Thursday, June 26, 2014

ThermaTru doors--the best solution

I am continually impressed with ThermaTru Doors. This is a company that has a wide array of quality door selections. They have a value Traditions steel door, a premium Profiles steel door, a Smooth-Star fiberglass door, a mid priced Fiber Classic in an oak or mahogany grain, and the Classic Craft series is as elegant of door as you'll find anywhere--available in oak, mahogany,  fir, rustic, and canvas grain.

ThermaTru's steel doors are miles better than the big box steel doors-on-the-shelf. Just stop by your ginormous home center and observe all the dents in their steel door displays. With ThermaTru, you have to get raunchy to put a dent in their doors.

There are thousands of glass/door combinations, and while you can spend a lot of time picking out the perfect door, it's easy to select a door that will look awesome on your home.

Why pick a fiberglass door over a steel or wood door? This comparison chart from the ThermaTru website explains it well.

Wood Doors vs. Steel Doors vs. Fiberglass Doors

Even after 25 years, fiberglass remains the most advanced material for entryways — able to satisfy both today’s and tomorrow’s homeowners by giving them the look of wood doors and the strength of steel doors, without the compromises of either. In fact, fiberglass doors offer just what homeowners want* — the optimum combination of security, energy efficiency, performance and aesthetics. Therma-Tru not only pioneered the fiberglass door category but we continue to lead the industry.

Wood Doors

wood doors


Cheap Steel Doors

steel doors


Fiberglass Doors

fiberglass doors
Absorbs moisture
Can peel or bubble out
Can bow, warp or twist
Will fade
Not energy efficient
Requires regular maintenance

Easily dented
Scratches can lead to rust
Paint chipping can be common
Conducts temperature; cold or hot to the touch


Beautiful wood grain
High end look
Scratches easily repaired
Warm feel and touch
Lower maintenance
No cracking or bowing
Less expensive
Energy efficient
Good insulating value
Lowest maintenance
Resists denting and scratching
Offers wood grain and smooth finish look
Won’t rot, deteriorate or rust
Energy efficient
Can be painted or stained
Won’t warp, bow or twist
Five times the insulation value of wood
Secure has a build-your-door generator which lets you play with the different door grains and glass packages. Add in a transom and sidelights to see how it'll look. We would love to help you in selecting a door for your house--whether it be an elegant door with transoms or sidelights, a french door to replace that old sliding patio door, or just a simple single door.