One of the best ways to maximize curb appeal and increase energy efficiency in your home is with brand new exterior doors! New doors will offer better insulation, as well as an updated style, so you can save money while modernizing the overall appearance of your home. And if you choose a particularly effective material, like fiberglass, you can rest assured your new doors will withstand the test of time.
Curious if exterior fiberglass doors are the best option for your Missouri or Kansas home? While not as common as wood or steel exterior doors, fiberglass has grown in popularity due to its versatility and tenacity.
What are Fiberglass Doors?
Exterior fiberglass doors are built with hardier materials than wood or steel, making them one of the most durable and energy-efficient options on the market to choose from.
Fiberglass is a composite created through reinforcing a polymer (plastic) matrix with glass fibers. This unique material is perfect for strong, reliable exterior doors in the same way plastic composite decking is low maintenance and built to last.
Benefits of Fiberglass Doors
There are many options for exterior doors, and it’s important to make the best decision for your specific needs. Here are the advantages to choosing fiberglass for your front door and other exterior doors.
Fiberglass is Durable
When compared to wood and steel, fiberglass is significantly more durable and long-lasting! Fiberglass won’t rot, warp, or crack like wood, and it won’t scratch, corrode, or dent as easily as steel either. The fiberglass material is even strong enough to withstand harsh elements, so say goodbye to an additional storm door!
If you’re looking to install an exterior door that will last for decades and give you peace of mind, fiberglass is an excellent choice!
Fiberglass is Aesthetically Versatile
Exterior fiberglass doors come in every style, finish, and standard door size you can imagine, including basic factory-primes models you can purchase and paint or stain yourself. Fiberglass doors imitate the appearance of wood doors through various stains and finishes, so you don’t have to sacrifice appearance for the sake of functionality.
At Rolox Home Service, our HeritageTM Fiberglass Doors come in a variety of paint colors, stains, and skin options so you can customize your doors to your unique preferences and style.
Fiberglass is Energy Efficient
Fiberglass doors are recommended by the US Department of Energy as one of the best exterior doors for reducing energy waste — and the best part? A lower energy bill! With a solid polyurethane core, our exterior fiberglass doors are more durable than steel and five times more energy efficient than wood.
Fiberglass is Low Maintenance
Keeping your exterior fiberglass doors clean is easy, especially since they’re so sturdy and not prone to scuffs, scratches, or dents. Dust or dirt can easily be removed with a damp cloth! Other than a fresh coat of paint every few years, your fiberglass doors won’t require any maintenance after installation!
Fiberglass is Warrantied
Most exterior fiberglass doors come with extensive warranties, so even if they do unexpectedly wear down, you can lean on your home service provider to take care of it! All of our doors at Rolox come with our standard lifetime warranty so you can enjoy them worry-free for years to come!
Disadvantages of Fiberglass Doors
Like with any home renovation project, there are pros and cons to choosing one material over another. Here are a few things to keep in mind before committing to fiberglass for your exterior doors.
Fiberglass is Expensive
Although not quite so exorbitant as solid oak or mahogany doors, fiberglass is quite expensive compared to standard steel or wood. You will end up paying more up front, but what you save in longevity and maintenance easily makes up for it!
We don’t want cost to be a deciding factor when choosing the right doors for you, which is why Rolox Home Service offers financing curated to your budget and situation. Get the home improvements you need now, not when you’re forced to.
Fiberglass isn’t Usually Custom
Due to their unique structure, exterior fiberglass doors are difficult to trim down to fit smaller frames, plus they’re not often manufactured in non-standard door sizes. Trying to get a fiberglass door custom fit to your home can drive up the price if you have an uncommon door shape or size. Contact us today for a free consultation to see if exterior fiberglass doors are the right choice for you!
Fiberglass Should Be Professionally Installed
Exterior fiberglass doors come as a full unit, so they’re not ideal for the DIY homeowner who prefers installing their new doors themselves. We recommend ordering your exterior fiberglass doors through a professional home renovation service who can ensure top tier quality in both the doors and the installation, like our experts here at Rolox!
Need Professional Advice?
You don’t have to decide this alone! Contact us for a free in-home consultation today, and let us help you determine the right exterior door replacements for you.