inexpensive garage entry door


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Old 10-15-08, 11:27 AM
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inexpensive garage entry door

Where can I find a plain, inexpensive fiberglass or steel side entry door for my garage? I have tried a "solid" wood exterior door from the big orange place, and it turned out to be door skin over some sort of filler, and the skin delaminated, even after good priming and painting.
 
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Old 10-15-08, 11:52 AM
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Well, most lumber yards or the same Box stores should have doors as you describe. Are you looking for a slab or frame and all? Size could be an issue. Most carry 36 and 32 slabs but 30's might be special order. If thats the case, might be cheaper to get a stock door, frame and all.

If the wood door you got was flat, yep, its a ply veneer over particle board. Not really designed for exterior use, except in the most mile climates.
 
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If you have a salvage yard in your area, that's a place to check.
They may well have some exterior doors from tear downs that would fit your need at a reasonable price.
 
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Most big boxes carry a good selection of steel entry doors. Last time I looked they were around $150.
 
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Entry door to the house from the garage, or from the outside to the garage?? For outside, fiberglass doors are expensive, but usually better with weather, once finished. Steel will rust if scratched, if not touched up quickly. If entry to the house, most fire codes require a steel door.
 
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Thanks for your replys. Just Bill, it is from the outside into the garage, and very exposed to weather.
 
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Old 10-16-08, 04:17 AM
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Steel doors are used all the time for that application. All I am saying is that they need to be maintained to last. Certainly the least expensive, and secure, with proper locks.
 
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Old 10-16-08, 07:23 AM
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I have 3 inexpensive Stanley steel doors (garage, basement and shed. All are esposed to the weather. They come preprimed and once painted seem to be impervious to the elements. I've never had to repaint.
 
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Old 10-17-08, 05:18 PM
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thanks for your replys. I guess I will look at Lowes and Home Depot for a steel door. Just curious: fiberglass is lighter and probably cheaper than steel, and it darn sure doesn't rust. Wonder why it is not more available as an alternative?
 
 

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