November 8th, 2019 by Eco Choice
Fibreglass entry doors are the obvious choice this winter
Fibreglass doors are the perfect substitute for wood and steel if you are looking for doors that are low maintenance in winter. Fibreglass is an extremely durable material and provides excellent heat insulation. Buy fibreglass doors from Eco Choice Windows and Doors and you can choose from a smooth finish or one of many realistic woodgrain finishes. With a vast selection of colours, textures and patterns, you are sure to find the right fibreglass entry doors for your décor.
Read on to understand the benefits of fibreglass doors in harsh winter weather. We’ll also answer common questions homeowners have when they are deciding on replacement doors.
Are fibreglass exterior doors good?
Fibreglass replacement doors in Burlington are a great option for homeowners because they are maintenance-free, aesthetically appealing and long-lasting. You won’t have to worry about them splitting or rotting, even with the deepest of snow drifts. Best of all, they don’t swell or shrink with temperature, which is why so many homeowners prefer them as entry doors.
Contemporary fibreglass door options this winter
Here’s a brief list of things you should keep in mind if you are looking for a contemporary replacement for your front doors this winter:
Doors with glass – Will affect the insulating properties of the door
Configuration – Consider single doors, double doors and doors with sidelights for your entrance
Door handling – Replacement is a great opportunity to change if your door swings outward or inwards, or if it is a left hand door or a right hand door
Sidelights – They can increase the amount of natural light that enters your home
ENERGY STAR rating– An ENERGY STAR rated fibreglass entry door will reduce your heating bills in winter
What is better wood or fibreglass doors?
The answer to that question depends on the utility you are looking for. If you want a secure door for your home or office, fibreglass is better than wood. It resists strikes and blows, making break-ins harder. Moreover, wood doors can scratch easily and require regular maintenance. In winters, wood doors are poor insulators, and allow air gaps to develop.
Fibreglass v steel door for winter
Steel is inherently a very good conductor. When temperatures drop, you will feel your steel doors become cold on the inside. Fibreglass doors are relatively poorer conductors of temperature, making them much better insulators.
Fibreglass doors are ideal for day-to-day use. They are far more resistant to scratching and denting than steel doors; and are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colours. Finally, texture detailing can be of a higher density and variety on fibreglass doors, giving them a broader range of design options. That’s why most homeowners prefer fibreglass doors over steel doors.
They also offer improved security over wooden doors, though obviously not to the same level as steel doors.
Did you know fibreglass doors can be fabricated in non-standard shapes and sizes.
Do fibreglass doors fade in the winter?
Fiberglass doors have a much higher resistance to weathering than wood and steel, but exposure to sunlight can fade them. Depending on the fading, you may be able to patch the stain with a gel stain.
Looking for replacement fibreglass doors in Burlington?
Eco Choice Windows and Doors has established a reputation as the top entry door installer in Burlington. It could be to do with the enormous range of door and window replacement options we have; our reliable delivery times for new projects; or our professional service which makes sure every customer is satisfied. Call us at 1-855-273-3261 and get a free quote and appointment for your home today.
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