Entry doors for your home can be made of a variety of materials, from wood to metal to fiberglass. Steel is the strongest and is one of our favorite materials to work with due to its strength, durability and security .
The entry doors you choose are more important than you think. Not only are they the first thing people see when they pull up to your home, they act as a barrier between your home and the outside world – vital for both the energy efficiency of your home and security of your family. If you’re in need of a new front door, it has to attractive, secure, and energy efficient.
Here’s a look at the most popular materials for an entry door.
Wood is a natural material and very attractive – a common choice for homeowners. However, wood doors are expensive and subject to rot by weather and insects if not properly maintained. Plus, they need to be repainted or stained every few years, just like wood siding. On the plus side, wood doors are heavy, secure, and they resist wear and damage. It’s easier to fix scratches or dents on a wooden door than with other materials.
Fiberglass doors are maintenance-free and extremely energy efficient, as they are filled with insulation. They can be designed to resemble the appearance of wood but with better protection. Fiberglass can resist wear and weather better than both wood and steel; however, low-quality fiberglass doors can crack in the cold weather. High-quality doors can crack in the event of a hard impact. Fiberglass doors come in a wide array of colors and styles with no painting needed.
As we said above, we prefer to work with steel doors here at Rescom. More affordable than you think, steel doors are the strongest, most energy efficient and secure doors you can find. They also happen to be relatively maintenance-free. That being said, if they do get scratched, which is rare, you will have to paint them to prevent rust. Steel entry doors won’t crack or warp like other materials will, but they can suffer dents if impacted by an object.
Steel doors will always be popular because they are easy to maintain, provide high levels of security and durability, and can be customized to your home’s appearance for a fraction of the cost of fiberglass or wood.
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