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Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

Posted by cubu (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 29, 08 at 12:01

Good morning. I need to replace my entry door/w sidelights,and have begun researching Fiberglass Door Mfg's. My budget is about $2,500 installed. I have researched Therma-Tru (to expensive) and Feather River (Quality Issues). I live in the N.Suburbs of Chicago, and need some other options. Any help on quality Fiberglass Entry Door manufacturers would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I currently have a storm door, but read that is not necessary on quality Fiberglass doors. I have a western sun exposure, but there is a set-back to the front door that does provide some shade. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated as well.


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RE: Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

I have a therma tru door, which was expensive since it was $1600 which is half of my monthly pay check. But it is a quality door.


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RE: Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

Thanks Amrad. Which particular line of Therma Tru did you purchase?


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RE: Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

To get away cheaper, get one without the fancy glass options that run the total up considerably. A plain 6 panel door without the windows is a lot cheaper than the one with the big oval window in the center.


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RE: Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

Precision Doors. Made by the Amish. I have fiberglass. Two with full lite and blinds between the panes, two with half lite pebbled glass, one with half lite and blinds, one with half lite fancy glass (that one cost me). I've had them for 2 years now and like them just as much as day one. A very solid feeling door. No problems with the blinds. Super easy to clean too, inside and out (dog mud and dog noses are my issue). Sorry I can't recall the cost off hand.


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RE: Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

Thanks for all the input. Does anybody have an opinion on Jeld-Wen Custom Fiberglass doors?


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RE: Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

The BEST is made by ProVia, formerly Precision Entry.

There is no equal. Therma Tru and Jeld-Wen do not come close.

Some Jeld-Wen products are made in Mexico.

Michael


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RE: Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

the American Style Collection, CCA231


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RE: Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

I just had my new front door installed, here is a pic
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I am painting the outside a merlot color and the inside will stay white. I love it! It is from OrePac. You can look on their website orepac.com

Good luck!

Laura


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RE: Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

Didn't they offer a factory finish?

Michael


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RE: Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

This is the finish I wanted so I could paint. It is a nice smooth finish, I could have gotten a wood grain finish but I chose this.


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RE: Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

The smooth is nice, but it's very difficult to get it to look professionally finished with a roller or brush. Spray is about the only way to keep it looking the way it does now.

Michael


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RE: Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

Andersen Doors and Windows are very high quality - we priced some double doors at about 1500.00, but went with Therma Tru for about 800.00. They both come in factory finish colors, if you want.


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RE: Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

Rileysmom,

How do I find Precision Doors?


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RE: Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

I like solid wood doors. Anything else is just junk in my opinion, even though the fake ones are much more expensive. A wood door looks like wood, feels better, sounds better, and looks better. Yes, they are more difficult to maintain, do not seal as well, etc. But when you look at an old home and see a fake door on it, does not cut it to me. I removed a Therma Tru door several years ago and replaced with a solid wood door and have been very happy. It now has character. The Therma Tru door was too cheesy for me.


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RE: Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

We just ordered a full lite fiberglass door with blinds between the glass from Bayer Built, a Minnesota company. Very reasonably priced. It hasn't arrived yet but I will update in the next week or so.


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RE: Who makes a Quality Fiberglass Entry Door?

feather river fiberglass doors are really beautiful are actually good quality. you can go to their website to get prices, too.

Here is a link that might be useful: door price tool


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RE: Bayer Built Fiberglass Entry Door

Just wanted to update-we installed our Bayer Built Fiberglass Door this week. I'm pleased. It is full lite with blinds between the glass and grids between the glass as well. So it has that French door look but also has the blinds. It qualifies for the Federal Energy credit too.


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