Having trouble choose outswing frenchdoor for newly remodeled kitchen/dining room.
We are looking to spend between $2000 and $4500. We've looked at pella 750 n 850 series, also Andersen 400 series. On paper cant really tell difference.
Anyone with advice on these or any other brands or ideas?
The Andersen has:
Adjustable hinges for adjustment hort-vert later "if" you need to adjust ltr
Andersen has better service "if" you ever need it
Andersen has a more thermal broken sill-no chance for transformation of cold
ANdersen you will be able to get parts 40 years from now-they have parts back to 1939 for most products made
Andersen has stainless steel low conductivity spacer in between the glass
Andersen is vinyl on the outside
Andersen use mortise and tendon joints to reinforce style and rails
Andersen uses LVL door rails inside the style and rails
Andersen uses thicker tempered glass
Andersen is painted on the sides of the rails-not unfinished wood-less chance for water penatration.
Andersen has better weatherstripping all the way around the door
Andersen has better sercurity system 1/4 steel in three places
Pella-currently in a class action law suite for rotting windows and could include patio doors- look for your self on the web....pellaclassactionlawsuite.com or my rotting pella windows.com
Pella- can not adjust hinges both ways only hortizional
Pella- uses aluminum on the outside- which allows moisture to build up under aluminum
Pella - good luck if you need service- sometime can be aweful
Pella -good luck if you need parts 30 to 40 years down the road
Pella- uses aluminum spacers which allow for more conductivity
Pella- use pop can thin aluminum on the outsidewhich scatches eazy and dents eazy
Pella -aluminum conducts heat
Pella - does not cover side of door rails-eventually water could pentrate wood if it sits there or moisture could build up under aluminum
Pella sill is barely thermal broken
Pella -look at the weather stripping to Andersen's. the Pella weatherstripping takes away the look of the door
Pella has blinds and Andersen does not-but Eagle by Andersen does
Good luck-if it was me-Andersen is the clear better choice...call the BBB and ask for history on both...ask your neighbors and friends...
I have sold both, and I have sold windows and doors since 1992... I can not tell you the numerous times pella let me down... Andersen usually steps up to help...either with their reps and or service..you can count on Andersen to be there when you have issues or need help...good luck