Choosing Between Wood, Fiberglass, and Metro Steel Doors

Whenever you’re renovating your home or a commercial building, you have an almost infinite array of options and choices that you have to make. If part of your to-do list is replacing your doors and windows, here are a few questions you should ask yourself when you’re choosing between wood, steel, and fiberglass doors.

Choosing Between Wood, Fiberglass, and Metro Steel Doors

  • Are you trying to fix up your home office or commercial building on a budget? If so, Metro Steel Doors give you the best security, efficiency, and appearance for your dollars. Wood doors come in a range of prices but they require maintenance, especially as they get older or if you live in an area with the potentially severe weather. Fiberglass doors, on the other hand, are more initially expensive. If you have to replace multiple doors, they just might break your budget. Steel doors offer the best advantages of both without requiring either a hefty upfront cost or draining maintenance costs down the road, and they can be made with the same high-end appearance of wood doors.
  • Are you spending more money than you’d like on air conditioning or heating? If you have a wooden door, heat energy can easily pass through the material. This means, during the summer months, heat from the outside can pass through and counteract your air conditioning, forcing your system to work harder and use more energy to get to the temperature you want. Inversely, in the winter months, heating can pass through to the outside and leave you, your family or your customers feeling chilly. Steel doors, especially thermally broken steel doors, are built with insulation in mind and have higher R-values that can keep heat out of your home in the summer and in it during the winter.
  • Do you have an older home? If you’re looking to replace the door on an older home, a fiberglass door might not fit. Fiberglass doors come with the door frame attached, and this means it won’t always fit the previously standard size doorway. This requires that a specialist comes and install the door, which can add another expense to an already pricey investment: fiberglass doors are often on the expensive range of pricing.

If you’d like to learn more about how are Metro’s steel doors are the best choice, please contact us here and browse our selection of products and styles to see what is the best fit for you.