[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of the most important decisions you’ll make while shopping for front entry doors for your Dixon home, is the material of the door. Your front entry door’s material plays a major role in your home’s energy efficiency, security, and design. Still, many homeowners find themselves in a tight place while deciding which material is the best fit for their home. Among these materials, fiberglass and wooden front entry doors continue to be the most popular options. Here we will take a closer look at the two materials side by side to assist you with your purchase.


Wooden Front Entry Doors: Homeowners love the naturally warm look and feel of wooden entry doors. These doors come in a wide variety of species, tones and styles, and are also easy to customize.

Fiberglass Front Entry Doors: Many homeowners are amazed at just how well fiberglass windows can imitate the look and feel of wooden entry doors. In many cases the two are virtually indistinguishable, especially with many manufacturers now including knots and natural touches to create a more realistic appearance.


Wooden Front Entry Doors: While wooden entry doors may have their aesthetic appeal, one of their down falls is the amount of maintenance and upkeep they require. Homeowners with wooden entry doors will need to peel, sand, paint and stain their doors annually (more in particularly moist climates) in order to keep them looking like new.

Fiberglass Front Entry Doors: Fiberglass entry doors are notably low maintenance, as they only require refinishing every 1-2 years at most. Other than refinishing, homeowners will only need to wash their doors with simple soap and water to maintain their aesthetic appeal.

Energy Efficiency

Wooden Front Entry Doors: Wooden entry doors may hold some insulating quality when they are first installed, however, this quality will rapidly decline as time goes on. The problem is found within the materials low weather resistance. Wooden entry doors have the tendency to hold onto excess moisture, causing the doors material to warp, rot, or distort over time.  This weather damage quickly leads to gaps and drafts that allow a good deal of your heating and air conditioning to escape your home. Without frequently repairing this damage, you can expect to see a spike in your monthly energy bill.

Fiberglass Front Entry Doors: Fiberglass front entry doors have an impeccable energy efficient design. Thanks to a number of energy efficient qualities including foam cores, weather stripping and double and triple glazing, many homeowners actually save hundreds on their annual energy expenses once this door material is installed.

Still unsure about which door material is the right choice for your home? At Rocket Doors our window experts can assist you by answering any questions you may have regarding your Dixon, CA front entry doors, and introducing you to our quality selection. Our experts will even provide you with a free, no pressure, informative at home consultation. To speak with an expert today or request your free consultation simply dial 707-689-5147 or stop by our showroom floor located at 1639 E Monte Vista Avenue #L103 Vacaville, CA 95688.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]