French Doors with Built in Blinds from LOWES ReliaBilt
I am looking and maybe buying French doors with the built in blinds that are made by ReliaBilt one of the company Atrium brands that are being sold at LOWES.
I never heard of the ReliaBilt Brand but with some checking I see that they are built at the Atrium Brands Inc company.
The Price of the French doors with the built in Blinds is
$558 and Screen is $89 and the Install is $475 No Tax and with my 10% coupon the price comes around $1050 total.
Now the installers came around the other day and wanted to know what type of door that they will be installing.I told them it is a ReliaBilt French door and both installers laughed and called the doors JUNK and they install around 8 of them and each one the people have complaned.
They said Air Bugs and Water will get in between the french doors and they said I was better off buying Jeld-Wen sliding doors with the blinds in them.
Jeld-Wen cost around another $700 but I ratter have french doors,but I do see that Jeld-Wen makes the French doors with the blind in them but I will have to order them from Lowes if I want them.
I called the installer a few hours after they came by from the measuement and told them the ReliaBilt door will be hardly used only when I want to grill a hotdog lol...
I told the installer that I will go to lowes and take another look at them,and the installer said that you will have to get down on both knees at the store and look at the botton where both doors close and you will see a gap where the wind will come in.I said what about the BUGS and the installer said he does not know about BUGs coming through the door?(thats not what he said before?)
I just moved into a house that is 10 years old and these were CHEAP frenh doors and during my 3 years there I really have not had any wind or rain coming in,but I do get lady bugs at the end of summer.
So I feel if I can get 5-10 years with these doors thats much better then what I have now and will look much better.
Are these installers nuts?Maybe sliding doors are more easy to put in then french doors?
I called a FEW lowes stores up and NONE said that anyone that they know have compained about the ReliaBilt doors?
I even asked lowes even if I buy a better brand i don't mind too much,and the salespeople from lowes said nobody has been complaning.....
Lowes told me that whatever French door that I buy,air will get in between where the doors close.(depends on how good the installer is and they give a 1 year labor if something goes wrong with the door)But with the sliding doors less air gets into the houuse.
I ratter have the french doors where yea can get fresh air and have the screens in to keep the bugs out.....
Thanks for yea time and hope i am not boring you...JohnnyT