There are many reasons why you could be looking to replace one or more of your exterior doors for your home. Your door could be looking a little worse for wear and bringing down the curb appeal of your home. Possibly you’re trying to maximize your home’s energy efficiency and your current, old exterior doors just aren’t cutting it. Another reason why they are looking to replace their door is to increase home security. There are many options of exterior doors to choose from, but the 2 most popular types of exterior door that Mt. Pleasant Window & Remodeling Co. sells continues to be fiberglass and steel. Not sure which option is right for your home remodeling project? Read below to learn more about the features and benefits of each of these doors.
If you are looking for a front door that offers the appearance of real wood but doesn’t require as much maintenance, then a fiberglass exterior door is the right door for you. A fiberglass door has much better resistance to nicks and dents, holding up better than a wooden door. This type of door doesn’t need to be sanded or painted in order to retain a like-new appearance. Fiberglass doors are available in a variety of designs, so you’ll have endless customization opportunities when choosing the dream door for your home.
When it comes to energy efficiency, fiberglass doors are one of the best in the market. A majority of fiberglass doors feature polyurethane-insulated cores which offer great protection against the elements. This can also dramatically reduce heat transfer, allowing your home to stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Fun fact: the average fiberglass door offers 5x the insulation value of a wooden door! Wow!
Our other popular line of doors outside of the fiberglass door is the steel exterior door. What customers love about these doors are their unmatched, unbeatable strength and durability. Other metal doors like aluminum are vulnerable to bending or kinking over time. However, with steel doors they consistently score at the very top of the list when it comes to forced entry tests. Steel doors are the recommended choice for government buildings, schools, businesses and homeowners looking to safeguard their home from intruders.
Most homeowners have the common misconception that a steel door does not look good. In reality, residential steel doors are almost indistinguishable from wood or fiberglass doors. Many of these steel exterior doors are available with wood grain-style finishes, even some with grooves! Also, the steel doors can be customized in a variety of colors to suit your home’s exterior design. While steel doors don’t offer the same energy efficiency as fiberglass doors, these doors are more energy-efficient than wooden doors since they feature insulated cores.
Still not sure which kind of exterior door is right for your home? Contact the home improvement professionals at Mt. Pleasant Window & Remodeling Co. today to learn more about the features and benefits of fiberglass and steel exterior doors.