Why Choose a Fibreglass Door for Your Home?

image of fibreglass door on house-front

Doors not only add a focal point of aesthetic to your home, but it protects you from external elements. When choosing the material for your front door, fibreglass offers a range of benefits compared to other materials. Fibreglass can be used for your house windows, back and front doors, and is highly durable and sustainable. Here’s why you should consider using fibreglass to protect and accent your Vancouver home.

How are Fibreglass Doors Made?

Fibreglass exterior doors have rigid core of insulation, combined with a fibre-reinforced polymer to increase durability and efficiency. Fibreglass doors are often made to look like wood fibres, so much so that it’s often difficult to tell the difference from appearance alone. Covered with an artificial grain to mimic the look of natural wood, you can achieve the luxurious look of a wooden door without the drawbacks.

1. Energy Efficient

Fibreglass doors possess insulated capabilities to block powerful elements such as wind and minimize heat transfer between the internal and external environments. This maximizes efficiency and works to keep your home at the optimal temperatures throughout the year. In the winter, your fibreglass will block freezing temperatures from the outdoors, keeping your home nice and toasty. In the warmer months, the fibreglass will work to deflect heat and insulate the cool temperatures inside your home.

You’ll save money on heating and cooling costs as well as create a more sustainable, energy-efficient household. To reduce your ecological footprint, embracing fibreglass materials in your home is a great initiative towards honing a greener household. Furthermore, fibreglass materials don’t expand and contract with changing temperatures like wood fibres do. This prevents the door from sticking in the frame and experiencing energy and heat transfer.

2. Durable

Fibreglass is highly durable and easy to maintain. While some materials are easily damageable by natural elements such as wind, rain, ice, sunlight, etc., fibreglass is impervious to these forces. The materials prevent damage and repel moisture to avoid water damage. These doors aren’t susceptible to corrosion or insect infestation either, in comparison to other common materials. This will protect your investment long-term and increase the value of your property. To maximize the durability and aesthetic of fibreglass, it’s recommended to apply a refinish every few years.

Doors made of varying woodgrains are susceptible to rotting, cracking, and warping overtime, however, fibreglass’s strong yet light materials eradicate this concern. Since fibreglass is so lightweight, it’s also easier on the door hinges and frame compared to other materials. This will increase the lifespan of your entire door mechanism and decrease the need for replacements.

3. Highly Secure

You can rest easy knowing that your fibreglass doors and windows are keeping you safe at night. Thanks to the sturdiness of fibreglass, the risk of forced entry is greatly decreased. While other materials are more easily damaged, fibreglass offers superior protection.

They can also be fitted with multiple locks and reinforced with steel plates to increase security.
To further protect your home and family from intruders, fibreglass has options to double down on the safety features. By installing a reinforced steel plate within the door’s frame parallel to the latching, the possibility of forced entry is greatly decreased. Not only does this increase security, but it won’t distract from the aesthetic of the door as it’s hidden within the frame.

4. Versatile

Fibreglass is available in a wide range of finishes and styles, so you can tailor the materials to your specific liking. Fibreglass offers personalization in design, especially when working with an established company such as Premier Glass. You can opt for a more rustic woodgrain style or go ultramodern with clean lines and dark finishes.

Fibreglass can be painted or stained to your specifications. If you want the look of a wooden door, but with the durability, safety, and efficiency of fibreglass, Premier Glass has you covered.

What’s Next?

If you’re looking to install fibreglass into your home, our experts at Premier Glass have you covered. We can install any glass windows, doors, panelling, and more to increase the value, efficiency, and durability of your home. As specialists in both residential and commercial properties, we can handle any project, no matter the size. Contact our Vancouver glass installation company today for a free quote on your next glass installation project.