Deciding which type of door to put on your home is a big decision because it will not only affect the appearance of your home, but will also affect the amount of upkeep and money you'll have to spend in the future to keep your door in good shape. While a door made of wood is a traditional choice, one made of fiberglass is a more contemporary one. Here are some benefits of both door types.
A door made of fiberglass is highly energy-efficient and weather resistant. It can also be painted or stained, which means you can customize it to match your home. Additionally, a fiberglass door can be constructed to look like a wooden one. It's also extremely durable and requires basically no maintenance. In fact, the only other type of door that meets the energy efficiency standards of a fiberglass door is a steel one. However, a steel door doesn't have as high of weather resistance as a fiberglass one, and it also doesn't fare as well in the maintenance, durability or customization departments.
A wood door is the most traditional type of door, and it remains a favored type due to its naturally beautiful look. Wood doors can be painted or stained, and they can also be made out of a variety of types of wood, which further adds to their customization possibilities. However, they aren't as energy efficient or weather resistant as either fiberglass or steel, and they do require the most maintenance. Paints and stains must be applied more often to a wood door, and they must also be repaired for nicks and scratches more often as well. When it comes to durability, though, a wood door isn't as durable as a fiberglass door, but it is a bit more durable than a steel one.