material to produce exterior doors out of.
Low Maintenance Fiberglass Doors
One of the best things about a door made of fiberglass is that it’s super low maintenance once you’ve had it installed. For example, if you purchase a fiberglass door with a wood grain finish, you will never have to restain it for as long as you have the door because it will always look the same as when you bought it. Fiberglass itself is very easy to keep clean, and most doors will only need an occasional wipe down to keep it looking its best.
Incredibly Damage Resistant
In addition to being durable, the material is pretty resistant to scratches and general wear and tear. Some of the issues you may experience with other materials like wood or steel you won’t find with fiberglass: no warping, no splitting and no rotting. Furthermore, the door will handle the harshest weather, no matter where you live, so you don’t have to worry about it fading over time.
When you install a fiberglass door for your Burlington home, you get the added benefit of lower utility costs because it keeps the elements out. A fiberglass door helps keep the heat out in the summer and the heat inside in the winter. In addition to the utility savings, a fiberglass door acts as a sound barrier, so it keeps any noise from the street outside your home.
Best Door for Security
When it comes to security, fiberglass doors are amongst the best to keep your family safe. When combined with high-end hardware – like a deadbolt with a security code – these doors have top of the line security ratings.
Most Affordable Doors
When compared to wood or steel doors, a fiberglass door is a very reasonable investment. These doors will be mid-range in terms of a price point, so it will be an investment, but well worth it once you experience the benefits. This easy upgrade to your home will definitely increase the value of your home.
If you would like to discuss the purchase and installation of a fiberglass door for your Burlington home, contact DoorWay Inc. today.