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Wood vs. Fiberglass Entry Doors

When looking at Entry Door Systems, there are two primary materials to consider; Fiberglass or Wood.

Along the Jersey Shore into the rollings hills of Northern New Jersey and the bustling streets of Jersey City, Hoboken, and the Five Boros, we see the triple digits of summer and the sub-zero winters – and everything in between. With these major swings in climate, homeowners must be informed in their decision making with an entry door.

Simpson Wood Entry Door

Advantages of Wood

Wood doors can be stained or painted and can be created to almost any design, size, and hold the natural beauty of any wood desirable. Wood is naturally insulative and can provide a tight seal from the outside elements.

Wood doors do require maintenance and most require a sufficient overhang – predicated by the manufacturer. With the proper overhang, most door manufacturers provide 1-year warranties. Maintenance varies greatly on the sun, salt air, and moisture exposure, as well as overall use.

Wood doors can be some of the most durable entry door options – when manufactured correctly. Solid wood doors, for example, can be built to avoid warp, bubbling, or delaminating – common issues of a builder-grade wood door.

Advantages of Fiberglass

Fiberglass can be painted or stained; Most fiberglass entry doors have the option to replicate a woodgrain or a smooth surface. High-quality fiberglass entry doors can match the look, feel, and sound of a wood entry door.

JELD-WEN IWP Aurora Fiberglass Entry Door (A802)

Fiberglass is inherently resistant to rotting, peeling and bubbling. No overhang required to be warrantied – for a lifetime.

Resist dents and scratches that a wood door would incline to. Insulated cores for increased efficiency and air-tightness.

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