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Old 10-15-2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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Economic patio doors

I have a rental property and am looking for a reasonable quality patio door that
Won't need to be replaced in the next 15 yrs. Lowes offers pella doors for about $310. Most reviews are good but 2 (20 percent) are bad. Anyone have experience with the quality with the Pella Therastar reliability or installation. Are there any other manufacturers with better quality that are under $500 or am I wasting my money buying a cheap product


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Old 10-17-2011, 09:47 PM   #3
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I would not recommend that product. For diy, I like PlyGem/Great Lakes for patio doors. Gorell, Simonton, Softlite, Sunrise (if you are lucky enough) may also be available through builder's supply houses in your area.
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In my experience, Pella is not really good at service, look elsewhere. My pic would be Andersen. But you are looking at cheap. For that kind of money, don't be surprised if they don't last 15 yrs.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:39 AM   #5
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Are you looking at patio or sliding glass doors? I am guessing SGD and I will have to echo the advice given above.

Stay away from the Pella ThermaStar offering and get a better product. You will be replacing it within 15 years if not.
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