Since their introduction into the market, fiberglass entry doors have surpassed wood and roughly equaled steel in popularity. Nearly half the exterior doors shipped in 2021 were fiberglass.

When you know the benefits that come from the unique characteristics and innovation of fiberglass material, it’s easy to see why fiberglass doors are a great choice for projects of all sizes and budgets.

The look of wood doors without the cost or upkeep

Today’s fiberglass doors can mimic the woodgrain texture and character marks of natural wood doors to a degree that makes them challenging to tell apart. Add a high-quality stain in a rich shade of brown, and you have a door that exudes the charm and warm beauty of a classic wood door for (typically) a more affordable price.

Real wood exterior doors need regular attention and refinishing every few years to maintain their appearance and performance. Fiberglass exterior doors are much more forgiving in this area, as they tend to maintain their beautiful appearance with simple cleaning. And the durability of the fiberglass material — its ability to resistance to dents, scuffs, scratches, cracking, and warping — surpasses that of wood at its very best.

Solid performance in extreme temperatures and tough conditions

One of the most outstanding benefits of fiberglass exterior doors is their resilience against challenging climates and temperatures. High-quality fiberglass doors can stand up to the elements, including extremely hot and cold temperatures as well as extremely wet and dry climates.

JELD-WEN uses SMC fiberglass material that produces a strong but lightweight door engineered to resist dents, moisture, temperature, UV radiation, rust, and rot. Internal laminated veneer lumber (LVL) stiles add strength and prevent warping, and composite top and bottom rails help resist rot. Also inside: an energy-efficient polyurethane foam core that increases energy savings, which can lower utility bills.

And while entry doors of all material types (wood, steel, fiberglass, etc.) benefit from the added protection of an overhang, fiberglass doors are the best suited to maintain their appearance and performance levels even in applications without an overhang.

Excellent aesthetics and customization choices at any price point

Curb appeal matters, and fiberglass entry doors can help enhance the appearance of many homes affordably. There are door designs available to complement or even elevate today’s most popular home architectural styles.

Whether the fiberglass door you select is from an entry level, midline, or premium collection, you’ll likely have plenty of options for customization, including decorative, privacy, or performance glass; on-trend paint or stain color finishes; and your choice of a door slab or a full entry system with the door and all system components (jambs, sill, sidelites, transom, etc.) uniformly clad in fiberglass with consistent color and texture.

There are fiberglass doors that specialize in realistic woodgrain detail; with stain applied, these doors are virtually indistinguishable from real wood. Or, for a more contemporary presentation with clean lines and maximum glass, take a look at direct glaze fiberglass doors, which feature glass built into the door without a traditional lip-lite frame.

Industry-leading warranties you can count on

JELD-WEN® fiberglass doors are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty, so you can have lasting confidence in their performance, and your clients can appreciate and enjoy them for many years to come.

Learn more about JELD-WEN® fiberglass doors here.

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