Which Material is Best for Exterior Door Replacement in Utah?

At Rocky Mountain Windows & Doors, we understand that every homeowners’ needs are different. Whether your priority when shopping for exterior doors in Utah is looks, durability, security, or energy efficiency, we have the right door for you. Today we’ll be going over the five different materials we offer for our selection of doors in Utah: wood, fiberglass, aluminum clad, steel, and composite. Each material has something different to offer to Utah homeowners, and we’re here to help you find the right one.

Which Material is Best for Exterior Door Replacement in Utah?

Best For Natural Beauty

Wood doors are known for their richness and beauty above all. They look gorgeous in any exterior entryway from the inside and out.

With so many different styles and species to choose from, it’s easy to integrate a wood door into the architecture of your house. You can go with the natural color of the wood — which varies depending on whether you choose maple, mahogany, oak, walnut, maple, or any of our other luxurious materials — or you can paint it to match the look of your home. Even after we leave you with your new door, you can always paint over it if you want a fresh look but don’t want the expense and hassle of getting a whole new door.

Not only are wooden doors pleasing to the eye of the homeowner, but they also increase curb appeal, and therefore the value of your home. If you’re doing some renovations before you sell your home, a new wooden door is a relatively easy way to give your house’s exterior a makeover.

Best For Looks and Durability

If you want the classic look of a wooden door but are concerned about durability, fiberglass is the way to go. Fiberglass can be manufactured to mimic the look of wood grain so closely that the difference is almost imperceptible. These hyper-realistic textures can even be stained or painted as wood might be, and you can find fiberglass doors in a wide variety of styles and price points.

At the same time, your fiberglass door will be much sturdier than a wooden door. It can withstand very harsh weather conditions, all while being very low-maintenance and energy efficient. However, you should note that more expensive fiberglass doors tend to be the more durable ones. If you know your area has a more extreme climate, you should be prepared to choose from the more high-end fiberglass doors in Utah.

Best For Value and Affordability

For Utah homeowners on a tight budget and a tight schedule, aluminum clad doors are the perfect solution. These budget-friendly doors are wood on the inside with a coating of strong, high-quality aluminum on the outside. The aluminum coating is only on the exterior-facing side of the door, however, so you can still enjoy the look and feel of natural wood from the inside of your home.

From the outside, the aluminum coating protects your door from Utah’s harsh weather conditions. This means that you’ll never have to worry about the door’s wood rotting from moisture, and you’ll never have to paint. Our aluminum clad doors are perfect for homeowners who want to save time and money without sacrificing quality or style.

Best For Security and Safety

When it comes to keeping your household safe and secure, steel doors are by far your best option. These doors are strong and durable in the face of extreme weather or other threats, and you can count on them to last for decades. With almost no maintenance needed, these doors will not crack or warp, and they insulate better than almost any other doors. Most of all, however, steel doors are known for their security. These doors are dent resistant because they are made from 18-gauge steel, and you can add on reinforced locks and jambs as well.

In terms of aesthetics, you can get your steel door with a pre-finished option, or you can paint it on your own. Even if you want your door to have glass panels, steel doors’ raised mouldings mean that you won’t be sacrificing safety for looks.

Best For Versatility

What we love about composite doors is that you can choose models with certain materials based on your needs as a homeowner. Composite doors combine a few different materials to create doors with a wide variety of functions. They are often made using wood as the inner frame, PVC as the subframe, and glass reinforced plastic cladding on the outside. Composite doors are made to be highly durable and can offer high levels of security as well.

With a lifespan of 20 to 30 years, composite doors are built to last, so you want to be sure the composite door you select is right for you. Composite doors with certain materials may offer more durability in the face of extreme weather, while other models might be made with materials that maximize safety and security. Composite doors are also energy efficient and come in a variety of different finishes. No matter what you’re looking for in an exterior door in Utah, there is a composite door for you.

Who to Call for Door Replacement in Utah

Rocky Mountain Windows & Doors has been serving Utah homeowners for over 25 years, so we understand the importance of connecting clients to the right products and providing top-quality service.

When you choose us for door replacement in Utah, our contractors will measure and inspect your doorway before placing an order for any new products. Once we have all the correct measurements and your new door is ready, our friendly and professional installation team will take care of the rest. With Rocky Mountain Windows & Doors, you won’t have to worry about a thing. We have an unconditional satisfaction guarantee because we want to ensure that you are happy with the results of our work. Call today to get started on your next door replacement project in Utah.