Therma tru vs Provia, factory painting vs DIY
I want a new entry door with grills, painted finish. My installer suggested Provia steel but it only has grills between the glass which I really don't like. So now I am looking at Therma-Tru smooth star fiberglass which I've read is inferior to Provia but has exterior grills. Are there any other good choices for painted door with exterior grills?
I also want a custom color and am struggling with the quote from Therma Tru of $1000 for factory painting. Is this really worth it vs painting by hand?
Any thoughts appreciated.