Are there some patio doors that are easier to install then others. I
have never installed patio doors. I built a three season shed porch
off the back of my house. My rough openings call for 2 doors one 12'
and the other 6' x 7' approximatly. I am considering Anderson
Narrowline 200 installation proceedures and it looks more complex then
Pella. I will have the skills but not the installation knowledge. I
have $3500 invested in doors maybe I should be looking for somebody who
has the skills and knowledge to install them. Give me a guess on the
cost to install both doors in rough openings that are plumb and level?
About 10 years ago, I paid $185 to have an 8' door installed. After
watching the guy and his helper, it should have been more like $250.
Putting that into today's dollars, I'd say $350 to $400. For the 12', I'd
think it would be more as that is a huge door to handle, even if in
I just replaced a slider with french doors and it took about 2.5 hours
from removing the old to finishing the trim on the replacement. It
went quicker than I thought it would though I have yet to paint it.
That will probably take as long as installation. If one door seems
more complex to install it may be that the instructions are either
better written or over-written. Installing a door is about the same
across the board assuming it's prehung. Remove the door from the
frame, level the frame and square it up and shim it wherever it's
secured to the framing then insulate it, rehang the doors and trim it
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