Adding a new entry door to your home can create renewed curbside appeal while raising the resale value of your house. Wood and fiberglass are the two most popular choices for entry doors, and both have certain advantages to consider before you make a decision about your front door renovation.
Aesthetics of wood
Natural wood is a beautiful and versatile material that needs little work to bring an elegant new look to your home. The natural grain and color of the wood will shine and offer a luxurious appeal to the entryway. However, wooden doors can be more costly and susceptible to warping and water damage. It is recommended to have a porch over-hang of at least 12” to protect the beautiful wood entry door. Not too many elegant statements can be made as quickly as a solid wood front door. To reduce the cost of wooden entry doors while preserving the beauty of natural wood, many manufacturers offer doors with a natural wooden veneer over a more resilient composite center.
Durability of fiberglass
Fiberglass is ideal for homeowners seeking a low-maintenance, weather-resistant exterior that can outlast wood or steel. Another excellent benefit of fiberglass is better insulation, which is highly valuable in the humid summers of the Chicagoland area. Fiberglass does have a versatile aesthetic appeal, as these doors can be manufactured in a wide range of different colors and finishes. You can even mimic the look of wood with fiberglass. Every entry door, wood or fiberglass needs to be maintained every couple of years with a protective, clear polyurethane application to ensure the Chicago weather does not prematurely age your beautiful investment!
If you are considering an update for your home’s exterior, Opal Enterprises can help you take on any job — big or small. They offer an extensive selection of fiberglass and wooden entry doors built for durability, sustainability, and beauty. Come visit the Naperville showroom where doors are on display! To consult with the experienced, reliable contractors at Opal Enterprises, call 630-355-6557 today.