Your entry door performs a variety of key functions: it plays a role in energy efficiency, safety and security, and, of course, the overall aesthetics of your home. With all that important work to do, choosing the right door is not a mere afterthought! The recently released IWP Aurora is a contemporary fiberglass entry door that looks like authentic steel -- but performs even better.
Pros and Cons of Authentic Steel Doors
There’s a reason (or several!) that steel doors are among the most popular options on the market. They offer terrific protection, resistance to rain, wind, and snow, energy efficiency, good durability without a ton of maintenance -- especially in contrast to warp-prone wood. And, with their elegance, steel doors are certainly easy on the eyes.
But there are a few drawbacks to consider, in addition to the higher price point: steel is easily scratched and dented. If this happens, it can lead to rust, which can compromise performance, energy efficiency, and security over time. These entry doors are also difficult to stain; as you must paint it if you want a specific color, you’re also at risk for chipping.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could have all the pros of steel without the cons? Enter the IWP Aurora.
IWP Aurora: An Advanced Solution
Aurora delivers the look of a steel door at the price of a fiberglass door. Fiberglass entry doors are also
highly energy efficient. They are difficult to scratch, dent, or warp, they cannot be beat in terms of maintenance. These entry doors are available in a wide array of styles. They are easily painted or stained and will seamlessly fit the aesthetic of your home.
Aurora evokes the look of a traditional steel door with thin stiles (the vertical components around the door panel) and rails (the horizontal components), as well as a detailed lock box. Sleek and slim, Aurora lends itself perfectly to contemporary and modern designs.
The Aurora fiberglass entry door is available in several finishes, from bronze and black to silver, white, and tumbled white bronze, mimicking the beautiful finish of steel.
The Aurora fiberglass entry door is available in sizes up to 4 feet wide by 10 feet tall, and in 1 ¾ and 2 ¼ thicknesses. You may also opt for direct set sidelites or full glass sidelites, depending on the style you want to achieve.