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 Choosing a New Door for Your Home 

When it’s time to replace your entry door, you must decide what type of door you’d like to install. The most common options are wood, fiberglass, and steel. Each option has its benefits and its drawbacks. You should choose your new door based on your needs and expectations. 

Wood, Fiberglass, or Steel Doors

Wood Doors

Wood, unlike fiberglass, requires maintenance and will ultimately deteriorate as any wood product would. Moisture can create major problems for wood doors. It’s best to choose a wood door only if the entry is covered by an awning or porch roof. 

Steel Doors

Steel is a product that is by nature cold and doesn’t have the durability of fiberglass. Steel doors, while secure and needing little maintenance, can chip or scratch. Unrepaired damage on steel doors can also rust. 

Fiberglass Doors

Today’s fiberglass doors give the appearance of wood without the maintenance and deterioration that ultimately happens with wood. Unlike wood, they will not rot in humid climates. Fiberglass doors are also very energy efficient. 

Security Upgrades

All three types of doors can be upgraded for security. Those upgrades are generally applied to the frame. Security upgrades for your new entry door can also include deadbolts, other locks, and video monitoring or video doorbells. 

Wood or Fiberglass Doors are Perfect Upgrades for Your Home

If you are replacing doors in your home, then, consider your needs and which option is best for you. 

Marvin Wood and Fiberglass Door Lines

  • Fiberglass: Therma True
  • Fiberglass: Albany
  • Fiberglass: Homeguard
  • Wood: Simpson

American Thermal Window Installs Wood and Fiberglass Doors

If you’re building a new home or just need to update or upgrade your front entry door, give American Thermal Window a call. We’re confident you’ll be happy with the results when you choose to work with us. Our sales team is very knowledgeable about wood and fiberglass doors and is happy to answer all your questions about our products and options. 

Chicago’s Best Window and Door Company

American Thermal Window has over 35 years experience installing windows and doors throughout Chicagoland and is considered Chicago’s top rated window and door company. Everyone on the team is top notch and very experienced in selling and installing windows and doors. The showroom, located at the corner of Milwaukee and Central Ave in Chicago offers many displays showcasing the different window and door options available.

Contact American Thermal Window

To learn more email or call (773) 774-3131