The onus is on entrance doors to make the best first impression of a house yet they are the most exposed to shifting temperature, severe weather and persistent use. Fiberglass, fast becoming the preferred surface material for doors, does not crack and warp like wood nor rust and dent like steel. The additional pull of Feather River fiberglass entry doors is easily two things. The company’s fiberglass entry door system is award-winning and the products have been carried exclusively by Home Depot stores since 2003.
Choosing a door depends on a myriad of factors including location and traffic. Some locations enjoy fair weather but others are prone to severe climate change. Some households have children, a dog or other pet, or have more people around, like a home business or regular meetings or parties. More difficult environments call for stronger doors.
One consideration is workmanship. The make of Feather River fiberglass entry doors appears reminiscent of the skillful construction of older handmade wood doors. In fact, the wood grain surface on these doors, in options of mahogany and oak textures, is fashioned after real wood but their premium fiberglass door panels do not bow, rust, rot or split. Careful attention to detail is evident in high-definition panel embossments and the matching glass caming, sill and hinge finish. Tempered glass has been used to increase safety while the lockset and deadbolt area has been fortified with a wood lockblock and jamb security plate against forced entry to increase security. Most models sport an architecturally sound design with correct lite frame and stile alignment. Unlike many other door products, all Feather River doors are pre-finished by default, surely an irresistible come-on.
The next consideration is durability. The glass inserts in Feather River doors have been given a molded open panel design for structural integrity as well as resistance to air and moisture intrusion and control of landfill waste. As well, door stiles have been formed with laminated veneer lumber for improved structural performance. The ball bearing hinges work smoothly and do not easily sag and wear while a custom “sill key” system provides protection against jamb rot. Composite material that resists rotting has been used for the top and bottom rails to hold off insect damage, and for the adjustable threshold system to minimize air and water infiltration. In comparison to vinyl or plastic, fiberglass is actually energy-efficient because it insulates three to five times better and permits natural light into homes.
Another consideration is expertise. With headquarters in the Pacific Northwest, the Feather River Door Company is an advocate of environmental care commitment. The exclusive distribution of Feather River fiberglass entry doors by Home Depot stores promises builders and homeowners convenient access via an established store network. The product range is comprehensive, including the Silverdale, Lakewood, Medina, Preston, Atherton, Carmel, Vandalia and Torino collections. Designer doors, clear lites and panel doors are available options, and the line has been expanded to offer decorative interior wood doors.