Advantages and Disadvantages of Fiberglass Patio Doors

Fiberglass patio doors are a great option to consider during the construction of your patio. While there are many benefits to having fiberglass doors, there are also some disadvantages that you should be aware of before you purchase the doors for your patio.

Benefits of Fiberglass Patio Doors

First, fiberglass is provides protection from the elements as it is non-porous, waterproof, and strong. The mixture of the heavy duty plastic and fiberglass resins adds strength and water resistance while still allowing the sun to shine through. Second, the doors to require little maintenance and tend not to need repairs. This a great benefit as the investment of the doors will be worthwhile over the long run. Third, the strength of the doors allow a greater level of security than what wood doors provide. These doors are also more tamper resistant than wood because of the resin composition. Last, since fiberglass is created using a mold, it can easily formed to mimic expensive wood doors without the added price.

Disadvantages of Fiberglass Patio Doors

Although there are a few disadvantages to fiberglass, the cost of the doors itself is the one of the larger ones. While the cost of fiberglass doors may be a bit lower than wood doors, the fiberglass doors do not offer the same re-sale benefits as solid wood doors do. You should intend on keeping the doors for as long as possible in order to get your money's worth. Another significant disadvantage is the difficulty in adjusting the door. Wood doors are able to be shaped and adjusted using cutting tools, while fiberglass doors cannot. If the door is too large for the frame, then the frame must be adjusted accordingly.