Interior Doors: Wood vs. Fiberglass
LESLIE: Heading over to Illinois to chat with Larry about some doors. What can we do for you?
LARRY: Hi there. She-whom-must-be-obeyed would like to redecorate the house. (Leslie and Tom chuckle)
LESLIE: Let me guess – the Mrs.?
LARRY: Yes. (Leslie chuckles)
TOM: Well, I think she’s got you pretty well-trained, Larry. (Leslie chuckles) How can we help ease the pain?
LARRY: We celebrate our 41st anniversary tomorrow.
TOM: Oh, congratulations.
LARRY: Oh, yeah. She has got me trained.
LARRY: Thank you. We live in Central Illinois. It’s humid in the summer and dry in the winter. We’re debating on fiberglass interior doors or wooden doors.
LARRY: What do you think?
TOM: Well, the fiberglass doors today can look just look wooden doors and have a lot of structural advantages. Most importantly, they’re not going to swell, they’re not going to shift, they’re not going to twist and they stand up.
LESLIE: You’re never going to have to sand it.
TOM: Yeah. They’re not organic so they don’t really – the finishes don’t really wear off.
TOM: So we really like fiberglass doors; not only for interior but especially for exterior because they’re much more energy-efficient.
LARRY: Yeah. Well, I was – we got steel on both front and back there so – and she’s thinking about replacing the front door also, so…
TOM: Yeah, I would take a look at the doors that are made by Therma-Tru, T-H-E-R-M-A-T-R-U.
TOM: They’re actually one of our sponsors and they invented the fiberglass door many, many, many years ago; like 40 years ago, if I remember correctly.
LARRY: Oh, OK.
LESLIE: And they make really beautiful doors.
LARRY: OK. Alrighty. We’ll take a look at them then.
TOM: Alright. Good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.