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adog 10-17-2006 02:34 PM

fiberglass entry door
 
hello everyone. i need help. i have to buy a new front entry door because i already changed my wood door twice. which company makes the best fiberglass doors that really look like mahogany wood? I'm looking for a door with half glass. please help me

crecore 10-17-2006 09:30 PM

Peachtree makes some of the nicest stainable fiberglass doors IMO (prep properly and use gel stain).

747 10-17-2006 09:58 PM

Just go buy a nice fiberglass door and you can stain it any color you want. Don't go to homedepot or somewhere like that. Go to a no name lumber company and see what they can order. Or a no name place that specializes in doors and windows. Finally follow manufacturers instructions on staining or ask one of the guys in the painters section here.

fhivinylwindows 10-17-2006 10:05 PM

You can buy them pre-finished. Understand that if the sun hits the door, the color will fade.

adog 10-18-2006 02:11 PM

what do you guys think about thermatrue

Windowboy 11-30-2006 11:11 AM

You need to remember it most likely wasn't your last 2 wood doors fault. Wether you have a wood door or another material, the door must be finished properly. This means finishing all 6 sides of the door slab (front, back, 2-sides, top and bottom). If all six sides are not finished it will allow moisture to penatrate which will cause warping, swelling, ect.
Now on to question about other types of doors (steel and fiberglass). The only thing on these doors that are made of this material is the door slab skin itself. Most steel/fiberglass door slabs still have a wood perimeter around them for support and must be finsihed properly (6-sides) Also, the jamb will still be made of wood.
As far as brands go, Therma-tru invented fiberglass doors and still leads the way as far as technoligy goes. Peachtree makes a great door as well. There are also alot of other companies that manufacture their own slabs and use the same glass as other companies.
Hope this info help.

Good luck with your decision.


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