Sorry for a partial thread hijack here, but I have a question about
sliders/french doors. I have to replace an existing slider. I have a
budget of around $400 - $500. The "Great Evil" Home Depot has some
french doors within that price range. I don't particularly like
sliders, but I would install one instead of a french door if it saves a
significant amount of money. I'm basically looking for
suggestions/advice, what to look for, brands to steer clear of... etc.
I don't know if Andersen is going to be within my means, though I've
heard many good things about them. In the price range I'm looking at,
I can see two french door types that HD sells: steel and fiberglass
(with the fiberglass being about $150 more than the steel). I'm
guessing the pros of fiberglass will be lighter weight, corrosion and
scratch resistance, lower heat loss? Anyway, info would be
appreciated. If I'm out of line for jumping into another's thread,
speak out and I'll move this to a separate one.