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Interior Doors: Wood vs. Fiberglass

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    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.

    LESLIE: Congratulations.

    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.

    TOM: OK.

    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.

    LARRY: OK.

    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.

    LARRY: OK.

    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.

    TOM: Mm-hmm.

    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.

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