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GregC 01-24-2010 10:01 AM

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Hello, Steel and or fiberglass are the way to go these days. Fiberglass is more expensive, they were originally designed for east/west coast area. Salt in the air would rust steel doors. Wood doors in cold or hot climate expand and contract too much. Depends on where you live, both steel and fiberglass are fine. All paint-able, Most stain-able and if done properly you can make a fiberglass door look like wood. I guess it all depends on what you are looking for. I live in WI and I have install hundred of steel or fiberglass doors. In the past 15 years I have not had any major or serious problems with any of my customers and their doors. Attached is a before/after of a wood to fiberglass replacement. Hope this helps. GregC


GregC 01-24-2010 10:01 AM

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Hello, Steel and or fiberglass are the way to go these days. Fiberglass is more expensive, they were originally designed for east/west coast area. Salt in the air would rust steel doors. Wood doors in cold or hot climate expand and contract too much. Depends on where you live, both steel and fiberglass are fine. All paint-able, Most stain-able and if done properly you can make a fiberglass door look like wood. I guess it all depends on what you are looking for. I live in WI and I have install hundred of steel or fiberglass doors. In the past 15 years I have not had any major or serious problems with any of my customers and their doors. Attached is a before/after of a wood to fiberglass replacement. Hope this helps. GregC


GregC 01-24-2010 02:57 PM

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Hello Again, Now, of course if you have too much money to spend like this customer of mine, you can spring for a $6500 Pella Steel Door with sidelights and transom above. This was unbelievable what they spent on a door.
Beautiful door, The Best in quality, but still overpriced! GregC


GregC 01-24-2010 02:57 PM

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Hello Again, Now, of course if you have too much money to spend like this customer of mine, you can spring for a $6500 Pella Steel Door with sidelights and transom above. This was unbelievable what they spent on a door.
Beautiful door, The Best in quality, but still overpriced! GregC



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