Fiberglass Doors vs. Other Door Types
If you have been researching replacement doors, odds are you have run across any number of different door types: wood, fiberglass, steel, aluminum, and so on. The problem is, for those not in the industry, it can be unclear what the advantages are of one door type over the other. But how else are you going to pick the right door type for your home? If you’re interested in fiberglass doors, it’s important to note that these are one of the lowest maintenance, most secure, and most aesthetically diverse doors on the market. On top of that, our fiberglass doors are also energy-efficient and made with rust-free materials. Plus, they’re non-porous, so you will no longer have to worry about mold, mildew, termites, or wood rot on your door.
Low Maintenance & Secure Replacement Fiberglass Doors in Tampa
While wood doors are often very beautiful, there are a lot of disadvantages associated with them. Wood doors are not energy efficient. Wood doors are not resistant to impact and therefore can crack and break with small amounts of force. When exposed to moisture and humidity, wood doors can actually warp and even rot over time. Though all doors are susceptible to damage from time to time, particularly in Florida where we are often hit by hurricanes, fiberglass doors are different. When a piece of flying debris hits a non-fiberglass door at tremendous forces, chances are that the door will at the very least get dings or dents. That is, if it doesn’t crack or break. Fiberglass doors, on the other hand, is a lot more resistant to dings, dents, and even scratches. That translates to less maintenance for you, as you won’t have to worry about repairing the door or getting rid of any dents or scratches. But it also means that your home will remain secure for longer.
Every time a door gets a ding or a dent on it, the structural integrity of the door gets compromised ever so slightly, putting you and your loved ones a little more at risk. The greater the number of dents and the size of these dents, the less force is needed to break down the door. So, if a fiberglass door is resistant to dents, it’s structural integrity can remain uncompromised for longer. Whiles steel doors are often credited as being the most secure door types, that isn’t often the case. After all, steel doors aren’t as resistant to impact and dents as fiberglass doors are.
Fiberglass Doors for a Variety of Styles
As we mentioned in the previous section, wood doors can be beautiful, but they are riddled with disadvantages. Luckily, if you’re looking for a door type that has the look of a beautiful wood door without the disadvantages, fiberglass doors are a great alternative. There are embossed wood-grain texture fiberglass doors that have all of the advantages of fiberglass doors but without all of the disadvantages of wood doors. On the other hand, if you are looking for a door with a smooth texture for a completely different look, we have you covered. We also carry a number of smooth texture fiberglass doors.
In terms of advantages between smooth fiberglass over embossed wood-grain texture, it strictly comes down to personal styling preferences. The advantages you get with one style of fiberglass door are the exact same as what you get with the other style.
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Whether it’s extreme heat, wind, impact, or storms, fiberglass doors stand up to the test every time, making them a perfect option for any Tampa home. But if you need help deciding or just need more information on the different types of doors so you can make a more informed decision, feel free to reach out to our team at any time! Our experts would be happy and willing to help you evaluate your options and needs, so you can make the right decision and choose the right door for you, your home, and your budget. We invite you to give us a call today or fill out our easy online form to request a free in-home consultation and your free, no-obligation estimate!