Patio door replacement

ForestILFebruary 16, 2014

We have an old patio door that needs to be replaced - it is probably 50 yrs old, and single glass windows. It is a 3-panel installation, total opening aprox. 12 ft. wide. It is a sliding glass door. We live in northern IL, and this sub-zero winter has reinforced the need to replace.

I have gotten three quotes, and would like to know if the prices (including installation) are appropriate, and thoughts on the brands.

Bid 1 - Sunrise Vinyl Ultra U+ $7169
Bid 2 - Prism Platinum by Simonton $3320
Bid 3 - Okna Elegente $3922

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mmarse1

The sunrise and okna are both MUCH better than the simonton.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 8:52PM
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windowsonwashington

+1

I would say the Okna door is actually a tad more well built than the Sunrise but the Sunrise gets the nod in terms of looks.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 9:18PM
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HomeSealed_WI

I personally think that they are about even on looks. I like both products, but I too lean toward the okna as the superior performer. Better u value and air infiltration rating, plus it has a fully welded frame. I'm not a big fan of mechanically fastened vinyl products, as it is not a matter of if but when those joints will leak.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 7:21AM
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windowsonwashington

I do like the hanging screen on the Sunrise if they are still doing that.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 12:02PM
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fenmaster

The three panel 12' door with a 4 ' venting section is heavy and a tad challenging to operate. That Okna door will keep the draft and breeze off of you.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 1:06PM
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bpchiil

Agree with the pros here - Okna and Sunrise are the top two.

I had my 12 foot wide patio door (3 panel one operating door) replaced in May 2013 - went with Sunrise. As windowsonwashington points out - aesthetics only.

My only question...why is the Sunrise being quoted more than the Okna and Simonton??? There should not be that big of a spread.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 4:12PM
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ForestIL

Here's the final product. It is incredible - Okna!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2014 at 2:59PM
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windowsonwashington

That is a whopper of a door.

Hope it serves you well.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2014 at 4:22PM
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