Anderson vs Provia French Doors

chas2rlJuly 9, 2011

My neighbor swears by Provia fiberglass French Doors she put in, as well as their vinyl windows (the fiberglass windows were out of this world expensive). She is an internet maven and researches the heck out of everything and then chose an Angie's list installer, who, coincidentally, is not listed on the Provia website as a dealer.

I had never heard of Provia until this time, and was going to go "top of the line" and order Anderson Frenchwood doors from Home Depot or Lowes.

I priced out Anderson vs Provia, and the Provia is 20% more expensive.

I like the marketing Provia puts out, but can anyone lend experience is Provia really that much better?

Or is Anderson's rep just that, better and more marketing like Michelin tires?

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skydawggy

Apples and Oranges. There is no catagory that Andersen out-performs Provia. I have installed hundreds of Provia Doors and have never had an issue. Your neighbor is correct, Provia by a mile.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 1:28PM
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windowsonwashington

In a word...yes.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 5:50PM
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chas2rl

Well, I guess then I will get three Provia installation quotes from the dealers around here, and go with the one that feels the best from the installation standpoint. I have heard that installation prep is the key, I think from this forum!

Thank you so much for your help.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 6:14PM
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