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Old 08-04-2010, 08:09 AM   #1
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$700 Lowe's patio door or $3000 Andersen door?


I'm in the process of building a deck off the back of my house. There's a window there right now - when the deck is done we plan on putting in a sliding or swinging door.

My house is from 1930 and the windows are original. They are in good shape, but they are ... from 1930! Eventually I'd like to start replacing them but it'll be years before I get to all of them. Do you think it would be worth it to buy a fancy Andersen door or would you stick with whatever Lowe'd or HD has? (they seem to be in the $700 range)

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You can get a pretty decent door at either of those places. Besides who is going to see your new fancy Andersen door in the back yard? But if you up grade to good windows then everybody will notice them.. just make sure that before you order your doors and or windows you have your rough opening correct

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$700 Lowe's patio door or $3000 Andersen door?


I bought a Pella slider from Lowes
Within 2 years the alum "molding" was pulling awya from the glass
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You can get a pretty decent door at either of those places. Besides who is going to see your new fancy Andersen door in the back yard? But if you up grade to good windows then everybody will notice them.. just make sure that before you order your doors and or windows you have your rough opening correct
I just meant buying an energy efficient door would cost more but be a moot point until the windows were replaced too - wasn't really worried about people seeing it

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I bought a Pella slider from Lowes
Within 2 years the alum "molding" was pulling awya from the glass
So do would you recommend buying a wooden one? I was eyeballing a few.
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$700 Lowe's patio door or $3000 Andersen door?


The pella actually has wood on the inside
One reason I wanted it is that the screen is on the inside
The andersens are more $$
My front door is Therma Tru - which I like
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If your going to be doing work to the house for years to come i would put a standard sliding door in. If your rough opening is standard, odds are you can upgrade your door later with minimal work.

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