The PROS and CONS of Different Exterior Door Materials

Jun 28, 2017

When in the market for a new Exterior door you know that you are flooded with options. You need to make sure you pay attention to the details because a good, solid exterior door is a very important component to home ownership. No matter what style of exterior door or material you choose, make sure you choose a high quality, respected and experienced company. Here at Wheaton Door and Window, we are Washington DC’s oldest door installer. We’ve been providing our customers with the highest quality doors since 1945!

Whether you choose Fiberglass, Wood or Steel doors, we carry the very best of the best in every material and style. No matter which door you choose, we custom fit every single one to fit precisely in your opening. This means absolutely no gaps and leaks. Now, let’s talk about the big three. Fiberglass is a very practical choice for many people for a variety of reasons. If you would like the look of real wood, Fiberglass doors that look like real wood are available. Some of the PROS are that Fiberglass does a nice job of resisting wear and tear. They can also be painted and stained, are dent resistant and are reasonably priced. One CON is that they can crack under extreme impact but that doesn’t happen often.

Next up are the popular Steel Exterior Doors. Most homeowners have Steel exterior doors because of all the PROS associated with them. They are well priced and offer top notch security and require very little maintenance and are very energy efficient. Some CONS include the fact that Steel doesn’t quite resist weather as well as Fiberglass and Wood Exterior doors.

Lastly, Exterior doors made from Wood are very attractive and do a pretty good job of resisting wear and tear. The biggest CONS associated with these doors is that they are expensive and require varnishing or painting to keep their good looks.

Undecided on which type of Exterior door is best for you? No problem. We here at Wheaton Door and Window, would love the opportunity to come out, shake your hands and show you all of your options. We here at Wheaton, believe in our doors which is why we offer the best warranty in the industry. A Lifetime warranty against construction defects.