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Why Should You Consider Installing a Fiberglass Garage Door?

Posted by Jeff Myers on Jul 17, 2015 12:30:00 PM

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Are you currently shopping around for a new garage door? If you are, you’ve probably already realized that you have options, and LOTS of them! In your search, have you yet considered a fiberglass door? If not, you should! Fiberglass can be a very good choice for several reasons.


Fiberglass garage doors are highly durable, gorgeously designed, and require very little maintenance compared to some other types of garage doors.



Fiberglass doors are actually MORE durable than steel doors! This is because they are composed of a strong steel construction that is molded to a fiberglass surface. The outer fiberglass coating strengthens these doors, so they typically last longer than ordinary steel doors. Fiberglass doors won’t warp, rot, or crack like wood does, and they don't dent as easily as steel. These highly durable doors are good for homes located in areas with harsh weather conditions.



Fiberglass can be designed to mimic the natural look of wood. It can be stained or painted with a number of different colors or finishes to give the texture and pattern of wood grain. The high definition graining will fool your friends and neighbors, even when they examine it up close. And fiberglass doors won’t crack or rot like wood eventually will.



Fiberglass doors, unlike real wood, require very little regular maintenance. It’s smart to clean your garage door once a year, however, to wipe away any dirt or grime that has collected and prevent fading. To clean your fiberglass door, simply mix five gallons of warm water with one cup of a mild household detergent that contains less than 0.5% phosphate (such as Tide), gently rub away the dirt, and rinse off with a hose.


Energy Efficiency & Insulation

Fiberglass garage doors can be designed with added insulation to help improve a home’s thermal efficiency, block out street noise, and make the door operate more quietly.



If you love the look of natural wood, but you don’t want to pay for a premium wood garage door, fiberglass is a cost-efficient alternative.


Fiberglass Garage Doors in Des Moines

If you’re interested in installing a new garage door or learning more about fiberglass garage doors in Des Moines, contact WD Door. We service much of the state of Iowa, so don’t hesitate to ask if we cover your part of the state!


Wayne Dalton Model 9800

Wayne Dalton's Model 9800 is composed of a molded wood-grain designer fiberglass surface concealing a durable steel construction. This model is very energy efficient, safe, quiet, and elegant. It has an energy efficiency rating of 7.6, the industry gold standard. It comes in a variety of colors, patterns, and styles to complement any home’s architectural style. Customize your door by choosing a color, panel design, window style, window type, and optional decorative hardware and accent pieces.

Design the perfect door by uploading a photo of your home to the Wayne Dalton Garage Door Design Center, and see what it will look like!


If you’re interested in a type of garage door other than fiberglass, WD Door can help! We offer a wide variety of overhead doors: cottage, modern, ranch style, wood or steel. Whatever you’re looking for, we have a door to fit your needs and your budget.

Check out our photo gallery for design ideas, or contact us for a free estimate!



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Topics: residential garage door installation

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WD Door is a privately owned overhead door and operator company with over 25 years experience in both residential and commercial fields. We work closely with both our customers and manufacturers to ensure high quality overhead door products and customer service.

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