Whether you’re building a new home or you’re just ready for an upgrade, there are thousands of choices when it comes to deciding on a front door. How do you know what’s best for you? 

Before picking colors or getting hung up on style, homeowners need to decide which of the three most popular materials for doors is best for them: wood, steel, or fiberglass? 

Fiberglass doors are a relatively new type of front door. They’re made of compression-molded fiberglass, and some designs have become indistinguishable from regular wood. Recently, fiberglass doors are increasingly popular among homeowners. Let’s take a look at five reasons why many homeowners now prefer fiberglass doors. 

Benefit #1: They have top tier durability

From aircrafts to surfboards, fiberglass is used to build many different things. The reason? It is an extremely durable material. Wooden doors and even steel doors are prone to chipping and denting. Thanks to its construction, a fiberglass door will outlast both of these materials. The durability of fiberglass doors is unmatched. In fact, fiberglass doors can last up to 100 years or more— wood and steel can’t say the same. 

Benefit #2: They are easy to maintain

Again, fiberglass does not chip or dent. This allows a homeowner to go from 15-20 years without ever having to stain it or paint it. Unlike doors from other materials, fiberglass doors do not warp— ever. Overall, the material handles changing climates much better than other doors, leading to easy maintenance and cost savings over the long term. 

Benefit #3: They are energy (and money) efficient 

People say money doesn’t grow on trees, but it sure does seem to seep through poorly insulated front doors in the form of unnecessarily high energy bills. Front doors are major culprits when it comes to wasting energy. Heat can be lost through conduction or improper insulation. Fiberglass doors, however, often feature fully insulated cores. This minimizes the transfer of heat between the indoors and the outdoors. 

Similar to windows, fiberglass doors can be measured on emissivity. In other words, certain models of fiberglass doors provide homeowners with the option to save even more on energy by opting for a model with a low E-score. Overall, these doors increase comfort inside the home and save costs on electricity. 

Benefit #4: They come in a versatile range of available sizes and styles

Fiberglass, by nature, is easy to mold. This allows manufacturers to provide many different sizes, shapes, and finishes. Regardless of the style of your home, you’ll find the fiberglass door for you. Whether it’s Dutch, contemporary, decorative, farmhouse, colonial craftsman… we could keep going, but you get the point! Fiberglass doors can be made to match any style and fit seamlessly into any home. 

Benefit #5: Fiberglass provides affordability and quality

Wooden doors are more expensive than fiberglass doors, and steel doors are cheaper than fiberglass doors. People are drawn to fiberglass doors because they provide the aesthetic appeal of wood while staying budget-friendly. On average, depending on style, size, and finish, a preinstalled fiberglass door costs anywhere between $1200 – $2500.

Customize your fiberglass door with American Windows Products

We understand why homeowners have started favoring fiberglass doors. They are high quality, affordable, and easy to maintain. At American Windows Products, we’re proud to offer a large selection of fiberglass doors so that you can find the right door that will suit your style. We also professionally install the doors so that insulation is maximized.

“Very pleased with the quality of the product and installation.”Daniel A. 

Homeownership and renovation are exciting— we’d love to guide you through the process of finding the perfect door for your home. If you’re in the market for a new door, we’re here to help. Let’s start talking.