If you want to improve the curb appeal of your home, one of the things you can do is invest in a new front door. A modern door gives your home a fresh new look. When you shop for a door, you can choose between steel, wood, and fiberglass. Fiberglass doors are popular because they offer advantages over the other materials. Here are a few reasons why you should consider choosing a new door made of fiberglass.
Fiberglass Doors Are Energy Efficient
Fiberglass is a strong material made from resin and glass fibers. The doors are constructed with a front and back panel, and an insulated core is sandwiched between them. This insulation makes them energy efficient. They block heat transfer very well. They usually feel warm to the touch unlike steel doors that get hot in direct sunlight in the summer and get cold in the winter. The way they are constructed makes them more energy efficient than solid wood. Choosing a fiberglass door may help keep your energy bill lower as long as the door is installed properly with no gaps.
Fiberglass Is Durable And Needs Little Maintenance
One of the best things about having a fiberglass entry door is that it requires very little maintenance. Unlike wood that warps when wet and decays, fiberglass does not succumb to the weather or insects. That makes it an ideal door to use in all climates. Cold temperatures and high humidity do not cause the door to deteriorate. Because the door is made from resin, which is a type of plastic, bugs won't destroy it. While it is possible to scratch a fiberglass door, it is much harder to do than it is with a steel door. A steel door can be dented and scratched easily, and that leads to rust and deterioration. Fiberglass won't rust, and if it is scratched, the scratches are difficult to see since the color runs all the way through the door instead of just being painted on the surface.
Fiberglass Doors Have Visual Appeal
Fiberglass doors come in all the same styles as traditional doors. They can have windows and decorative touches like a transom. They also come in various colors. You can buy a door that has dye pigments applied during the time the door is manufactured. You can also buy a door with a surface suitable for painting so you can change the color any time you want. Fiberglass doors can also be made with wood grains. With the visible grain and natural wood color, the door will look exactly like a much more expensive solid wood door. It even feels like wood when you touch it. The advantage is you don't have all the headaches and maintenance chores associated with a real wood door.
If you're looking for a new door that gives your home an upscale look, and that you won't have to pamper, then fiberglass is worth considering. These doors are available in a wide range of prices from a basic door to a deluxe entry door with side panels, a transom, and decorative glass. With all the styles and prices available, it's easy to find a perfect match for your home's architecture and color scheme.
For more information, contact New Method Insulation & Supply Ltd or a similar company.