The former owner put a kick plate on a steel door. That means rust.
I need to replace the door, but frankly I do not want to, nor do I feel it is necessary to shell out about 2.5K to replace a door and two sidelights.
It seems to me that an 80x36 door is an 80x36 door, and I should be able to go get one.
Is it a scam that the local hardware stores and local contracters are trying to tell me that i need to replace the entire unit?
Seems like a steel door is about $140, but perhaps there is not enough margin on that to make it worth while, so they push replacing the entire unit.
Can someone shed some light on this?
NOTE: House is 21yrs old.
If I do need to replace the entire unit, why isn't a door a door?