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Old 09-09-2011, 09:24 AM   #1
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I need to replace a really old sliding glass door and I'm looking for some recommendations. Given the tight space in the kitchen I need to go with another slider and not a patio door. I am planning on staying in this house for some time so I don't want to go with a low-end product...having said that, I would prefer not to go over $1,000 either.

I have been considering a vinyl Pella from Lowes that has the self-contained blinds. I don't know the model number but this particular door with the screen runs about $800. I really like the internal blinds feature due to the tight area in the kitchen and four little kids. However, I am a little skeptical of Pella's quality. Anyone have any experience with that particular product or one that they would recommend instead?

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Anderson has a lower cost line - I bought a 6' slider for about $1000 and installed it in our master bedroom - replaced a window. Very good quality, smooth operating, etc.

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Why not a French door?
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:15 AM   #4
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There's simply not enough space for a swing-in door(s). Eventually, when we can fit a kitchen remodel into the budget then that might be a possibility. However, the current slider is barely operational and needs to be replaced now.

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I also recommend Andersen. I've been comparing windows. Pella seem less durable than Andersen. All the window comparisons lead me to look at patio doors. I can definitely see the quality in Andersen compared to other brands.
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