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Kevin

05:59AM | 01/25/99
Bvwindows
Which are better? My contractor tells me that those steel doors with attractive stain glass inserts will warp as much as the wood doors. And, in my older home, a wood door will be easier to install in my not necessarily square openings. Still, l like the security and R factor of a steel door. Which are better?

Wilson

12:22PM | 02/06/99
Kevin, we are in the process of building a new home and are choosing doors now. We have been told by several suppliers that the steel doors are best and are NOT subject to warping - and here in North Dakota with extreme temperatures, that is very important. If your casing is not square, it may be a problem to install steel and you may have to replace the casing also. You can purchase stainable steel doors (coated with vinyl) or check into fiberglass doors. Also, wood doors seem to be more expensive and will warp, especially without a storm door. Hope this helps!

BV004640

06:22PM | 06/12/14
I have had a wood door for almost 17 years now. I have never had a problem with it warping and we live in a very humid climate. I also like the look of wood doors much better. In the end it's up to what you like best, though.
Shelly Slader | http://www.usafiredoor.com/steel-doors
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