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Old 12-29-2016, 09:07 AM   #1
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Hello-- When I was on the Gulf Coast of Florida this year I saw a number of new construction homes with 3 panel sliding patio doors. They were not high-end doors.

Now that I am trying to source one for a spec house I cannot find anything like what I saw down there. These were sliders where two of the three panels slid to overlap the third, giving a 6' clear opening. All I can seem to find are very expensive doors which work like a bifold. This is not what I need.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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If you want to have an inexpensive 2 sliding panel door it would have to be a 4-panel door with 2 operable and 2 stationary panels to have a 6' clear opening. You can get them in vinyl and pay for the cost of the glass.

If you want a 3-panel door, with 2 panels operable and one stationary you would have to use lift and slide or some call it "sliding glass pocket door". I know Marvin makes them but they're not cheap doors because the entire hinge system is very expensive.

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Here is a photo. Now that I study it I believe all three panels slide over and provide a 9' clear opening. This is in Santa Rosa Beach.
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http://www.lacantinadoors.com/produc...lti-slide/clad
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Those are very nice, and the design is probably quite similar to what I saw. But they are pretty high-end. Anybody seen something like these but in a mass-produced product?
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mass produced as in cheap?
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Even the good ones are fussy to install and difficult to tune up.

La Cantina was the affordable option from my Window Supplier. This is of course compared to Nana and Marvin.
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Gotcha. I will see what I can find out from my supplier. Thanks!
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See these doors along the beach and such.
CWS, PGT, Anderson I think makes one.

PGT industries my ship to CO. But price?..... get ready to pay.
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So I am still awaiting a response from La Cantina. Guess they are busy.

I visited my primary door/window supplier today. The nice Marvin sliders that I would like if it were my house are over $10K!! Yow!

I think I have decided on a Marvin Integrity dual slider XOOX that has 12' of glass. The two center panels slide outward, giving you almost 6' clear opening. My price is about $2800 for 6'8", or $3400 for the 8' high units. Much more in my budget for this spec house.
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Andersen has them also..i think the rep told me 1500$ a running ft
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Hello-- When I was on the Gulf Coast of Florida this year I saw a number of new construction homes with 3 panel sliding patio doors. They were not high-end doors.

Now that I am trying to source one for a spec house I cannot find anything like what I saw down there. These were sliders where two of the three panels slid to overlap the third, giving a 6' clear opening. All I can seem to find are very expensive doors which work like a bifold. This is not what I need.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks!
I install stacking sliders all the time, the last sets i installed stacked on the exterior of the house giving a full 12 feet opening, i have also installed a 3 stack where 2 slide in front of a fixed panel.

These stacking units are never cheap, remember here in FL all glass has to be low e, so sliders and windows are double pane, and wind rated or impact rated depending on location.

Even what looks like a low end unit (vinyl) still costs, i just installed a 6 foot slider one slides one fixed vinyl with low e and blinds between the glass cost $650.00 as a knock down, (assemble the frame your self) if i wanted a 3 panel the cost was triple, and all these stackers are SO no one has any stock.

I did a home 5 years ago with 3 12 foot sliders one stacked outside, and one 6 foot slider both doors moved, the cost for these units $20,000,00.00 but they were impact rated.

So how much you looking to spend ?
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$3500 is about my max. I was probably deceived by the appearance of the unit I saw. It did not look to be an expensive, or custom door. And judging by the house it was installed in (new construction) I wouldn't have thought it was out of that price range. But, I am wrong a lot!

Mostly I was looking for an option to bring a lot of light/access into the main room of my new spec house. The XOOX door I mentioned above will do the job nicely, and is in my budget.
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respectable price for a Marvin.

Going to have find out Sunkist gets a SGD with LowE and Blinds for $650 in Florida though...
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we Bede Windows & doors have this door type, it's called 3 track patio sliding door, each panel's max size is about 4' x 8'.
all of our vinyl products have steel reinforcement inside, and we upgrade all the glass to low-e tempered glass.
the 3 track sliding door in standard white color costs about $33/ sq ft.

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