A front door is not something you shop for often, so when you’re in the market for a new door, you want to get the right door for your home. Your door has many functions including your home’s security, curb appeal, and insulation from the weather. A new, stylish entry door can even extend a warm welcome to your family and friends.
Read on to learn about the benefits of fiberglass vs. steel for your next entry door.
Choosing between fiberglass and steel for your new entry door
Fiberglass entry doors—a popular choice for many reasons
One of the most valuable features of a new fiberglass door is its high-performing endurance. Fiberglass is a super-strong material (it’s what hard hats and canoes are made of). It’s a sound investment because the makeup of a fiberglass door is designed to last. It won’t warp, crack, split, or shrink regardless of the weather it is exposed to. A fiberglass door even performs well in humid and harsh climates.
Because fiberglass doors are so durable, and stand up to the elements without compromising their makeup, they come with a great warranty. ProVia fiberglass doors give homeowners a Lifetime Limited Warranty, ensuring their performance throughout the years the purchaser owns the home, plus the next homeowner! A 10-year warranty is in place for ProVia paint, glaze, and stain finishes.
Fiberglass doors give you the genuine look of wood—without the hassle of a wood door’s maintenance requirements. When selecting the look of your new fiberglass door, you can choose either a smooth look or a textured one. Wood grain textures from which to choose include Oak, Cherry, Fir, Mahogany, and Knotty Alder. For a finished look, select your stain or paint color to complement your home’s overall look.
ProVia front door systems without glass are ENERGY STAR® certified, and some models with glass also meet ENERGY STAR standards. Fiberglass front doors are built to perform. With highly energy efficient features, they insulate your home from extreme temperatures. Their tight seal keeps unwanted drafts out of your entryway, leaving your home interior at a comfortable temperature. And their insulating qualities can help lower utility bills.
The strong makeup of fiberglass front doors gives homeowners peace of mind. Bolster your home security with a fiberglass entry door system.
The ease of maintenance makes fiberglass doors a popular option. While wood doors require regular upkeep, fiberglass doors only require a simple periodic cleaning with soap and water. They resist denting, so they look great for years to come!
Depending on the door type, glass option, and hardware, fiberglass entry doors are typically less expensive than wood doors. They last much longer than wood doors, saving you time and money in the long run.
Steel Entry Doors—for bolstered security and function
Steel entry doors, especially those made of 20-gauge steel, won’t warp or crack. They are some of the strongest, most durable doors on today’s market.
ProVia steel doors are so well made and long-lasting, they come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty and a 7-year paint and stain warranty.
Boost your curb appeal with a beautiful new steel door. Choose from custom options to match your style. Steel front doors are available in both smooth and wood grain textures. They come in a variety of stains and paint finish options. Choose from a variety of door styles. Select your new replacement door with or without glass, and make your hardware selection to complement your home’s architectural style and overall look.
Steel front doors offer more energy efficiency than wood entry doors. ProVia Legacy Steel entry doors are highly energy efficient. All the ProVia steel doors without glass meet ENERGY STAR certification requirements. And many of the Legacy Steel entry doors with glass are ENERGY STAR certified.
The very best solution for homeowners concerned about their home’s protection is a steel entry door. They are popular in rental properties and multi-home units. They give homeowners and renters peace of mind because they are well-known as a deterrent to would-be intruders.
Avoid the hassle that comes with maintaining a wood door, and enjoy the low-maintenance of a steel entry door instead.
Steel doors are budget-friendly and offer you long-term value, protection, and insulation from extreme heat and cold.
Steel door sizes are available up to 8 feet in height. They are custom built to your style selections with choices of smooth or wood grain, stain and paint finishes, and hardware.
An entry door replacement contractor you can trust
At Kelly Window and Door, we understand you don’t want to feel unsure about your front door. That’s why for over 27 Years we’ve provided Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the greater Triangle area homeowners with over 4,000 successful door and window installations using the finest products in the industry. Get peace of mind about the security and longevity of your front door by having the expert team at Kelly Window and Door install it.