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Which Entry Door Manufacturer ????

Posted by counselor4444 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 9, 12 at 7:19

Hi all,
We are looking to purchase a new front door for our house. We have a budget but don't want something that is going to warp and split in a few years either. I have read a lot of threads in his forum on issues with different fiberglass door manufacturers. I am having a hard time deciding what to get. The choices: Feather River, Jeld-Wen, or Thermatru manuactured by a local mill called Reeb. (all sold by HD). Any thoughts? And are there more issues with a faux wood look door versus a smooth finish door? Thanks so much!!!!

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RE: Which Entry Door Manufacturer ????

Personally I cannot recommend Jeldwen anything, Feather River or any millwork from HD, Lowes or a box store. Therma Tru assembled by Reeb Millwork would be my choice by try a real lumberyard. As far as smooth or woodgrain there are no inherent issues with one over the other as far as I am concerned or know of.

RE: Which Entry Door Manufacturer ????

I have two therma tru doors and a Pro Via door. I have had no problems with any of them and appearance wise they are great also. Would highly recommend either of those manufacturers.


RE: Which Entry Door Manufacturer ????

Unfortunately i have priced doors at local mills and they are way outside my budget. So these are my options. I also don't know if we should get fiberglass or steel since we are south facing and the door does not have an overhang. Anyone else care to comment?

RE: Which Entry Door Manufacturer ????

Either or in a minimum quality of Therma Tru should be fine. There is a reason if a box store is that much cheaper on Therma Tru products and the reason is not always a good one for the consumer. I said it before and will say it again "stay away from Jeldwen and Feather River" if you want a quality product.

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