Replacing slider with French doors
I have an 8' tall by 6' wide contractor special Viking slider that's getting old. I have been upgrading all the finish work in my house to a high level myself so I'd like to get a quality unit.
I'd like a traditional look with divided lights (simulated, but with interior grill), stain grade option on the inside, low-e optimized for hot climates (south facing door) and excellent weather proofing (door exposed to weather). Exterior material not important (longevity primary importance - exterior of house is stucco). Screen is a must.
I was looking at Pella but noticed a lot of negative comments here. I thought Pella was middle of the road and that's kind of where I want to be. If I decide to go stain grade on the interior I know I will be in a different league. No doubt Marvin is top of the line. I thought Jeld-Wen was lower end but it looks pretty good on the web site.
Any suggestions on which brand to start out on?