Types of Door Materials and their Benefits
At Price’s Guaranteed Doors, we only want to provide you and your family with the strongest, safest and most beautiful entry doors and garage doors. That’s why we only use the highest quality materials on the market, and involve you in every step of the planning to make sure you’re in love with your new products.
What are some of these products, and what might their benefits be for your next home or security door? Let’s take a look.
If security and weight are primary considerations for you and your family, look no further than a wood door. These are the heaviest and most secure doors you can purchase, especially 100 percent wood doors, and there are even steel-wood hybrids entering the market now as well.
A few things come with these benefits, namely the cost. Wood doors are typically more expensive than their counterparts made with other materials, though their durability often makes this worth the price. In addition, wood will require bits of maintenance to prevent issues with finish created by the elements, but the sanding and refinishing necessary if you neglect this maintenance isn’t very difficult. For many people, these small costs are easily worth the slightly higher asking price.
Fiberglass is among the newer materials being used for entry doors today. Unlike wood doors, there’s virtually no maintenance required for fiberglass doors, and they naturally resist dents and scratches. This also means they never need to be refinished, and they’ll last years without concerns regarding mold or rust. Fiberglass doors can even be made with a wood grain look, for those who desire that aesthetic. They’re strong and secure products, though probably a hair below most top-notch wood doors in this regard. Wood and fiberglass often have comparable price ranges.
Within the steel door market, there’s a huge amount of variability in pricing and quality. The steel “gauge” is what represents the thickness of steel, but remember that this an inverse measure – the higher the gauge number, the thinner the steel itself.
Many thinner forms of steel are perfect for slightly less expensive doors, though these can be susceptible to rust and other corrosion issues. Steel is very secure, more so the thicker it gets, and it holds paint very well in thicker formats. Most home doors made from steel use 22-gauge steel, which doesn’t flex as easily as other formats and, like fiberglass, can have a wood grain look to it if desired. These kinds of steel doors are the most common door replacements on the market today.
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