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Is Fiberglass or Steel Better for a Front Door?

Jul 29, 2021

Closeup of a fiberglass front dooe with the look of natural wood

If you’re ready to replace your home’s front door, fiberglass and steel are two of the more popular options available on the market. While solid wood doors once dominated, they’re susceptible to weather damage and can swell, warp, and rot after years of exposure to the elements. Fiberglass and steel doors, on the other hand, are at the top of the list in terms of performance.

Here are some factors to consider as you try to decide if a fiberglass or steel front door is a better choice for your home:


You won’t find a better option than steel doors, as they’ll never warp or crack and provide unmatched security. Fiberglass doors also last much longer than wood doors, as they’re not affected by moisture and they won’t split or crack.


Fiberglass doors shine in this category, as they resist denting and scratching and can be cleaned easily with soap and water. Steel doors will only require care if they’ve been dented or scratched through the galvanization, which can lead to rust.

Curb Appeal

Fiberglass doors get the nod once again, as they can closely mimic the look of natural wood and they also provide many options for decorative glass packages. Security is more of a priority with steel doors, so they don’t offer as many customization options.

Energy Efficiency

Both steel and fiberglass front doors perform well in terms of energy efficiency because they come with insulated cores that help prevent heat transfer.

High-Performance ProVia Front Doors

Window & Door Outlet, Inc., offers fiberglass and steel front doors from one of the top manufacturers in the industry: ProVia. Contact us today if you’d like to schedule a consultation at your New Jersey home so we can answer your questions and provide a free estimate.