Front Doors

Consumer Front Doors Information

New Construction Materials: Front Doors

Fiberglass and vinyl doors are becoming more and more popular. They are very insulators and generally cheaper to produce than wood or metal doors. They require far less maintenance and usually don’t need to be painted. However, if you prefer to have a look that is more natural, you can have wood cladding put onto a vinyl or fiberglass door. This will increase the price and require more maintenance, but from the outside an end up being indistinguishable (for the most part) from a wooden door.

Many fiberglass or vinyl doors can be purchased with an entire doorframe system. This includes sills, jambs and safety strike plates made from fiberglass or vinyl. Wooden rails and edges can also be clad onto these components to improve their appearance. These systems can improve the opening and closing of your front door as well as significantly increases the insulation. However, they can be expensive and require a fair amount of installation.