Doors

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Fiberglass Entry Doors

Our fiberglass doors have the most strength of any fiberglass door system because they are constructed with LVL or OSB styles. This is what makes warping a thing of the past. If you are looking for something even more secure, they can be outfitted with multipoint locks, straight from the factory.  Each door is made to order for the depth of the frame, sill depth, grain, glass type, hinge finish, hardware, door height and even strike routes.  All of this guarantees the best possible decor matching and cleanest installation for your home.

Fiberglass Doors come in both textured and smooth skins. Wood-grain textured fiberglass entry doors offer luxurious wood grains (Oak, Mahogany, and Douglas fir) for staining. The grains are random, just like real wood, so it is very difficult to tell the difference. We also have many decorative glass options available to make any entry way truly grand.

Smooth Fiberglass doors have a slick smooth surface for painting. Once painted, they look identical to painted wood.

Our doors are not like the stock new home construction doors (one size and finish fits all) that you find at your local home improvement store. Our beautiful doors allow you to welcome the world to your home in style.

 
 

Should you order doors pre-painted or pre-stained from the factory?

Yes, you can, and the factories would prefer us to sell the doors that way.  It’s more profit for the factory if they can capture the income that would normally be paid to a painter or stainer.  The problem with this is the finish-work can be marred during the remodel.

All home builders know this. That is why they lay the foundation, frame everything up, install the roof, install all windows and doors, drywall and install the flooring. After they have completed everything else they call in the painters and stainers last. The truth is that it is better to do the finish work when the construction is finished. That’s why it is called “FINISH WORK”.

Although pre-finishing sounds convenient, it is the #1 way to create an unhappy customer. Most home-owners do not realize you are not just putting a new door on the old hinges. You are replacing the jambs and there will need to be new trim on the interior and exterior too. All of this has to be nailed, screwed and cut. If everything is pre-finished then you will have to have a painter or stainer to come afterwards to do touch-up paint or stain. The touch-up will never match the factory finish and will look like patch. The factory doesn’t care about that. You paid for a pre-finish, they aren’t responsible for construction damage.

It is much better to finish the doors after the install. The customer can pick the colors accurately first hand (instead of using a catalog with disclaimers about how the colors you are picking from may not be the actual colors) and everything will match.

Although pre-finishing sounds convenient, it is the #1 way to create an unhappy customer.

 
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Our entry doors come in many different configurations.

Single OR Double Door Options (with or without stationary side-lites).

You can change out a stationary side lite for a vented side lite with a screen (which can be opened while the door is closed for airflow).

You can change out a stationary side lite for an inactive side lite (can be opened in conjunction with the door to allow a wider opening to bring things in and out of the house). Example: If you have a 3 foot wide door and a 1 foot wide side lite, both can be opened at the same time to net a 4 foot wide opening.

The chart below is a comparison between our fiberglass doors, and other steel doors and typical solid wood doors:

Door type Dent Rust Warp Crack Dry-out Energy efficient Multipoint locks
Our Fiberglass No No No No No Yes Yes
TypicalSteel Yes Yes Yes No No Somewhat No
Typical Wood door Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No

 

Contact Krasiva Windows and Doors for a free in-home consultation at: (602) 678-3737

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