The Benefits of Choosing Architectural Fiberglass Over Wood

Using Architectural Fiberglass Instead of Wood
While wood has long been a popular construction material for its availability and building versatility, concern over sustainability of natural resources and the need to regularly restore or replace wood has led to the development of other types of building materials. One of these innovative materials is architectural fiberglass, which can not only replace wood but can be made to look like wood as well. 

The Architectural Fiberglass Advantage
As an ideal replacement for wood used for doors, surrounds, sills and other architectural products, architectural fiberglass delivers these benefits:

  • Versatility in Appearance: If it’s a wood look you want, architectural fiberglass can look like wood, but it can also be finished to look like just about every other type of material as well. Architectural fiberglass is so versatile that it can emulate wood down to real wood grain that is difficult to tell the difference even when examined up close. That means it can be made to look like all types of wood, including oak or mahogany. Additionally, architectural fiberglass can be made into just about any shape or size with less effort than what is possible with wood.
  • Strength: Architectural fiberglass is stronger than steel or sheet metal. Wood cannot make that claim.
  • Low Maintenance: While wood tends to crack, swell, warp and rot with moisture and humidity, architectural fiberglass is not impacted and is highly resistant to many environmental pressures, including water, extreme temperature changes, and chemicals. It does not need to be sanded or undergo any other type of maintenance that wood requires.
  • Cost: Although architectural fiberglass might have a higher cost upfront compared to wood, when that cost is considered over the lifetime of the architectural product, it becomes the more cost-effective option because it can last for decades while wood might have to replaced several times in that same time period. Because wood is becoming a rare commodity, the price is rising, which also makes architectural fiberglass the more attractive option.
  • Sustainable: Working with wood is not a sustainable option because there is only so much wood in the world and it is being used faster than this natural resource can be replaced. However, architectural fiberglass is made with manmade materials and can even be made from recyclables. This makes it a sustainable construction product.

Learn More about Architectural Fiberglass
The Stromberg Architectural team has worked on hundreds of construction and restoration projects around the world that have made the switch to using architectural fiberglass instead of wood. To learn more about how architectural fiberglass can benefit your project or to get a free estimate, please fill in our online contact form or call our experienced team at 903-454-0904.

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