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    Patio doors

    Replacing a crappy contractor special slider with either a Pella vinyl slider with the built-in blinds, or a french door with the built-in blinds.

    The french door we're looking at is "Reliabilt," the Lowe's house brand. I've just found out they are made for Lowe's by Jeld-Wen. We are currently getting our basement finished as well and the contractor is going to install the door for me. He suggested I avoid Jeld-Wen, thinks they are low quality.

    The french door would actually be a couple hundred less.

    Any thoughts?



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    Re: Patio doors

    We just bought a single door with the built in blinds and it is great. I believe it was Mastercraft brand.



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    Re: Patio doors

    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    We just bought a single door with the built in blinds and it is great. I believe it was Mastercraft brand.
    They carry those at Menards, right? I'll have to check those out as well.



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    Re: Patio doors

    Remember: "Fist pump when Texas scores a TD" referee works for Pella. My decision would be made.






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    Re: Patio doors

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    Remember: "Fist pump when Texas scores a TD" referee works for Pella. My decision would be made.

    They're out and I'm not even kidding.



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    Re: Patio doors

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Replacing a crappy contractor special slider with either a Pella vinyl slider with the built-in blinds, or a french door with the built-in blinds.

    The french door we're looking at is "Reliabilt," the Lowe's house brand. I've just found out they are made for Lowe's by Jeld-Wen. We are currently getting our basement finished as well and the contractor is going to install the door for me. He suggested I avoid Jeld-Wen, thinks they are low quality.

    The french door would actually be a couple hundred less.

    Any thoughts?
    Jeld-Wen seemed pretty quality to me. With french doors though, I'd probably go Mastercraft.



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    Re: Patio doors

    French doors? How 'bout you buy American, *******?




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    Re: Patio doors

    Let us know if you have good luck with whatever you choose. I'd like to do this on our house next spring.



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    Re: Patio doors

    Same goes here. They hard to install yourself - or is this typically hired out?



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    Re: Patio doors

    We had some friends buy the Pella slider patio door with and I nearly fell over when I heard the price. It's been a few years but I think it was something like $5,000.

    I may be high, maybe it was closer to $2,000....



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    Re: Patio doors

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    We had some friends buy the Pella slider patio door with and I nearly fell over when I heard the price. It's been a few years but I think it was something like $5,000.

    I may be high, maybe it was closer to $2,000....
    The one we WERE looking at until I found Zebra Van *** ****** worked there is only $750.

    The french door is just under $600.



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    Re: Patio doors

    Is it Andersen doors that are made here in Des Moines?

    I put in one of their screen doors a few years back and totally screwed up a piece of the trim. I called them up and told them I made a mistake and how much it would cost me to replace that piece. They over nighted the piece for free. Very impressed with their customer service. i don't know if they make these types of doors though.



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    Re: Patio doors

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    French doors? How 'bout you buy American, *******?
    What if we rename them Freedom doors?

    We have actually been looking at doing the same thing and have pretty much decided on the Jeld-Wen built Lowe's doors. I am curious why your contractor thinks there is a quality issue. I had not heard that.



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    Re: Patio doors

    Quote Originally Posted by crash_zone View Post
    Same goes here. They hard to install yourself - or is this typically hired out?
    me three - i have two original sliding patio doors ('92) that leak like crazy. They're also south facing so the built-in blinds would be a great option (especially with small kids and a dog)


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    Re: Patio doors

    My Pella slider is great. Wouldn't buy from anyone else.


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