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nateb318 04-29-2009 06:23 PM

Shopping Exterior Doors.
 
I was wondering if anyone had a good advice when it comes to looking for a competively priced exterior door seller. I looked at the typical Home Depot, Lowes but their doors seem pricey. Or I could be wrong and those are the going rate. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

DangerMouse 04-29-2009 06:38 PM

lots of options without going to a bigbox store and buying cheap crap and you'll save a bundle too.
you could go to habitat for humanity, check craigslist, call around to door/window/siding places and ask if they have any dinged doors in the back, etc.

DM

Just Bill 04-30-2009 06:06 AM

If you don't like the prices at big box, then what Danger suggests might be for you. But don't skimp on exterior doors. They keep out the weather, and hopefully the bad guys as well. For quality, I prefer local lumberyards to big box. The products are better and the prices are not much higher than big box, often lower.

jerryh3 04-30-2009 06:19 AM

What do you consider pricey?

Ron6519 04-30-2009 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nateb318 (Post 267266)
I was wondering if anyone had a good advice when it comes to looking for a competively priced exterior door seller. I looked at the typical Home Depot, Lowes but their doors seem pricey. Or I could be wrong and those are the going rate. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

It would help if expressed some preferences in door construction and your budget. Relative terms like, "pricey" have less meaning then a dollar range.
Ron

DIYtestdummy 04-30-2009 11:03 AM

I want a solid door that looks nice for much less than $1200 that Home de Pot wants for their junk.

Yes - I consider that "pricey." I've seen some built by what have to be artisans going for more, but that's worth it! We just need to heard the sheep away from big box and create more revenue for the lost arts...

Ron6519 04-30-2009 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DIYtestdummy (Post 267596)
I want a solid door that looks nice for much less than $1200 that Home de Pot wants for their junk.

Yes - I consider that "pricey." I've seen some built by what have to be artisans going for more, but that's worth it! We just need to heard the sheep away from big box and create more revenue for the lost arts...

Where did you get the $1200. quote sentence? I don't even see where nateb318 responded after the first post.
Ron

jaros bros. 04-30-2009 05:33 PM

$1200? Never saw it posted and even then that might not be pricey if you're looking for a door with sidelights. More info needed...

nateb318 04-30-2009 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerryh3 (Post 267461)
What do you consider pricey?

Well, I have double doors so the cost is a big issue. I was talking 1500+ each door. The original owners went cheap and butt ugly for the doors when the house was built in 78. They are absolutely atrocious and I've lived with them for too long. I just can't afford the high price mahagony type doors. However, I do want something that looks nice and nobody can break into.

jerryh3 05-01-2009 04:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nateb318 (Post 267839)
Well, I have double doors so the cost is a big issue. I was talking 1500+ each door. The original owners went cheap and butt ugly for the doors when the house was built in 78. They are absolutely atrocious and I've lived with them for too long. I just can't afford the high price mahagony type doors. However, I do want something that looks nice and nobody can break into.

Can you post a picture of what you have now.


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