When shopping around for a new front door for your home, you have many options. With the variety of materials out there for exterior doors, it’s easy to become overwhelmed during your search for the best purchase for your home. Read on to compare and contrast fiberglass and wooden exterior doors. Which material is right for you – fiberglass or wood? Each material has its pros and cons: it’s up to you to decide which is right for your Olney home.
Fiberglass Front Doors
Fiberglass is relatively new when it comes to front door materials and has a lot to offer. Not only is fiberglass very low maintenance, but it resists dents and scratches and is very strong and secure. If you want the look of wood, it’s also available in a wood-grain to give you the look of wood without some of the issues that go with it. Other advantages of fiberglass are as follows:
- Won’t rot, deteriorate or rust
- Energy efficient
- Can be painted or stained
- Won’t warp, bow, or twist
The biggest disadvantage of fiberglass, however, is the price. It’s typically more expensive than wood, but comes with many extra features and long-lasting durability.
Wooden Front Doors
Wooden doors are usually the most common type of door you’ll see used for front doors in Olney. Wood is versatile and beautiful and available in a large variety of types – oak, mahogany, pine, maple, cherry, walnut, and fir, to name just a few. It can withstand moisture and the elements while giving you a high-end look that can be easily repaired. However, wood does bubble, bow, and warp over time and can fade in time. It’s also less energy-efficient than fiberglass.
If you’re ready to begin the task of installing a new exterior door into your Olney home, Fisher Lumber can provide you with the Therma-Tru, Simpson, or Masonite exterior door that best meets your needs and budget. With minimal care and upkeep, a wooden or fiberglass exterior door can add value to your home in Olney and keep it looking beautiful for many years to come!
Fisher Lumber and Hardware
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