Fiberglass Doors vs. Wood Doors
On January, 21, 2018
Fiberglass doors and wood doors can appear almost identical, but in fact, there are several differences between the two that are more than trivial. When you’re working on a home on Long Island, it’s very important that you can choose the right door for your client, and as an exterior building materials distributor, BrightView Distribution can help.
We know how important it is to fully understand the differences between these materials before you make a decision or help your client make a decision. So here is a quick overview of the differences between two of the most frequently used materials for the construction of entry-way doors.
Both fiberglass and wood can be painted, refinished, or even sanded so that they have the appearance that your clients need for their homes. It can be extremely difficult to see the distinction between fiberglass and wood doors when it comes to their most obvious aesthetic features. However, if you look closely at a wood door that’s been in place for a long period of time, you may notice that it’s fading or even peeling on the exterior, which won’t happen with fiberglass doors.
Wood doors are fairly simple to install, and anyone with the proper tools can cut, prep, and even plane a wood door in their own home on Long Island. Fiberglass doors, on the other hand, can be extremely difficult to work with. The installation of a fiberglass door necessitates the work of a construction professional.
One of the main advantages that fiberglass has over wood is its strength and durability. Fiberglass doors will last much longer than wood doors, and they won’t crack, bubble out, or twist, which makes maintain them very easy. Wood, however, is very susceptible to moisture damage, and if it absorbs any amount of water will bubble out or eventually become warped.
Furthermore, without the proper amount of maintenance, wood doors will eventually begin to rot, and they’re also susceptible to damage from termites. Fiberglass is resistant to scratches and dents, unlike wood, and it’s also much more energy efficient.
How We Can Help
If you decide that a fiberglass door is best for a home on Long Island that you’re working on or for a new construction, BrightView Distribution can help. We have fiberglass doors in stock direct from the most reputable manufacturers in the nation. We can deliver our products directly to your worksite when it’s best for your schedule, and we’ll do whatever it takes to help you provide your customers with the best products possible.