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Fiberglass Entry Doors: The Basics and Tips for Choosing

As a licensed Minnesota remodeling contractor serving the Twin Cities with exterior home improvements, one of the things we offer is installation of entry doors.  If you’ve looked around at all, you have probably learned there are lots of options in door materials.  One of our top recommendations for both home and business owners looking for good quality, secure entry doors is fiberglass.

If you don’t know much about fiberglass doors, this post is for you.  We want to ensure that you are getting the best door for your home, and part of that is to educate people about the benefits of particular doors. While we offer a number of different doors, you may want to choose fiberglass based on some specific benefits they offer.

Those Fiberglass Door Benefits

Fiberglass doors are secure and stable. You do not have to worry about them not being able to protect what is inside the home when you shut and lock them. They come in many different colors, and you can get many layers to provide the energy efficiency that you require. Save cash not only on the cost of the door but also on the money you save when you’re not heating or cooling the outside.

The Basics of Fiberglass

Installation of fiberglass entry doors is relatively uncomplicated.  Most of the time they can be installed with the same process as wood doors. You then can choose to add a weather-stripping system to this area so you can make the door more energy efficient.

For the utmost in energy efficiency in exterior doors, we’re proud to install several lines of fiberglass doors from ProVia, an industry leader and EnergyStar award recipient for their door products.

And the cost?  Generally, fiberglass doors are slightly less expensive than wood.  And in the long term, they’re a better value because they are maintenance free, won’t get damaged by Minnesota weather, and are stronger.

As with any type of door, you can pay anywhere from $120 to $7,000 for a fiberglass door depending on the style and different options.  You can choose from smooth as well as wood-grained, and there are different glass packages and other options available.  Of course, having a professional door contractor install it will add to the cost, but you’ll get the assurance the door is put in correctly and that it will perform as intended.

When it comes to choosing the right fiberglass door for your home, there are so many different combinations available. You can select entry doors that give the energy efficiency and security you’re looking for, as well as doors that will beautify the outside of your home.

With so many benefits that come along with fiberglass, it is a material you want to think about putting on your home. ProVia has three different lines of fiberglass entry doors, with customization options to allow you to choose doors that are perfect for your personal taste, the style of your home, and your budget.

If you’re considering replacing your exterior doors, contact us today.  We’d love to discuss ProVia fiberglass doors with you. We also have other options available such as steel and vinyl. 



Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.