Sonya Hacker, September 17th, 2013. Design, Pros and Cons of Fiberglass entry doors.
Woods are no longer easy material to get, even it is available the price is high. Manufacturer were innovating another material to replace wood but look like wood. It is fiberglass. Early fiberglass doors era were look like boats or bathtubs than real wood doors. Now, it hardly differentiates between the real wood door and fiberglass door unless you look it real close. There are some pros and cons about fiberglass door, which are:
1. Save cost to buy real wood door
Nowadays fiberglass doors are having more similar pattern with real wood door. To buy real wood door, it cost more money and environmental degradation. How many wood doors use material which comes from illegal logging? When you cut a tree, how long the time for new tree to grow as big as the previous cut tree? Now when you have alternative options, why don’t use the option. Fiberglass door is also cheaper that real wood door even not as cheap as steel door.
2. Durability and Maintenance
Wood doors are susceptible to weather. It will damage and moldy by humidity because wood absorb moisture. On contrary, fiberglass door will never absorb moisture so it is more durable than wood. Fiberglass door also need only a little maintenance while wood door need regular maintenance. Fiberglass not need retouch up paint or stain because fiberglass doors are stronger than wood and steel when it comes to weather problem. Its serve ,ore insulation foam core that wood.
1. Standard sizing
Fiberglass are manufactured according to standard size. It cannot be customized, so when you have smaller door, the fiberglass cannot be trimmed and have you have bigger door, the door will not fit.
2. Installation and replacement
You should call professional technician to install fiberglass door because the doors are sold as an entire kit and not just a door shutter. This is increase labor cost.
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