Let’s say that old wooden door on the exterior of your business, though once quite warm and distinguished-looking, has over years of constant use grown weathered, dull, scratched or even warped. Or maybe you’ve just decided you want a whole new look for your storefront.
Whatever the reason, if it’s time for a new entry door on the outside of your building, why not make it fiberglass? Modern fiberglass exterior doors offer many of the same benefits as wood or steel, and are versatile to boot. Not convinced? Here are some reasons to take a look at fiberglass for your next exterior door.
Fiberglass is Super Durable
One of the biggest selling points of fiberglass is its durability; fiberglass won’t warp or rot like wood. Laminate manufacturing techniques have been improved so that fiberglass can stand up to the elements and will last for years, without cracking, swelling or losing its shape in the heat. Fiberglass also won’t rust or corrode — an attractive quality for those who don’t enjoy maintaining a steel door to keep it rust-free.
You Won’t be Sacrificing on Security
Concerned about security? While fiberglass isn’t as strong as steel (it will crack if it’s hit hard enough), today’s exterior fiberglass doors are much more resilient than in the past. Combine a strong fiberglass door with tougher commercial door hardware, such as a beefed up strike plate and lock, and your fiberglass door will surprise you with its strength in withstanding break-in attempts.
But is Fiberglass Customizable, Though?
Fiberglass is actually one of the most versatile options for your storefront door installation, as it’s available in many designs and colors. You can repaint it anytime you need a new, updated look.
And while some people may worry that a fiberglass door will look too much like plastic and thus appear cheap, that certainly doesn’t have to be the case. Today’s higher-quality fiberglass exterior doors can be just as attractive as doors made of wood or metal. They can be given a finish that mimics the grain of different types of real wood such as cherry, oak or mahogany, and they can be painted or stained in a variety of colors. Like a door made of wood, steel or aluminum, a fiberglass door can also be fitted with door glass to let in light and provide a different appearance.
An Efficient Choice
Savings on your energy bills and comfort for your customers and employees represent additional attractions of fiberglass. For climate control, fiberglass entry door systems are more energy efficient than wood, and when installed with proper weather stripping and glazing can effectively keep your business interior warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Overall, fiberglass is a great choice for any business considering a new storefront door installation.
At SACS, we specialize in the installation and replacement of exterior fiberglass doors. We can help you decide on the right design and style for your next installation, plus we can give you tips on maintaining your new fiberglass door so it lasts and looks good for many years to come.