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Big Al 10-19-2006 02:57 PM

Double glazed doors
Does anyone know the recommended maximum sizes for double glazed doors. We have a large wooden outside door thats past it's best but i'm not sure that a double glazed unit will be strong enough for the size
36" w X 84" h.

fhivinylwindows 10-19-2006 06:24 PM

I will assume that you are looking a non-commercial door? If so, you can get a 36x84, the unit size with frame will be around 37.5x85.5 +/-. Most of the glass that you order will be double pane.

Big Al 10-20-2006 02:35 PM

Double glazed doors
Thanks for the reply, it's a house door but my thought is that a UPVC door wouldn't last long that size. Not sure about the aluminium doors either and wondered whether going back to wood was the best bet.
What do you think?

fhivinylwindows 10-21-2006 03:44 PM

Fiberglass doors last a long time. Get a jamb(frame) with "jamb saver" or a similar product so water does not enter the lower part of the jamb and rot the door.

troubleseeker 10-25-2006 09:54 PM

No problem with that size, although the 84 inch unit will probably have to be ordered, since most "stock " units will be 80 inches. Stay away from another wood door, unless it is well sheltered under a porch. The fiberglass doors are great, much better tha the steel ones because they don't blister and rust out along the bottom edge after a few years. Also for about 30 bucks more you can get the unit with a rot proof piece of composite finger jointed at the bottom, where the jambs attach to the threshold. Some manufacturers offer jambs of solid pvc, but I find them a pain to install, because the pvc is so flexible that it has to be shimmed about every 8 to 10 inches to hold it straight.

Big Al 10-26-2006 02:31 PM

Double glazed doors
I must admit i wasn't expecting those responses, I really thought UPVC doors would be too flimsy at that size, so thanks for that information. Which i'm happy about actually, because I reckon there is better choice of design and finish with UPVC. thanks a lot,


PETER KENNEDY 04-19-2008 06:09 PM

Upvc Doors
Could any body tell me how to take out the glass beeding on a upvc door,its so I can toe and heal the door,thanks Pete.

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