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Advice on Sliding/French Doors

Posted by vbhomeowner (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 1, 14 at 20:33

Looking to Replace Two Patio Doors. Current doors are original one in-swing one fixed french door and a replacement (by former homeowner) made by Therma-Thu that leaks air badly.

The dimensions are standard for a 66 wide and std height opening meaning apparently i cannot get a standard spec vinyl replacement patio door.

Question: what is the normal up charge for a 66 inch wide vice having installer put 60 inch door in and reframing it.

My preferred choices are either Sunrise or Okna if that can be done reasonably. If not probably go to Integrity or Anderson or Infinity or something else that folks might suggest.

Also I Currently have Sunrise Windows and I am installing
more so I prefer high quality vinyl or Wood or Fiberglass.


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RE: Advice on Sliding/French Doors

Meant to say 66 inch opening apparently standard for french doors but not sliders.


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RE: Advice on Sliding/French Doors

Correct on the opening size.

It will be either a custom sized sliding door or you can pad the opening down to a 5' standard.

Same thing I said on the other board in terms of recommendations.

Can't go wrong with either option.

If you have a good relationship with the Sunrise dealer, historically you would go back to that person if you were happy with the install and product performance.


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RE: Advice on Sliding/French Doors

Thanks WOW. Any idea of price of up-charge for the custom sunrise or okna sliders from standard 5 foot doors.


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RE: Advice on Sliding/French Doors

Tough to say but the materials price is much more expensive.

Install will be the same but the total price, in our market, is anywhere from $400-$600 more.


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