Fiberglass Versus Steel: Which is the Best Material for Your New Front Door?

Fiberglass Versus Steel: Which is the Best Material for Your New Front Door?

Fiberglass Versus Steel: Which is the Best Material for Your New Front Door?

As you decide on a new door for your home, you have lots of options – including between fiberglass and steel. If you would like personal advice based on your unique needs then you can always stop by Progressive Insulation & Windows or call us at (800) 500-6200. You can also read on to learn the basic differences between the two.

Steel Doors Are More Stylish Than You May Be Imagining

Steel is versatile, durable, and comes in a wide range of options. However, many people do not consider having them installed because they picture old, rusting, metal doors of yesteryear. Today’s steel doors can come in a wide range of colors, designs, and even woodgrain. They offer more security than a fiberglass door as well. When you add in the low cost of steel, it is easy to see that it is a top choice – but these are not the only advantages to steel.

Of course, steel isn’t the perfect choice for all needs. It is strong and durable but it is also more likely to become dented or scratched than fiberglass. You can fix these dents with auto-body repair kits in many cases, and most scratches can be covered with putty and paint, it is still important to consider that they can become damaged. On particularly hot days, steel doors can also be hot to the touch.

There Are Advantages to Fiberglass Doors Too

Some explain fiberglass doors as having all the pros of steel but without any of the limitations. This is somewhat true because in many ways fiberglass doors are just a touch superior to steel. However, fiberglass can crack if is struck very hard while steel will not.

On the other hand, fiberglass comes in a wide range of colors, styles, and grains that can look incredible. If you are looking for a door that looks like wood then fiberglass is likely the better option. There is no risk of rusting with fiberglass and it is easy to keep it clean and well maintained. That said, over time when fiberglass doors are exposed to the heat, they will eventually sweep, crack, and warp. They are less likely to do so than wood but it is an issue over time.

Let Us Help You Find the Right Option for Your New Door

If you need assistance finding the best door for your needs then we recommend you contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200. We can go over the options, show you examples in our showroom, consider your needs, and help you find the right choice. We are proud of our long history of success and look forward to using it to help you.

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