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Chuckster

03:50AM | 08/13/03
Member Since: 08/12/03
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Hi Everyone,

I am wanting to replace our inside garage door, a single entry patio door and a standard patio slider. So far, I have received estimates from Pella and a local construction company. Both estimates were extremely high. Does anyone have any comments on Stanley or Jeld-Wen Steel Entry doors from Home Depot? Does anyone know anything about MAsonite French Doors? Any other recommendations?

Thanks for your help.

Chuck

PS I have a Handyman from Handyman Connection lined up to do the install...do not trust the Home Depot subcontractors.

k2

04:23AM | 08/13/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi Chuckster,

I'm not sure I'd hire a handyman for a door install--esp. a front door. Unless the one you pick has quite a bit of experience hanging doors. A pro might make it look easy, but there's kind of an "art" to it.

Also, we have Pella sliding patio doors--and they've been nice, but too finicky. They've needed too many adjustments and have had just too many little things go wrong over the years (maybe 6 yrs old now). So they're not perfect either.

Good luck; keep us posted!

Chuckster

05:03AM | 08/13/03
Member Since: 08/12/03
2 lifetime posts
K2,

Thanks for the Handyman and Pella Info. After meeting with the handyman and hearing how he would go about replacing the doors, I feel he is very qualified and meticulous. He mentioned he has several years experience of replacing pre-hung doors and has his own kitchen and bath remodeling business as well. Handyman Connection also does not accept payment until the work is complete and the customer is fully satisfied.

Usually when I feel comfortable with a worker, the installation goes well...just need to make a decision on the doors now.

Chuck

k2

07:55AM | 08/13/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi again Chuck,

You're right about feeling comfortable with workers. When it goes well in person, everything else usually follows suit.

Also, glad to hear he's done doors before. Sounds like you picked a good one!

Good luck, and hopefully someone else will write in with experiences on the doors you're looking at.
k

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