Is it wood or fiberglass? Even we can’t tell!
Fiberglass entry doors offer an ideal combination of beauty, durability, and energy efficiency.
Today’s fiberglass doors offer a look that is almost indistinguishable from wood. Sometimes, even the pros can’t tell the difference until they see the door up close!
Exterior fiberglass doors are designed to resist damage from the elements, protecting your home against water and drafts. Fiberglass also offers superior insulation against the heat and cold, helping you to save on your heating and air conditioning bills.
Advantages of Fiberglass Doors
The timeless beauty of wood entry doors will always have its appeal. But in recent years, the popularity of fiberglass front doors has exploded among homeowners. Faced with a choice between beauty and durability, many homeowners say: why can’t I have both?
So what makes fiberglass doors such a popular choice?
Protection Against the Elements
The temperature of a painted door can range from the ambient air temperature to as high as 200ºF over the course of just a few hours. That’s a lot of expansion and contraction over the course of one day!
Fiberglass doors are specifically designed to withstand the stress of temperature extremes caused by sun and shade. Their Hydroshield Technology, closed cellular structure, and poly-fiber frames help guard against warping to protect your door — and your home — against mildew and water infiltration.
Over the last 10 years, technological advances have made it tough to tell the difference between wood and fiberglass doors. Today’s fiberglass doors offer the look of real wood with greater energy efficiency and weather resistance.
Fiberglass doors are sold in a variety of shapes, styles, and finishings. You can order fiberglass doors with a factory finish that will match the unique look of your home, or with a factory-primed doors that can be stained or primed to match the unique look of your home.
Nothing beats fiberglass at helping to keep your energy bills down. Fiberglass doors are great insulators, helping to keep heat or cold from escaping your home and driving up your heating costs. And because of the impressive durability, fiberglass doors won’t warp or weaken with time, preventing gaps that can allow heat and cold to enter in your doorframe.
Because they are so durable, fiberglass exterior doors with glass can have energy efficient windows with two, three, or even four panes of glass. The air between these multi-pane windows provides additional insulation that increases the energy efficiency of your doors.
Fiberglass is also more energy efficient to manufacture. A door made of fiberglass is about 80% sand — an abundant natural resource. The amount of energy used to make a fiberglass door is about 80% less than aluminum and 40% less than vinyl.
Free Estimate on Fiberglass Door Installation
Save Energy has been replacing and installing exterior doors for homeowners in the Bay Area more than 35 years. Whether you live in Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, San Rafael, or Santa Rosa, we can replace your old exterior doors with new entry doors that match the architectural style of your home, and your budget.
The process of replacing and installing your custom entry doors starts with a free in-home consultation from our installation specialists. Give us a call, contact us online, or visit one of our showrooms in Petaluma or San Rafael to learn more about the hundreds of doors, windows, and siding products we offer to help transform the look of your home!