Fiberglass offers many advantages as a building material for an exterior door. Wood is known for its beauty, and steel for its strength, but modern fiberglass has been improved over the last few decades, with an emphasis on visual appeal, strength and more.
Why is Fiberglass Better than Wood?
Fiberglass has none of wood’s problems with warping, fading, scratching, and rot. Plus, fiberglass doors can be manufactured to look like wood, but have strength that outweighs wood, in terms of weathering, aging and general wear and tear. Exterior fiberglass doors also typically cost less than exterior wood doors do and can even be customized to have a woodgrain texture.
It’s Better than Steel, Too?
Modern fiberglass can be customized to approximate the strength of steel. With the right hardware and locks, it can deter break-ins. And unlike steel, which can corrode in wet environments, fiberglass is fine to use in cold and damp conditions; it’s built to last and won’t require maintenance or refinishing.
Fiberglass Combines the Versatility of both Wood and Metal
You might not think it, but fiberglass is also known for its versatility; it comes in a variety of sizes, finishes and styles. You’re sure to find the right fit for your door with an inspired factory finish to complement your building’s entranceway. You can also choose factory-primed doors that you can stain or paint to suit your tastes.
Greener than its Counterparts
Fiberglass doors also have an environmental edge. They reduce heat transfer, boosting energy efficiency. Plus, the fact that they last so long means yours should endure for years, diminishing the need to create waste by having to repair or replace your storefront door often.
SACS DOOR & GATE CORP can help you choose the best exterior fiberglass door for your commercial, industrial or institutional needs. Ask one of our expert commercial exterior door installers for their advice, and learn all about the advantages of a fiberglass exterior door and how it can offer security, energy efficiency and good looks.