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Fiberglass Doors

Fiberglass is an amazing material that is finally starting to outshine natural wood when it comes to exterior doors. Everyone wants the beauty of real wood, but not the maintenance. Stained fiberglass looks virtually identical to natural wood, but it doesn’t require to routine maintenance that wood does. It offers many other benefits as well.

Fiberglass exterior doors are perfect for new homes and remodeling jobs. A contractor can easily find a high-quality fiberglass door that will enhance the look of your home much more than you could ever imagine. They are available in a multitude of styles to match any architectural style.

Fiberglass doors are stable. They will not warp, bow or twist. They are foam filled and are excellent insulators. You can apply fancy hardware to them just as you would a wood door. Fiberglass doors can be painted if you so choose. The major benefits of fiberglass doors include:

  • Low-Maintenance: Fiberglass doors require minimal maintenance. No warping, buckling and cracking to worry about.
  • Style: Fiberglass is available in an array of style choices. It can be molded with real wood graining and extremely intricate detail. It can also be stained and the process is extremely easy to do.
  • Durability: Fiberglass doors do not warp, split, shrink or swell as wood doors tend to do. They also do not dent, rust or corrode like steel doors. Fiberglass doors can also withstand a wide range of temperature changes.
  • Energy Efficiency: Fiberglass doors offer five times the insulation of wood. They are capable of maintaining an energy efficient envelope for your home because they don't warp or shrink and they practically eliminate air infiltration problems. This stabilizes the interior temperatures and decreases energy costs.
  • Security: Fiberglass is more resistant to forced entry than wood doors. It also offers an adjustable security strike plate that withstands 450 pounds of force.
  • Water Penetration: Fiberglass will not rot when exposed to moist and wet conditions.

Keep in mind that when you stain fiberglass it is important to seal the stain just as you would seal the stain on a wood door. Furthermore, make sure that you are investing in quality system components. Fiberglass is a wonderful material, but it will not perform its best without high-quality hinges, sill plates, weather-stripping and locking systems.

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