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Old 11-07-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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question about sliding folding patio doors

Any positives or negatives on changing from a typical 8' wide x 80" tall patio sliding door to an 8' wide by 80" tall sliding "folding" patio door to where its wide open to the outdoors. I live in southern calif. This current patio door location faces east and 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 am going to eventually install a patio cover. Any thoughts? Thanks
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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More moving parts to fail.
More areas that can not be sealed to prevent air leaks.
Why not install French doors?
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