Fiberglass vs. Wood: Which One To Pick For Your Home
A beautiful home featuring a garage

Decisions, decisions!

Your dream home requires you to make some tough decisions such as selecting the best material for your residential doors.

With over 70 years of experience under our belt, we, at Darkinson Doors, recognize the diverse requirements of every customer and hence offer customized solutions to find you the perfect match for your home.

Fiberglass and wood happen to be the most popular choices for garage doors and home front doors in Toledo. Here’s a guide on how to pick the option that serves your needs best.


Fiberglass is truly the material that offers it all: durability, looks and resistance.

In terms of visual appeal, fiberglass doors offer unlimited room for customization. Personalize the door and match it to your home’s aesthetic. Our high-definition graining will imitate almost any required texture­, including wood.

Fiberglass also grants a sleek and modern look to your home’s exterior, making it perfect for wide garage spaces where you want to avoid the illusion of a bulky, overpowering door.

The ever-increasing demand for fiberglass over the years is explained by its resistance against scratches, weather conditions and warping.

The only downside to fiberglass doors is the higher initial cost, but don’t let that deter you. Unlike wooden doors, a fiberglass door with good maintenance could last you decades. Think long-term when you think fiberglass!

Get a free estimate for a fiberglass door to match your budget.


Wood is a classic! The visual appeal of a wooden door is unmatched, making it a popular choice amongst customers.

At Darkinson Doors, we persevere to exceed expectations and guarantee that our wooden doors offer strength and endurance. Each wooden panel, about 3-4 inches thick, is sealed into place to avoid creaking sounds, cracked sealants, apertures, and damage in the long run.

Contrary to popular belief, wood is no longer boring option. It can be customized in a multitude of different textures, hues and grains to suit your home aesthetic.

The disadvantage of wood is its susceptibility to water, ultraviolet rays, warping and corrosion. However, with the use of mortise and tenon joints, our wooden doors provide increased longevity.

A wooden door is also easier on the pockets while offering a luxurious and sturdy feel. If you have a specific design in mind, send us your details and we’ll provide you an estimate free of cost.

Made your decision yet?

For further guidance, you can contact Darkinson Doors in the Toledo area or call us at 419-478-1000.


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