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Old 11-01-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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question about installing sliding folding patio doors

Any positives or negatives on changing from a typical 8' wide x 80" tall patio door to an 8' wide by 80" tall sliding folding patio door to where its wide open. I live in southern calif. I feel like getting a style with wood exterior and interior so I can paint it myself when it needs maintenance.
So far one company offers doug fir,mahogany,oak,walnut and pine. Which kind of wood will weather the best over time with paint on it? This patio door gets direct sunlight until about noon and then it is in the shade.
I alway get uncomfortable with clad exteriors and anodized clad exteriors because these doors come with limited warrantys and when that paint fades or peels I am lost on how to repair it properly. I know how to paint wood. Any thoughts on any of this?
I am going to eventually install a patio cover.
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