Wood is the most beloved entry door material in history, but it’s not necessarily the best. Actually, discerning homeowners and experienced builders consider fiberglass better in practically every way. If you ask Renewal by Andersen® of Quad Cities, here’s why fiberglass is superior to wood:
It Endures Climatic Threats
When it comes to endurance, fiberglass doors outperform timber. Despite constantly being exposed to the elements and dealing with extreme humidity and air temperature changes, they don’t crack, shrink, split, warp and delaminate.
On the other hand, wood can warp over time. At some point, it will develop irreversible structural and operational problems.
It Insulates Exceptionally Well
Wood is an excellent insulator, but fiberglass is on another level. Moreover, many fiberglass entry doors come with innovative features to keep thermal transfer and air leakage to a minimum.
One of the most energy-efficient options on the market is the ProVia® Embarq®. Dubbed as the doorway to energy efficiency, Embarq’s thick panel construction and insulation channels in the header and side rails reduce heat loss effectively. It boasts a Dual Perimeter Seal on the frame and a Custom Bottom Sweep, which contribute to maintaining your desired indoor climate.
It Requires Almost No Maintenance
Every door contractor would tell you that any building material needs upkeep to stay in good repair, but fiberglass doesn’t need much TLC. It resists scratching and denting, and it doesn’t rust. Lending itself to re-finishing, you can give your fiberglass entry door system a facelift if you want to, not because it’s needed.
It Looks Like Genuine Wood
Most importantly, you can’t tell fiberglass and authentic wood apart. It’s not only available in numerous, sought-after wood grain textures, including cherry, fir, mahogany and oak, but it also mimics timber to the last detail. A good case in point is ProVia’s Signet, which is practically indistinguishable from the real thing.
Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Quad Cities to make a grand entrance for your home with a ProVia fiberglass entry door. To learn which model is best for your home improvement needs, call us at (844) 366-7784 today to schedule your free consultation in Bettendorf, IA.