If your home is in need of a new entry door, one of the first and most important decisions you’ll have to make will be regarding which material to use. The front door of your home is vital for everything from security and protection to aesthetic features, and there are several great material options out there.
At Peach Building Products, we have a wide variety of entry door materials for you to chose from. Let’s go over three of the most popular types out there, and some of their qualities – how they protect your home, how long they last, and the options they offer you in terms of design and other aesthetic considerations.
Fiberglass doors, generally made using a combination of this substance plus a composite, are a great option in several areas. For one, they’re built to stand up to harsher weather conditions including temperature, humidity, wind and others – none of these elements are a concern whatsoever with this material, which will not wear down in moisture either.
In addition, fiberglass entry doors are heavily resistant to dents and rust or other forms of corrosion. They’re also known to be some of the best options out there for insulation. Best of all for some people, they can be made to appear very similarly to wood or other options through simple staining processes. If you want a door with the benefits of fiberglass but the appearance of traditional wood, that’s easy to accomplish. You might pay a bit more for it in exchange, but this is generally well worth it in the long-run due to fiberglass’s low maintenance needs.
Wood doors are the oldest and most traditional materials used here, and they’re still highly viable today as well. They’re highly versatile, open to virtually any painting or staining format you desire, and their classic appearance is second to none.
Wood doors do come with more maintenance needs than fiberglass, to be sure. You need to keep an eye on things like wood expansion and basic care, but on the flip side, any scratches are very easy to repair. Some of our newer wood options even include a veneer over engineered wood, which helps ward off issues like warping or shrinking. Wood doors are generally more affordable than fiberglass options, as well.
While we have these options available through Craftsman and other custom door options we offer, you have to be wary when purchasing a steel door. They are great for insulation and security, but they’re also susceptible to dents and imperfections, which can be hard to fix. If the appearance of your door is a high priority, you might consider another option.