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Why We Believe ProVia Fiberglass Entry Doors Are Great for Minneapolis Homes

As THE replacement window company for the Minneapolis area, we’re also proud to be one of the leading installers of energy-efficient exterior doors. And because of our experience, expertise, and reputation, people often ask our advice on brands and types of doors and windows.  In this post we’d like to share with you why our top recommendation for entry doors is ProVia’s lines of fiberglass doors.

Why Fiberglass Doors Work Well in Minnesota’s Climate

Why fiberglass for exterior doors?  That’s a good question.  People are more familiar with wood, steel, and vinyl.  But we believe that for many reasons fiberglass doors – especially those manufactured by ProVia – are superior to other door materials for homes in the Twin Cities metro area.

Despite its natural beauty, wood isn’t a very good choice for an exterior door.  When used on a home’s exterior, wood requires a lot of upkeep in terms of re-staining or repainting (and more) to keep it looking good.  And then there is the initial cost.  Wood and fiberglass doors are generally comparable in cost, with steel doors costing less than either, and vinyl doors being the least expensive.  But you’ve got to add upkeep costs to wood doors, so in the long run a wood door will cost you more over its life span.  And because wood can break down, warp, or shrink, the expected life of a wood door is far less than a fiberglass door.

But aren’t they less attractive than real wood doors?  (We get this question often.)  When we get a chance to show people who come to our Savage window and door showroom the hand-grained wood look doors made by ProVia, they are pleasantly surprised.  In fact, it would be understandable if you looked at the door shown below and assumed it was a high quality genuine wood door and sidelight combo.  The manufacturing process even incorporates material to give it a natural wood texture.


In fact, the door combination shown above is from ProVia’s Signet fiberglass line in Cinnamon and featuring the Cheyenne art glass option.

And what about energy efficiency?  That’s where fiberglass outperforms wood doors.  ProVia fiberglass doors in particular are highly energy efficient.  Year after year ProVia has received the EnergyStar ‘Partner of the Year’ designation, which is your assurance that their doors are tops in terms of energy savings.

Window Outfitters is a Certified ProVia Installer and Platinum Dealer

Hopefully we’ve already convinced you to check out ProVia’s lines of fiberglass entry doors.  Now we’d like to tell you why we think you should have our Minneapolis window and door company install your new doors.

  • We are ProVia certified installers, meaning our door crews have received hands-on training from the manufacturer in the proper installation techniques and specifications they insist on.  Sure, other metro door companies will install them for you, but knowing we’ve been certified by ProVia guarantees your doors will be put in the right way.  A great door works only as well as the installation.  And we are the ONLY ProVia certified installer in the Twin Cities.
  • We are also a ProVia Platinum dealer, which makes us the best of the best among ProVia installers.  This program was started in 2002, and only a small percentage of those who work with ProVia products achieve this elite status. We’ve demonstrated both to the company and our customers to provide the very best in both customer service and installation.

Why not reach out to us today to schedule an in-person private appointment at our showroom in Savage.  You can see for yourself just how gorgeous ProVia fiberglass entry doors are!

Window Outfitters, Inc. is a licensed Minnesota home remodeling contractor specializing in energy-efficient windows and doors.  We serve the greater St. Paul and Minneapolis metro area. 































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.