On Friday, September 11, 2015 at 2:21:05 PM UTC-4, Frank wrote:
Price range for what? The door or the door and installation?
What kind of patio door? Wood? Vinyl? Low-E? Etc?
What is the existing RO made from? Wood? Brick? Steel?
Where do you live?
What style is your house?
Price range: Ridiculously cheap to holy crap expensive.
Yes...errr...wait...I mean...No...umm...hold on...OK, let's go with "Maybe".
Need a little more information. When someone says "patio door" they
usually usually mean a slider or French door. At 28" it sounds like you
want an entrance door. You can spend from about $200 to $2,000
depending on what you want. I'd stop at the local home store and see
what they have and if it what you are looking for.
At least my neighborhood HD, custom order is OK. I needed a double pane
glass inserts(almost whole length and with was shattered by little stone
flying off the lawn mower) I took exact measurement, HD custom ordered
it, delivered to me in ~2weeks) We have a windows/doors manufacturing
plant too. They cater individual consumer's need. Their service is
second to none. ~50 YO family owned company. This particular HD store is
voted No. 1 customer service in the whole country year after years.
On Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 3:42:57 PM UTC-4, Tony Hwang wrote:
of the price range? Also, would it be cheaper to replace it with a pre-hung
l size..which they do not carry. Its wood with glass panels half facing the
exterior and the other interior.
I bought all my doors and windows from a local Norandex-Reynolds outlet. I
know a retired salesman from the store and he put in a good word for me. I
get an entry-level contractor's discount. Not huge, but enough, and I deal
directly with a specific salesman, not just whoever happens to be working t
Based on my research, the discount is worth about one upgrade level. For ex
ample, one of the entry doors I bought matched the specs for the first leve
l of a Home Depot "special order" door but I paid a little less than their
best in-stock door price.
The windows were a slightly better deal and I deal directly with the manufa
cturer if there is an issue. I had one window fog up and all it took was on
e phone to their Customer Service department. One week later I had a custom
sized window showed up at my door.
I love finding small, niche retailers. It's just more fun.
On Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 3:03:38 PM UTC-4, Frank wrote:
Actually, you said it was 28", but you didn't tell us the height, and you
didn't say it was an "unusual size". Many replacement doors are custom made
when ordered, so "unusual" may not matter anyway.
For example, the Pella chart at this link shows a minimum width of 24" for a
single panel hinged patio door.
You might want to give them a call with your exact rough opening
measurements for a estimate of cost. They can do a better job of gathering
the details they need than we can.
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