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ProVia Entry Doors: Are They Worth the Price?

Chris Gennone

Published on February 8, 2022

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ProVia Entry Doors: Are They Worth the Price?

Read on to learn whether ProVia entry doors are worth their high price point and if they are right for your home.

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ProVia is one of the leading manufacturers of vinyl siding, patio doors, storm doors, and entry doors. While they tend to be more expensive than other major brands like Therma-Tru, ProVia has a strong reputation among homeowners and contractors for their durability and energy efficiency. ProVia doesn't feature an extensive amount of different materials or types of doors, but consumers will find a variety of sizes, door styles, finishes, and decorative glass options.

Are ProVia entry doors worth the high cost? Let’s break it down.

ProVia entry door cost

Depending on the contractor and the customizations you choose, you can expect to pay between $5,000-$6,000 on average for ProVia entry doors after installation.

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ProVia entry door options

Embarq

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ProVia's Embarq series are the most energy-efficient entry doors in the U.S. Made with thick, insulated fiberglass, Embarq entry doors are Energy Star certified and feature a U-factor rating of 0.09, the lowest measurement of thermal heat conduction. ProVia offers a lifetime limited warranty, along with a 10-year paint and stain finish warranty.

Embarq's Key Features:

Signet

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ProVia’s Signet fiberglass entry doors feature a thick hinge and stile, providing a strong and durable frame. Simulated divided lites (grids) are available for the Signet series, giving your front doors a rustic appearance. These exterior doors are also available in several wood grain finishes including cherry, mahogany, oak, fir, and knotty alder.

Signet's Key Features:

Heritage

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Like ProVia’s Embarq and Signet series, its Heritage fiberglass doors feature a hardwood edge to prevent warping and customized heights up to 8-feet tall. Though finishes are limited to two choices – oak and smooth – there are a variety of different paint and stain options. These doors include a polyurethane core which helps reduce energy loss.

Heritage's Key Features:

Legacy

Image source: ProVia

ProVia's Legacy steel doors feature 49% more galvannealed steel than most standard doors. Galvannealed steel features a thinner zinc coating, which allows the zinc and the steel to alloy with each other, making it easier to paint. These heavy-duty steel entry doors feature a wood door appearance and are customizable up to 8-feet high.

Legacy's Key Features:

ProVia vs. Therma-Tru

ProVia and Therma-Tru are two of the largest names in doors and windows but differentiate on several key factors. While you can find Therma-Tru at most big retail stores, ProVia entryway doors are available only through local supply stores. But how do they stack up against each other? Let’s find out.

ProVia - ProVia’s entry doors cost nearly double the amount of Therma-Tru’s doors. It depends on the type of door you choose, including customizations and installation, but you can expect to pay around $6,000 on average after installation.

Therma-Tru - Therma-Tru’s fiberglass doors typically cost around $2,500 at Home Depot or Lowe’s, which come assembled and ready to install.

Our verdict: Therma-Tru

ProVia – Both ProVia and Therma-Tru utilize durable fiberglass and steel materials for their doors, with their only downside being prone to cracks after a severe impact. The biggest difference is ProVia's 20-gauge steel thickness, making for a sturdier and more secure door.

Therma-Tru – In addition to Therma-Tru's thinner 24-gauge entry doors, customers have complained about their decline in quality since expanding to big retail stores, prompting costly repairs.

Our verdict: ProVia

Warranty

ProVia – Though ProVia and Therma-Tru both include lifetime limited warranties, ProVia goes an extra step, also offering a lifetime seal failure and glass breakage warranty. ProVia also offers a 10-year paint and stain warranty.

Therma-Tru – Therma-Tru also offers a lifetime warranty, but it does not cover glass breakage.

Our verdict: ProVia

Are ProVia entry doors worth it?

Though ProVia doors are significantly more expensive than other major brands, they’re worth the price – if you can afford them. Along with its durable fiberglass and steel materials, strong reputation, and favorable warranties, ProVia is a great choice for home improvements. If you’re on a tight budget, Therma-Tru is not a bad alternative, just not the same type of quality.

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Chris Gennone Author

Chris Gennone is a content specialist and video producer at Fixr.com. He has 5 years of experience writing and editing for a variety of web and print publications, currently specializing in home improvement projects such as roofing, remodeling, and repairs. When Chris isn’t writing or in front of the camera, he’s either playing with his band or tracking down the best sandwich shops.