Custom Options To Enhance Fiberglass Doors

Fiberglass door with custom options.

Fiberglass doors have become increasingly popular for homes throughout Canada. Not only are they an excellent choice when it comes to improving the insulation of your home, but they also have an elegant design. When selecting your new door, you can also choose from various custom options. These options will give your home a unique curb appeal and set a stylish tone for the rest of your home. Not sure what to choose? Here are some of the best ideas.

Door handles/knobs

It might sound strange but many people don’t really think about hardware like door handles until they are asked by their door supplier. The handle or knob you choose will greatly affect the appearance and style of the door as well as its functionality. For exterior doors, handles are preferred since they are easier to open for most. Quality is extremely important when choosing door handles because it’s not just about the handle but rather the working parts inside. The better the quality, the longer the handle will last and the more secure your home will be.


These are an excellent choice if you want to allow more light into your home without installing a window or windows. You can install a single sidelight or one on either side. It all depends on the size of your entranceway and what you hope to achieve. Even if you have glass inserts in your door, sidelights are great for allowing in additional light which helps reduce your electric bill. Think about it – with all that natural light filtering into your entrance hall, you won’t need to use your artificial lighting as often!

Glass inserts

While some people prefer solid front doors, others like designs with glass inserts. You can customize your fiberglass doors and make sure that yours are different from all your neighbors simply by choosing the glass inserts that will best suit your home and reflect your unique style. If you are not sure about all of your options, ask your door supplier for assistance.


Like sidelights, transoms are excellent for allowing more light into your home. If you have a large space above your front door, you might be able to install a custom-made window. However, it might not match the style and color of your door perfectly. Transoms, on the other hand, are made from the same materials as your fiberglass door so that they create that seamless look of continuity.

At ALDA Windows and Doors, we are proud to provide all of our customers with the very best service and top-quality products. No matter the type of door you need for your home or the custom options you are considering, our team will be more than happy to help you make an informed decision. Feel free to contact us at (416) 807-4242 to schedule an appointment for your free in-home estimate. We will come to you, take the necessary measurements and provide you with all the answers to your questions as well as expert advice.