Anyone know how a wood-grain fiberglass door will hold up to a
We want a replacement for our entry door. If we go with wood I'll
screw some brass plates where appropriate. If she can groove
fiberglass it will be very noticeable, and difficult to hide.
I think I might like to use fiberglass if it will stand up well to
our dog's doorbell hysteria. Our current door is 10 yrs. old,
fir, and shows 1/8" deep grooves where our Aussie attacks it.
The dog will also scratch the paint off the steel door. Some type of
consumable plate is needed, though the REAL solution would be to not
permit the dog to jump up against & scratch the door.
Reply to NG only - this e.mail address goes to a kill file.
I agree with the previous replies: fiberglass can end up looking like
the wood, though the scratches >may< not be as drastic. Even metal
doors can be grooved if the dog is big.
I like the idea of kick plates. My first thought when I saw magnetic
kickplates is that the dog may be able to move them or pull them off,
but I have no knowledge of such a thing happening. Of course, if you
use magnetic kickplates you'll have to buy a steel door.
Get the dog de-clawed. De-clawing cats is hideous, cruel, inhumane, and a
possible death sentence for the kitty inasmuch as it loses its primary
defensive and offensive weapons.
But who cares about a dog.
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