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Choosing a Front Door

There are many options to choose from when deciding on a front door. Learn the facts so you can choose the best one for your needs.

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fiberglass doors achieve traditional look of wood
Photo 2 of 4Fiberglass has become increasingly common in today's home building market.

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These paneled doors can take a beating without incurring dents. Not only are fiberglass doors more durable than their wooden counterparts, they can also be stained in order to achieve the same traditional look of wood. And thanks to an insulated core, fiberglass doors give added protection from the elements. Keep in mind that fiberglass front doors may cost a bit more than wood, but the long-term energy savings can help offset the difference.

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