fiberglass door

I have a 31" exterior wood door that I would like to replace with a fiberglass door. Because of the irregular size, a local door company said they could order a 31" door for $1100.00 Does anyone know if i could buy a 32" fiberglass door and cut 1" off the length of the door. Any suggestions on how not to make the door splinter from the cut. Has anyone ever tried this feat?
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I install a lot of doors for a local lumberyard. They can't get an off sized door of fiberglass as the panels are cast onto molds to determine the length. It is a solid sheet of resin and fiberglass scrim.
When you cut fiberglass, it is shatters and splinters. I tried cutting it, grinding/sanding, and all other types of removing length. No dice. The cut edge was OK at best, but when stained or painted it really showed.
The added problem also was that I corrupted the structural integrity of the door as I cut off part of the frame panel. Oddly, to make an off sized door of fiberglass, our local door plant charges just about the same amount.
In your case, you would have the added ugliness of a thinner side piece (stile) on one side than the other unless you are just putting in a flat door with no panels.
Robert
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or possibly have your carpenter remodel to a full size 36" door, if that total price is more economical for you.
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