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Replacement Entry Door

Posted by trailrunner_rockies (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 24, 13 at 19:26

I need to replace my entry door before it gets any colder outside! ProVia doors are out of my price range. The local companies I trust sell Therma-Tru and Paragon doors. What experiences have you had with these doors, and for my dry high-desert (hot days cold nights) climate, would you suggest fiberglass or steel? Thanks!

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RE: Replacement Entry Door

I've just been talking to door guys. Steel dents, fiberglass doesn't.

RE: Replacement Entry Door

While I am not in your climate I have 2 therma-tru doors and am very happy with them. In my case they help to keep out the cold and once stained they look a lot like wood. Have been mistaken for wood by a couple of contractors.


RE: Replacement Entry Door

I had Provia double doors and one side light installed for $5500 including the Emteck hardware. My contractor wouldn't guarantee any other door.

RE: Replacement Entry Door

I went with an insulated steel door becuase it was in my budget and fiberglass was not. Either way that was the single biggest improvement I have ever made to my house. That old wood door leaked air like nobody's business and was like a heater in summer time.

RE: Replacement Entry Door

Just my personal opinion, but I don't care for steel doors. One tap of my fingernails and I can tell if a door is steel. It just seems too cold and industrial for a residence, plus they dent. Although if that's what your budget requires, I'm sure they're fine. They look fine as long as you don't touch them, and I think they're secure, etc.

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