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Old 05-20-2006, 03:57 PM   #1
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French Doors from Homedepot or Lowes???
I am looking for french doors with a BLIND built into the inner glass that can be pulled up and tilled....
I see that Homedepot are selling a brand called Masonite with the Blinds at around $1500 installed with the screen.....
I also see that Lowes has a brand ReliaBilt at $548 with install and screen around $1100 mark,but I don't see that they having a website.....
I don't want to pay $2000 or more for Anderson doors....
I saw the door at Lowes and it does not look bad for the price,I am wondering what you good people think?JohnnyT

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I do not have anything to say about the doors, but I am very interested in your out come. I have looked for quite a while and have not found a door that I like for less than $3K. I don't where you live, but if temperature change is an issue and your doors are bigger than 5'0", I would look for a fiberglass / composite threshold. They do not move (expand and contact) therefore they stay sealed. At any case I am interested in for out come. Please post your results.

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Old 05-21-2006, 02:34 PM   #3
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Well Lowes are giving a $50 Give card also in thier doors....So I will head towards lowes sometime this week.
I have read on another website site that the French doors with the blinds in them from lowes are not bad at all...The person installed many from what he said on the other website.
I will let yea all know during the week what happens
ReliaBilt french door $548
Screen $89
Install $475 and 10% coupon that i have
And $50 gift card for the door for 2 weeks special
No Tax on Doors
Final Price..........$999.00

Not a bad deal............JohnnyT
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Old 05-21-2006, 04:07 PM   #4
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www.lowes.com they have a website hd has a crappy website. Lowes charges alot for installation. You could probably fine a carpenter to slap it in for 300.00
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you might also want to look into pella. They have a big selection of enclosed blinds and coverings.
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Old 05-21-2006, 05:24 PM   #6
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did not know pella had blinds inside of them?
Well they also take the old doors away,I don't konow if a local carpenter will do it?
Will check into pella,will call them tomorrow...thanks JohnnyT
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Its in there designer series. http://www.pella.com/products/window...rench/designer
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Well Pella french doors are $2000 and the install is another $900.....
I think its a tad more then the $999 that i can get from Lowes lol.
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Wow 2,000 i didn't know they were that much. To be honest with you i think those kind of patio doors are all show and no go. Meaning most don't come with screens. I think you should just go with a slider. I like my new slider. Have a neighbor who installed kind your talking about he always has it open with no screen on it. I personally couldn't deal with that because you would be letting flies and stuff in the house. Oh and by the way the day it was installed was garbage pickup day. When garbage man came around the two guys just went and threw the old one in his garbage truck. My new slider has the muttons mounted between the glass. I can't remember manufacturers name.
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It just came to me Vetter is the manufacturer i got it at a small town no name lumber company. Some of those places offer excellent stuff. www.vetterwindows.com

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Just went to lowes and for $999 to get the
French doors with the install,,,both doors can swing inwards if you want them too.
And they come with 2 screens so no bugs can get it.
Does not look like a bad door at all,Blinds Tilt and can raise them too.
If blinds break you can get them in the door to replace them with no problems.
sliding doors are nice but not many have blinds built into them,and the ones that are cost many dollars more....And lowes takes the doors away and don't throw them into a garabage truck,unless ones passing by lol..........
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Watch their installers. I do a lot of follow-up work on the box stores and some local co's. Seems like no one can install doors nowadays.

Also tell them that you want them foamed in. It eliminates air/bug leaks and adds to the integrity of the install.
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Thank you,,,i will tell them that when they come by on sat to measure....JohnnyT
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I was looking to get ReliaBilt Frence doors at lowes with a install price of $1050.00
But the guys came out to measure and told me that the doors are JUNK?
They say the middle of the door will let bugs in water and wind......
So they said that a company called Jeld Wen win has sliding doors with blinds build into them with a install price $1641 from Lowes.
Just wondering are they right about the ReliaBilt French doors being Junk and how good are the Jeld Wen doors???

I just called lowes up and my salesperson was looking at the ReliaBilt French doors with blinds in them and he said he does not see a GAP between the doors when closed.He also said that there is weather stripping when the doors are closed....
Salesman said for the month that he has work at lowes that he sold around 16 of these doors and nobody complained yet.....
So I wonder maybe its a tad harder to install these doors instead of the sliding doors and makes the installers job a lot more easy???JohnnyT
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I don't know but the guys think jeld wen replacement windows are crap for a 100 percent fact. I would recomend just for the heck of it go to a no name lumber company and see what they have. Meaning just a regular lumber company. Not a name place like lowes or HD or menards.
But then on the other hand they could be correct. The question is this. Are they just trying to get more money out of you.

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