If you are in the market for a new door, the choices can be overwhelming. Often, the first question that we ask our clients who are having trouble deciding is: What material would you like for your door?
Popular material choices for Toronto replacement doors include steel or fiberglass.
When looking for a front door, many clients love the rich, elegant look of a wood door. However, the climate in the Greater Toronto Area is not suited to a wood door. The hot summers and freezing winters cause warping and damage to a wood door. For this reason, we recommend a fiberglass door with a realistic wood finish.
Fiberglass doors have a wood grain and can be painted or stained. With our unique staining process, these doors are convincing replacements for wood doors. They give the entryway of your home an air of sophistication.
Wood grain fiberglass doors go through an in-depth, detail-oriented creation process in order to achieve the realistic wood texture and look.
Our crafters start with real wood. A door is carefully constructed and built to exact specifications to make the later installation process easier. The wood is worked with a steel brush to bring out the true beauty of the grain’s pattern.
Then the wood door is scanned by a laser, ensuring measurement perfection to the millimetre. Once our technicians are convinced that the door grain and specs are up to our exacting requirements, the door moves on to the moulding process.
The wooden door is then covered with silicone to make a reversed silicone mould, which highlights the unique wood grain. The silicone mould is then used to make a nickel mould, which retains the details of the original wood.
Fiberglass, a highly durable composite, is then pressed onto the nickel mould to create the fiberglass skin. Each skin boasts a detailed wood grain, identical to the original wood door!
In order to create the frame, our builders create a composite casing. Using a composite instead of a wood frame means that your door will not warp with any water exposure, making them much more durable in snow and rain.
The frame is covered with the fiberglass skin, and glued and pressed together under high pressure. The hollow door is then filled completely with polyurethane insulating foam. The entire system is then allowed to cure.
Finally, we stain the fiberglass skin. Delco’s unique staining process is done by hand by an expert craftsman. This means that our stains are beautiful, fully realized, and highly authentic. We offer a wide variety of realistic wood stains, from dark walnut, to rustic cherry, to charcoal.
We can also paint fiberglass doors. Clients can choose from a wide variety of Gentek colours, or we can colour match any Benjamin Moore colour.
This process is used for every style of fiberglass door that we offer. Whether you’re looking for modern, classic, or county chic, we have a door to fit your style.
Between our multitude of styles, our hand-stained colours, and the near-endless choices of paint colours, Delco can create the fiberglass door of your dreams.