Ever seen a Fiberglass Wrought Iron Entry Door and said to yourself “I want that!”
Stop right now!
You’re in the right place.
Find out why you should choose a Decorative Grille Front Door with Glass.
If decorative glass is what you are after, a door with Wrought Iron Grille instead of traditional leaded glass is ideal to secure your home’s exterior entrances. These include your front, back and side garage entryways.
Industry studies show that fiberglass outperforms wood by almost any measure, including strength, value and security.
Pictures of Wrought Iron Decorative Grille Front Doors with Glass
Strong Material – [Wrought Iron, Fiberglass & Tough Glass]
Fiberglass Wrought Iron Doors are typically made with fiberglass, wrought iron and glass.
So, what is Wrought Iron?
“Wrought” is an old-fashioned way of saying “to work,” and so “wrought iron” literally means “iron that’s worked on”. That is to beat out or shape the iron by hammering.
Mistakenly called “rod iron” or “rot iron”, this malleable metal is used to create elaborate pretty scroll shapes.
Add glass into the mix, and your Decorative Grille Wrought Iron Door will look stunning!
The best part?
Wrought Iron placed within a double-layer Glass Insert is corrosion resistant and lasts a long time.
Although people instinctively choose a Wrought Iron Grille for aesthetic purposes, it also provides additional protection to the glass insert in your entry door.
Let’s talk about Glass – the main reason we have Decorative Wrought Iron in the first place.
Decorative Doors come with a single lite glass [link to glass page]. Typically, full or half lite.
Clear Glass is best. It’s transparent, extraordinarily beautiful and transmits up to 80% of available natural day light in both directions.
But if you want privacy, choose a translucent textured glass to increase opacity. Textured glass comes in various patterns. Rain, Reed, Bubble, waterfall and Hammered are some options.
The glass inserts in your door will be tough tempered or impact resistant. In addition, some brands like JELD-WEN offer a clear glass option with low-e that’s energy efficient and protects you from harmful light rays.
Let’s look at the other material, fiberglass.
Why Fiberglass Doors?
Fiberglass doors won’t rot, splinter or crack like wood.
Nor will they rust, dent, scratch or conduct heat or cold like steel
Read more about the benefits of fiberglass doors here.
Design Ideas (Decorative Grille Styles)
The wrought ironed is finely worked to create beautiful decorative grilles (also known as grills) to adorn front doors. The metal grilles come in many shapes, sizes and designs.
Fiberglass Wrought Iron Entry Doors are a natural fit for Spanish and Mediterranean Style homes. The curved, floral patterns give an antique, vintage look; accentuating the old-world charm.
On the opposite spectrum, decorative wrought iron doors with straight (and slightly curved) lines project an image of avant-garde, elegance and luxury. They’ll increase the curb appeal of your contemporary or modern styled home.
The grilles can be shaped to fit doors with a square top, arched (radius) top or an eyebrow (segmented) top.
The most common option is to have the decorative grille sealed within 2 panes of glass. The other option is to place the grill externally hinged, for easy cleaning. Only JELD-WEN offers this option.
You may even have your half lite Decorative Wrought Iron Dutch doors.
Get your decorative door ‘Dutched‘.
We deal with 3 top brands that offer Fiberglass Decorative Wrought Iron Entry Doors – JELD-WEN, Therma-Tru and Plastpro
Plastpro’s signature line of Rustic Decorative doors include the Camelia and Priscilla Series. The vintage styles of both Camelia and Priscilla’s artistically curved black metal contrasts well with their water fall and little bubble tempered glass. The Chianti series’ Wrought Iron has straight clean lines with contrasting rain glass to give a modern look.
Therma-Tru’s Augustine series’ elegant swirl leaf metal design and complementary granite glass pays homage to classic English styling. The Borrassa makes a statement of strength, beauty and old world feel, with its linear and curved wrought iron contrasting against hammered glass.
JELD-WEN is a premium brand that has a wide range of unique Decorative Grille Door styles. The 3 most sought-after Decorative designs are Mediterranean, Chateaux and Heritage. Other designs include Helios, Cathedral, Infinity, Lotus, Versailles, Century, Sundial and Regal Grilles. With loads of glass and grille options, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Decorative Fiberglass Door Sizes & Configuration
Fiberglass Wrought Iron Doors come in the standard 36”x80” single door size. That said, if you have an odd-sized custom entrance, you may be able install a taller 8’ tall door or a wide 42-inch door.
Depending on the Manufacturer and brand you may be able to order doors in sizes 30”x80”, 42”x80”, 36”x96” and 42”x96”.
Other options include reconfiguring your entry door system from a double to to a single with sidelights and/ or a transom.
Are Wrought Iron Doors safe?
You may have safety concerns about your entry door.
You are not alone.
Many of our customers ask us the same question.
Our decorative wrought iron doors are made tough. The wrought Iron design is framed by our tough fiberglass frame which is stronger than wood.
The glass inserts are tempered or impact resistant – for added strength and safety. Tempered glass is four times tougher than regular glass.
As an added safety measure, we include our own proprietary security brackets to reinforce the vulnerable areas in your door jamb.
Not comfortable with a standard latch and deadbolt?
Do you want an even tougher locking system?
No problem. You can install a ‘heavy duty residential’ Mortise lockset. It’s bigger, stronger and sturdier than your typical residential Tubular hardware.
You may even go a step further and install a 3-point locking system. The system includes a standard deadbolt fortified with locking mechanisms at the top and bottom of the door.
Fiberglass Wrought Iron Entry Door prices vary by the door size, style, amount of glass and options.
In general, Decorative Fiberglass Doors are more expensive compared to standard flush doors.
As a rule of thumb, if you add glass to a standard door, it’s going to increase in price. The more area your glass covers, the higher the price. In addition, if you add a decorative grille, the price will go up even more.
Here are some ball park prices for Fiberglass Decorative Wrought Iron Entry Doors – fully installed. Prices include cost of door system (door, jamb, threshold, hardware, paint or stain), delivery and installation.
- Fiberglass Wrought Iron Glass Doors – Standard Single – $4,000 (starting)
- Fiberglass Wrought Iron Glass Doors – Standard Double – $6,000 – $7,000 (starting)
- Fiberglass Double Dutch Wrought Iron Glass Doors – $8,000 – $10,000
- Wrought Iron Glass System with 1 sidelight – $5,000 – $7,000 (starting)
- Wrought Iron Glass System with 2 sidelights – $7,000 (starting)
Do note these are rough estimates and will change depending on your door size, style, brand and options.
Fiberglass Wrought Iron Entry Doors are comparatively more expensive, but they are impressive and long-lasting.
Fiberglass Wrought Iron Doors Pros and Cons
- Long lasting: Fiberglass doors will not rot, crack or splinter like wood
- Secure: The iron work acts as a shield to protect your glass insert
- Natural lighting: Enjoy natural sunlight through the protected glass
- Save energy: The “low-E” glass reflects harmful infrared rays to reduce heat gain and helps lower your energy costs.
- Expensive: The extra glass and decorative metal increases the price of the door
- Heavy: Wrought Iron Glass doors are heavy and difficult to install. It’s not a DIY project.
Where can I get Wrought Iron Entry Doors?
We are a Southern California based Entry Door Sale with installation company.
If your home is in Orange County or surrounding cities, give us a call. Our mobile showroom will visit your home for a free no obligation consultation and estimate.
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