The right entry doors can help you make a good first impression on your guests. However, aesthetics aren’t the only factor you need to weigh when shopping for a replacement door. It’s also important to choose a product that offers excellent security and energy efficiency.
Two choices that tick all the above requirements are steel and fiberglass entry doors. Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Louisville/Lexington compares the pros and cons of these two door types to help you make your decision.
Steel Entry Doors
Modern steel doors are designed to mimic the natural beauty and warmth of wood. Steel is strong, durable, long-lasting and secure. The biggest vulnerability of steel entry or patio doors is rust, but this is easily prevented by applying an anti-corrosion galvanized coat and conducting routine inspections.
Fiberglass Entry Doors
Fiberglass is a solid choice for an entry door. This material is built to last as long as steel but it’s lighter and is available in a wider range of colors and textures. It’s water-resistant and impervious to warping, cracking, rotting and insect damage. Fiberglass is generally more expensive than steel, but it more than makes up for this with savings from its high energy-efficiency ratings.
Ultimately, both steel and fiberglass are excellent options for replacement doors. The best thing to do is visit a show room so you can see these products up close and really get a feel for how each would look and perform in your home.
At Renewal by Andersen of Louisville/Lexington, we can help you find the right replacement door for your home. Give us a call at (502) 716-7264 for Louisville or (859) 629-4649 for Lexington. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, in-home consultation today. We also provide a free quote for new installations.