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Front door materials: wood or fiberglass?

Danielle Onat | 08/18/2016 | Posted in Doors

Your front door is the entry to your home—where life happens. A sharp front door makes a great first impression on all who enter or simply walk by.

It’s an indication of the unique style, design, and people they might find inside. You have several options when it comes to front door material, but what works best for your home? Let’s break down the two most popular materials.



Without a doubt, wood doors are stunning. Their exquisite texture and design perfectly complement the Pacific Northwest aesthetic. As a bonus, they match nearly any color palette found on your home, and can work with traditional, classic, or modern exteriors. Today’s wood doors offer ornate, yet energy efficient glass accents and beautiful mouldings.

Washington Energy Services offers several beautiful wood door collections from Codel.

  • Douglas Fir Raised Panel Door Collection: You can’t go wrong with hand crafted insulated glass.
  • Douglas Fir Craftsman Door Collection: This one is called craftsman for a reason—the handcrafted quality shows in these natural wood doors.
  • Knotty Alder Raised Door Collection: Built for performance, this collection’s quality is equaled only by the beauty of its raised mouldings.
  • Knotty Alder Craftsman Door Collection: The name says it all—the knotty alder wood exudes warmth and luxury.


Fiberglass exterior doors offer homeowners the ultimate in durability and flexibility. They’re nearly maintenance free and have an impressive lifespan. Plus, Codel’s composite framework seals out moisture and provides premier insulation, which is good news for your energy bills.

Codel doors are available in both smooth and textured fiberglass. They can also be stained or painted again and again. Vibrant yellow, brick red, sleek black—your door can change as frequently as your style preferences!

WES has so many Codel fiberglass doors, we can’t even list them all here! Check out the full collection, the Rustic Collection, or our Mini Blind collection and find the perfect door for your unique home and style.

Whether you select warm wood or flexible fiberglass, you really can’t go wrong! Both materials offer equal parts beauty and strength. Select either material to instantly upgrade the overall look, curb appeal, and energy efficiency of your home.

4 Responses to “Front door materials: wood or fiberglass?”

  • Ellie Davis

    I loved that you elaborated on the benefits of wood doors and how they can combine with almost any color palette. My husband noticed that our door is not working properly after the last storm, and we are looking for advice about what to do. I will let him know about the benefits of calling a door repair company to decide whether to replace or repair our entry door.

  • Stana Spangler

    I have one of your exterior fiberglass entry doors. What type of paint do I use to repaint it? I only need to paint the inside.

    • Sloan Newman

      Please contact one of our Customer Care Center specialists at 1 800 398 4663. They will be more than happy to help you.


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