Comparing Steel and Fiberglass Doors – Which one is best for you
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Fiberglass doors offer the look of authentic wood grain textures in different species like oak, cherry, mahogany, weathered colours, including a variety of stains and paints fiberglass is the choice for you. Additionally, fiberglass entry doors offer so many options for door glass.
Steel entry doors offer a Modern clean look. They look great and offer you an unlimited amount of design options. Steel entry doors are available in a wide variety of styles and colours and can be easily painted.
Fibreglass doors won’t shrink, warp, split, or crack like wooden doors would over time. This makes it an ideal choice for Canadians living in harsh weather climates.
Steel doors are very strong and durable. They also won’t crack or warp due to harsh Canadian climate conditions, moisture or humidity. However, they may be susceptible to dents if hit hard enough so always look for a steel door with a thicker skin.
Fiberglass entry doors require very little maintenance to keep them looking brand new. It is resistant to denting, scratching, and can be cleaned with any common mild soap and water. Fibreglass doors can also be refinished in the future.
Steel doors are generally considered very low maintenance. They can be cleaned with any common mild soap and water. If you want to change the colour or give it a facelift, steel doors can easily be primed and repainted any colour.
Fiberglass entry door systems are designed to be highly energy efficient. They are built with a polyurethane core, heat-resistant window trim, premium weatherstripping and a high-performance glazing system.
Steel entry doors also offer significantly more energy efficiency than wood doors. They too are built with a polyurethane core, heat-resistant window trim, premium weatherstripping and a high-performance glazing system.
Fibreglass doors are of a solid construction including strong composite frames which provide significantly better security than the traditional wood frames.
Steel door systems are also built of a solid construction including strong composite frames which provide significantly better security than the traditional wood frames.
Fiberglass doors in terms of value are comparable in style to wood doors but are much less expensive. Fiberglass material is more complex than steel and therefore also more costly than steel.
Steel entry doors are the most affordable option and offer significant long-term value. Steel doors offer both great value and performance.
Replacing your old door with a new energy-efficient door is a great investment. Steel and fibreglass doors are the most common types of replacement doors. Contact us now and see which one is best for you.