Fiberglass doors have many advantages over their traditional wooden cousins. They are useful for a wide variety of locations including home, office or industrial buildings. Building owners or contractors considering their entryway options may wish to strongly consider the following benefits of fiberglass doors.
Wood has a variety of problems when it comes to maintenance and seasonal changes. Wood naturally contracts or expands in response to heat or moisture. In extreme cases, this can cause doors to become loose or stick and not open or close properly. Fiberglass does not have these problems. It is highly moisture-resistant and will need little to no maintenance once it is installed.
Greater Insulating Properties
In both cold and warm climates, insulation is a critical part of a home’s design. The doorway is often a weak point in the overall insulation layer. Even when closed, they tend to be especially poor at keeping the heat where you want it. Fiberglass doors can be filled with insulating foam and offer up to five times more thermal resistance than a standard wood or metal door. This means more money saved on heating and cooling costs.
Range of Appearances
Especially for homeowners, the appearance of a front entryway is important. Many people turn to wood because it offers the best overall visual appeal. You may be surprised to learn that fiberglass doors can be made to look almost indistinguishable from natural wood doors. This allows a person to have all the aesthetic advantages of wood while retaining all of the practical advantages of fiberglass. Fiberglass has the full range of appearance options from the refined beauty demanded of a home to the sleek professionalism of an office building.
Despite higher upfront costs, fiberglass doors save in the long run. They will last longer than most other types and will require less maintenance. It’s always good to consider fiberglass doors for your next construction project or renovation.
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