Centered hinged French or sliding doors
I'm replacing my old leaky patio slider. I'm deciding between a new patio slider and a center hinged french door that is stationary on one side and opens inward on the operable side. An outward opening door will not work in my situation. I have plenty of room inside the house to accommodate the inward swing.
Will a center hinged french door unit be warmer in the winter or will a new slider be warmer.
It also is my understanding that as weather stripping ages, it's easier to replace a swinging door's weatherstripping than it is to replace a slider's weatherstripping. Has anyone had experience with replacing weatherstripping on a slider, especially the top and bottom of the door?
I also want a wood unit with aluminum cladding on the outside. Marvin's are a bit out of my reach, can anyone recommend something a little more affordable yet of lasting quality?