You may have noticed that many entry doors on the market today are made from PVC or the increasingly popular Fibrex® composite material. You may also be wondering if these types of doors would be the best choice for your home. In the final part of this series, we’ll take a closer look into these types of materials to help you make that all-important decision.
PVC Entry Doors: The Pros & Cons
PVC doors have become popular among homeowners who love to take on do-it-yourself projects, as they often come in stock sizes, styles and finishes. The primary advantage of PVC doors is their affordability. They also offer considerable weather resistance, making them very easy and cheap to maintain. They will not change shape or appearance, and come in different finishes.
However, their main disadvantage is that they won’t help increase the value of your home. Moreover, even if they are generally weather-resistant, they still have a tendency to become brittle and fade over time.
Fibrex®:Is It Worth Your Time and Money?
Fibrex® is one of the most innovative types of materials used in windows and doors. It is made from a combination of one part polymer and three parts wood, so it’s basically a vinyl/wood combination.
Fibrex is twice as strong as PVC. Thus it can better retain its stability and shape in all types of climates. Its color or finish is blended with the material itself. Additionally, the material will not rot or decay, has excellent insulation value and is a sustainable material.
With the information we have provided in this three-part series, we hope that you will be able to find the best entry and exterior doors for your home – something that’ll suit your every need!