On Trend: Fiberglass Entry Doors
Enhance your home's curb appeal with a true low-maintenance front door
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Today’s homeowners who want to choose an energy-efficient, low-maintenance entry door can look to fiberglass doors as a smart investment. Fiberglass doors, which are designed and finished to have the appearance of authentic wood doors, keep their ‘new look’ longer, and are often more durable, more secure, more affordable in the long run, and much easier to maintain than wood doors, according to the manufacturer of the gorgeous examples seen below. While cost ranges for fiberglass doors can be similar to the cost of real wood doors, fiberglass doors are engineered and built in a way to maximize your expenditure. Here are some things to consider when choosing a new fiberglass entry door for your home:
Fiberglass entry doors most closely mimic the defined grain of authentic wood doors and come in a number of wood grain options as well as a variety of stain and paint colors. Additionally, fiberglass doors offer many options for door glass, including decorative door glass. Some manufacturers offer custom-made doors, manufactured to specific sizes to more closely fit any entry opening. Doors can also be hand-finished at the factory to achieve a rich, wood-like appearance. ProVia asserts that premium fiberglass doors are architecturally correct and satisfy the design requirements of many neighborhood HOAs.
Fiberglass entry doors are durable and manufactured to withstand the harsh effects of the weather. The manufacturer says they do not shrink, warp, split, crack or delaminate, and can last a long time without needing to be refinished. Many come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty. They offer a low-maintenance finish, resist scratches and dents, and can be easily cleaned with mild soap and water.
Fiberglass entry door systems are engineered to be highly energy efficient. Often manufactured with an integrated system including a wood frame, polyethylene core and fiberglass skins, fiberglass doors are designed to protect your home’s interior from harsh summer heat and winter cold. Many are ENERGY STAR certified, so you can be sure your door will perform well over time. The maker of the fiberglass doors seen below says their solid construction provides added security as well, with reinforced lock areas to provide a solid mounting surface for door hardware.
Your home’s entryway says a lot about the personality of the interior of your home, and can add style, curb appeal and safety. For some ideas to get you started, check out ProVia’s Color LookBook, and to see how a new fiberglass entry door might look on your new home, try the ProVia Visualizer.