Your front door sets the tone for your home. It affects curb appeal and determines how much work you put into maintaining your front entrance. That’s why it’s important to not only take the style of your door into account, but its material as well.
Our Project House Austin front doors are sponsored by Escon Doors. This company’s Mid Century Modern line offers fiberglass doors in retro styles and colors that are durable and will fit into any MCM aesthetic.
“MasterGrain’s unique NVD (silicone casting) technology produces the most genuine look of real wood in fiberglass without the negative aspects of wood or steel,” says Escon Doors’ General Manager Gerry Levya.
Here are some facts to keep in mind when choosing your MCM front door material:
Wood vs. Fiberglass
• You need to re-coat it every two years.
• It might have issues with termites and tannins.
• It can split and swell if it takes on moisture.
• It can’t crack, expand or contract.
• It offers better insulation.
- It has more room for interior wood reinforcement. “Most fiberglass doors only have an inch of laminated stand lumber in their doors for support,” Levya points out. “We put 4.12 inches in ours. This prevents our doors from warping and increases your hardware options
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