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bat

09:40AM | 05/24/02
Member Since: 05/23/02
2 lifetime posts
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Our NYC 64 unit co-op must replace 2 sets of double outer doors with 8 lights (windows)...
the managing agent is pushing wood but I spoke with some lumber people who suggested fiberglass as a good cost efficient alternative with a nice aesthetic. I would appreciate an opinion. The doors get a lot of traffic, must work with Rixson door checks, and will get bashed a lot by the mailperson with a cart.

I feel wood is very expensive $8-10,000 installed and not necessarily the best alternative.

Your opinions are appreciated.
Thank you.

jexster

12:29PM | 05/24/02
Member Since: 04/21/02
25 lifetime posts
If i were you i would get the wood and throw some of those steal panels on them so the wood wont look bad after alot of use.

bat

06:20AM | 05/28/02
Member Since: 05/23/02
2 lifetime posts
Any other opinions on wood vs. fiberglass doors? Please say why though....

GlennG

02:04PM | 05/29/02
Fiberglass doors are very good and I recommend them for most single residence housing. They are more expensive than most wood doors but they will not dent easily, will not rust or decay, and can be purchased in several colors to eliminate painting.

The major drawback to using them in an application like the one you are proposing is that they can break or crack if they are struck by a hard object. Once this happens they are very difficult if not impossible to repair. The core of a fiberglass door is made of urethane foam and is not hard enough to withstand a hard blow.

Glenn

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