If you're currently in the process of shopping for new doors, at some point you'll likely find yourself debating between fiberglass or steel. While both will surely add to the beauty of your home's exterior, and its interior to a degree, there are some considerations you should factor in before making such an important decision.
Let's take a look at the fundamental benefits of these two popular residential door styles, to give you a better perspective on which one best suits your home, family and lifestyle.
Door with the Best Security
Gauging the security of any door is as simple as putting yourself in the mindset of someone who wants to break into your home. Assuming that you're relatively strong and highly motivated, ask yourself which door you would rather kick in… one made of fiberglass, or one with a super-insulated core wrapped in steel? Of course you'd choose the weaker one. Steel doors are far more difficult to force open, offer deeper deadbolt protection and boast a much heavier weight.
Expert's Assessment: Steel Doors.
Doors Offering the Best Price
This one is where many people are lead to believe that fiberglass is always the better deal. And yes, in many case you'll be able to buy fiberglass doors at very low prices. However, competition within the industry has inspired many window/door companies to lower their prices on steel doors. This has made it possible for homeowners even on modest budgets to afford the security of something much more durable. Wonder Windows in Rochester NY actually has a great selection of solid steel doors, featuring a lower gauge steel for increased weight and durability.
Expert's Assessment: Fiberglass or Steel (depending on supplier)
New Doors with Long Lifespan
If you're reading this in the NY area, you don't need to be reminded of the weather we live through year after year. Over time Mother Nature's elements will have a significant impact on the look, feel and function of whichever style you go with. If you're planning on being in your home for many years, a good steel door will really go a long way. They don't warp and swell, and have been shown to retain their structural integrity over many years.
Expert's Assessment: Steel Doors
If you reside in the Western NY or Rochester area and would like to know more about the pros and cons of different door types, Wonder Windows staffs a team of experts who are ready and excited to help you choose the one that's right for you. Learn more by visiting their website or give them a call at 585.654.7000. They've been helping folks just like you for over 50 years, and guarantee the best prices, service and installation.