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Fiberglass, Wood, or Steel: Which Entry Door Do You Choose?

If you’re ready to replace your front door or other entry doors on your home, you’ve probably learned you have a lot to choose from.  There are basically three different materials that exterior doors are manufactured from (with some variations). What’s best for a home here in the Minneapolis area?  That depends on a number of factors, including such things as personal taste and budget.  In this post we’d like to review the basics of the three most common entry door types: fiberglass, real wood, and steel.

Comparing Entry Door Materials

Wood Entry Doors

Wood is a classic, traditional option to go with and it is something that comes in many different looks and feels. You can choose different colors and types of wood, as well as many different painted options.  Wood doors require regular maintenance to keep them looking good and functioning properly.  With our climate, we highly suggest that if you opt for wood doors you protect them with storm doors.

Fiberglass Entry Doors

Twin Cities homeowners considering which door material to go with might just want to consider fiberglass. You might not even be able to tell the difference between the fiberglass and wood or steel. Fiberglass is so good at mimicking the others that so many do not know what the door is made up of, as it is strong, dependable, and looks wonderful. As far as finish goes, you have lots of options to choose from.

Steel Entry Doors

If home security is a top priority, steel is a great choice to go with because it is strong, beautiful, and ensures that you’re saving money in the long run. But you will find that these doors get hot or cold to the touch, and that they are subject to dents and dings that happen. They can rust if they are scratched, so occasional touch-up might be required.

If you’re considering a door for the home that you have here in Minnesota, we can help you choose something that works for you and your home.

Speak with us today to find out more about the entry doors that we install from great companies like ProVia. You can find that these brands ensure that you get all that you need from an entry door and more. Call us today for a free in-home consultation with no obligation, or schedule a personal appointment at our Savage showroom!


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