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Old 06-28-2019, 10:27 AM   #1
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This would be for my sister's place out in Fountain, CO. They are looking to replace their patio door (6/0 x 6/8).

She had sent me a link to some Lowes ThermaTru door, but I told her I'd check with people a little more knowledgeable.

I might even help install it in August.

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I was thinking that, but also wondering fiberglass vs. Steel. Also didn't know if there were any companies out there that would be better to deal with

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I've installed doors and windows in some neighborhoods 3 years in a row due to hail storms.

Marvin aluminum clad products tend to hold up better than any other option available. There may be other companies that use extruded aluminum for cladding, but Marvin the one I've personally witnessed survive harsh hail storms.

Fiberglass will get damaged in a significant hail storm.

Vinyl will get damaged in a mild hail storm.



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How much exposure does the opening have? If there's an overhang, then hail really may not be a huge concern.

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That's a pretty generic question. Just put a little roof over it.

Colorado has the same kind of hail Texas gets. After having all the leaves stripped off the trees, shingles totaled, gutters totaled, every single skylight busted out, and the fence all beat up, I wouldn't mind getting a new door.

I agree, most durable is aluminum, second is steel clad.
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It's got a little protection from the wall to the left, nothing above though.

I'll let her know Marvin is recommended

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Fair warning, you could replace the door 3 or four times with vinyl for what one Marvin would cost.



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Elevation is 5500 feet there - that may play an impact on glass / units available
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I let her know what the options were, and her best bet would be to check with a lumber yard in the area.

I know at the shore we have hurricane shutters, is something like that common in the midwest for hail?

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Not common at all. Only seen a couple houses with those.
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I know at the shore we have hurricane shutters, is something like that common in the midwest for hail?

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It occurred to me that you were actually referring to therma tru fiberglass French door to replace the sliding glass door. Is that correct?

Therma tru fiberglass doors are a good option.
The biggest problem with them is the yahoo companies that prehang the doors into the jambs, which is done locally. The hinge mortises are rarely accurate.



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It occurred to me that you were actually referring to therma tru fiberglass French door to replace the sliding glass door. Is that correct?

Therma tru fiberglass doors are a good option.
The biggest problem with them is the yahoo companies that prehang the doors into the jambs, which is done locally. The hinge mortises are rarely accurate.



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Not common at all. Only seen a couple houses with those.

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Kinda what I figured, I don't remember seeing many houses with the hurricane shutters either, but did work at a few

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You have Reeb out there, too?

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They are our yahoo company for assembling thermatru doors

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Abs is our biggest offender.

Though none of them are competent.
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