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Old 09-30-2009, 10:42 AM   #1
 
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Should I sub-contract someone from Andersen to deal with the standard sized (72x80) Andersen doors (one 200- and one 400- series) or it is something one with day2day windows/doors installation experience should be able to handle? Any pointers in DC area?

Side note: ppl from Andersen are very arrogant (and $$$) about their productů is that justified?
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:47 AM   #2
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From whom are you ordering the doors? Who will be installing them?

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Customer selected "priced" option from local HD
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I'm a tad confused about why you're subbing out the installation of a door as a HOME AUTOMATION contractor? Is this your door? A previous client's? A friends?

What exactly is a "priced" option, in this case? Is HD doing the installation?
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Sure, yes, most definatley, I am confused.
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trying to do one-stop-shop for connecting electrical blinds (and also fulfill the request to replace the doors) to the rest of the setup... is somebody's genuinely interested in answering or just keep chit-chatting about "why do you ask"?
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Where in DC?
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So, what's the verdict? Is Andersen door needs "Andersen specialist" or just good hands and common sense will do it with the same degree of success?
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So, what's the verdict? Is Andersen door needs "Andersen specialist" or just good hands and common sense will do it with the same degree of success?
Whats and andersen specialist? A doors a door?
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If you have to ask if you need a specialist, you probably do!
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So, what's the verdict? Is Andersen door needs "Andersen specialist" or just good hands and common sense will do it with the same degree of success?
Good hands and common sense....don't give that excuse to the customer when the door install doesn't turn out as expected.

I don't even know what an Anderson pro is, or whatever you called it, let alone ever heard of it before this very thread.

If you can install gliding doors, you can install any brand. But if you only have done doors for a neighbors brothers cousins retarded half uncle on the weekend, I would not be trying to install an Andersen door in a customers house.
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If you have to ask if you need a specialist, you probably do!
All I am asking in this respectful forum is a simple question: is there anything special about Andersen "gliding" doors (FWG6068 and PS510 from HD) which makes it so different (too complicated to assemble the frame? special requirements for insulation?) from the others (ppl from Andersen who quoted me $1,500 + materials for installation of two doors claimed that there is...) that "special treatment" is justified, or it is just one big BS?!?! I am not installing doors/windows for a living like others here, hence is my question which might seem weird...
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All I am asking in this respectful forum is a simple question: is there anything special about Andersen "gliding" doors (FWG6068 and PS510 from HD) which makes it so different (too complicated to assemble the frame? special requirements for insulation?) from the others (ppl from Andersen who quoted me $1,500 + materials for installation of two doors claimed that there is...) that "special treatment" is justified, or it is just one big BS?!?! I am not installing doors/windows for a living like others here, hence is my question which might seem weird...
If you aren't installing doors for a living, why start now?

I never have installed an HD Andersen product, but have installed many Andersen products direct from my lumber/millwork yard. Just my 2 cents, but I think they are two totally different products.
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I never have installed an HD Andersen product... I think they are two totally different products.
So I guess my question is not for you, thanks for your time and 2 cents, appreciate it alot!
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Andersen doors require special attention to the instructions. They have a lot of components that must be installed in a specific order and in exact locations. There is a bit of a learning curve.
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Just find a good carpenter to install the door, thats it, not very complicated. G
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Just find a good carpenter to install the door, thats it, not very complicated. G
tsk tsk Gene - you aren't answering his question!
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