ProVia Signet vs. Jeld Wen Aurora Entry Door

pcwearySeptember 20, 2012

I have seen quotes on both of these fiberglass entry doors. There is a $3500 difference between them with the same specifications and both companies are reputable installers for their respective brands with excellent ratings.

Is there something I may be missing to have such a price difference?

Is there a difference of quality between the two brands?

Thanks for any input as I know nothing about doors.

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millworkman

Provia is a much better quality door and system as a whole. Anything Jeldwen in a door is just ok in mine and most of the pro's opinions.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 8:18PM
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HomeSealed

I don't know every product that Jeldwen offers, but they are essentially a clearinghouse of lower end companies that failed such as Norco and others. My experience is that "ok" would be high praise. That said, again, I've not seen this particular product so I can't say for sure. One thing that I can say with confidence, is that the ProVia Signet is one of the finest doors that you'll find. Elite quality... If the price is above your budget, the Heritage is a step down but still very nice. There are some other quality products that you may find to be a little bit more budget friendly as well, like Thermatru and Homeguard.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 8:31PM
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pcweary

From what I have researched ProVia, in print, seemed the better product.
The Aurora for a six panel door, no glass, sidelights with 4 panes, was
$9,000 and the ProVia was $5400 and included new frame which the Aurora quote did not.

Hardware is extra on both. Each quote was inclusive.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 8:35PM
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HomeSealed

Sounds like a reasonable price on the ProVia. I'd disqualify the other choice based on the information given.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 12:18AM
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PRO
Windows on Washington Ltd

+1

If the prices were reversed, then it might require some thinking. In this case, the Provia is the better selection and at the better price.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 6:49AM
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EcoStarRemodel

+1 on Provia.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 9:41AM
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mmarse1

ProVia is worlds above Jeld Wen and ThermaTru in terms of quality.
HMI also make a solid door.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2012 at 5:39PM
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pcweary

Thanks everyone......you sure made that decision very easy. I am following through on the ProVia fiberglass door.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 9:08AM
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mmarse1

great choice. ProVia have one of the best designed fiberglass doors Ive ever seen.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 10:18AM
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pcweary

Thank you all for your help. My ProVia Signet door in Mahogany with Hazelnut stain color was installed three days before Christmas and I am very happy with everything. Again, it was thanks to you that I ended up with choosing this beautiful door.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 4:38PM
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mmarse1

Great choice and a beautiful door. I'm glad you invested in quality opposed to a Home Depot or lowes door.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 6:06PM
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PRO
Windows on Washington Ltd

Came out great.

Love the color and combination.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 10:36AM
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HomeSealed

great choice, looks beautiful

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 10:44AM
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millworkman

Very nice looking entrance system!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 11:23AM
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pcweary

Thanks for your kind remarks..I do not mean to belabor the issue but I neglected to mention that those are custom solid mahogany jambs stained to match the fiberglass door.
Forgive me, but aesethics were more important to me than maintenance and yes it ended up costing more. I would not be happy with the aluminum cladding.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 2:25PM
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millworkman

I will say I agree that the frame looks much better on the Mahogany.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 2:30PM
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HomeSealed

VERY high end look. The nice thing is that your porch seems to be fairly well covered, so that should minimize the abuse that it will see from the elements.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 4:52PM
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