We have a 26-year-old patio door that badly needs replacing. For some odd
reason, the rough opening appears to be 6' 6" (6 1/2') wide. It seems
virtually all patio doors come in only a 6' width.
I checked at Menards, and they can special/custom order a few different
brands, but the upcharge is something like $400. All that for a lousy 6" of
So, I'm hoping the collective wisdom here can lead me to a door that comes
in a 6' 6" rough opening width. I'm looking for a standard slider (not
french doors) with screen. Probably wood interior, aluminum clad exterior.
I really hate to pay $400 for a custom one, but I guess I'd do that before
trying to fill in 3" on each side of the door and having it look really
stupid. In particular, I think it would look really bad from the outside.
All our windows have a modern, low-profile frames and suddenly having a 3"
wider one on each side of this one just wouldn't look right.