Entry doors come in a variety of materials like wood, multi-density fiberboard, steel and fiberglass. Fiberglass is the newest of these materials available for entry doors. Fiberglass has many benefits like low maintenance, won’t rot, deteriorate or rust and are secure.
Fiberglass is one of the most advanced materials for an entry door. It offers the homeowner the look of wood, with several different wood grain patterns available, and the strength of steel. It can be either painted or stained and resists denting and scratching. Also, a fiberglass entry door is highly energy efficient, offering five times the insulation value than a wooden door.
According to an independent study by National Home Valuation, an upgraded entry door can yield 4 to 5 times the investments and improve the overall home value. The study found that an enhanced entry with sidelites, transoms and other options increased the homes perceived value by as much as 6.6%. So what does this study reflect? The entrance to your home is a critical element in the curb appeal of your home.
For today’s homeowners who are looking for long lasting durable entry doors, fiberglass can be a good answer. The choices are practically endless, from type, style and finish of the door to the glass design and hardware options.