Choosing the Material of Your Door

Feb 16, 2016

Choosing the Material of Your Door

When you’re shopping for a new exterior door to add curb appeal, security, and energy efficiency to your home, you have a variety of materials to choose from at the windows and door store. Learn more about fiberglass, steel, and wood doors to choose the best one for your home’s style and personality.


Fiberglass comes in a variety of styles and colors, which makes it a popular choice. It’s easy to maintain and very affordable. The interior of the door is lined with excellent insulating materials, and the fiberglass door will last a long time, sometimes as long as 15 or 20 years. If it has one disadvantage, it would be that it doesn’t quite replicate the look and elegance of a wood door. Shop the selection at your windows and doors store to get an idea of what is available.

Steel Doors

One great thing about steel doors is their security level. The door is extremely heavy and offers a strong barrier against intruders. It’s also affordable, but this type of door may not have the longevity of a fiberglass door. If it gets dented, it will be costlier to repair.

Wood Doors

The premium choice for doors is wood. There’s just something about the way it feels and looks on the front of your home, but wood doors are generally more expensive than steel or fiberglass. There’s also the additional upkeep. A door made of wood will need to be refinished every year. However, if you want that handcrafted touch at the front of your home, wood is really the best choice.

Invest in Your Home

Most realtors agree that investing in a new door when you’re selling your home returns almost 75 percent on your costs. Come to a windows and doors store to learn more about your options and see what is currently available on the market.