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New update project s-l-o-w-l-y getting under way - THE KITCHEN !!!!


We went out this morning to start shopping for the very first part of the kitchen upgrade beyond the new reefer - a new patio door. The price range is unbelievable. A low end, unbranded POS from Home Depot was $399. High end at the lumber yard/builder's supply a few miles up the road was a special Anderson at 'only' $13,999, reduced from something even more outrageous ($18M if I recall correctly). Yeah, it was nice, mahogany, fancy cast bronze hardware and so on but not too many years ago you could buy an entire small 2-3 bed room ranch style home for that price. It does look like we will still need to spend over a thousand for a door with a decent insulationg system - I like the Marvin over the comparable Anderson and a lot better the the Pella. I had Pellas in my last home, triple glazed, and was NOT impressed - in fact the rails on a couple of the several picture windows rotted from sweat plus lost their seals and the patio doors never worked worth a dam'.

There seems to be only a few suppliers locally - Jeld-Wen(their low end only at HD), Anderson(200 & 400 series), Pella, Eagle (very expensive)  Masonite (hohummers) and Marvin.



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I paid about $1400 for my 8ft slider that we installed last fall.....not a draft all winter. Very pleased with it





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I sure hope that my Wiffy doesn't ever browse this Forum.
She's stirs up enuff dust as it is.

Even tho I've seen it before that is sure a nice installation, Harry.



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Monday 6th of May 2013 06:56:55 PM

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Harry - what brand did you end up with? The one I'm probably going to order tomorrow is a Marvin Windows Integrity French slider. That version has a little heavier door frame then a conventional slider. We really would like a swing type but the way our porch is set up has too many obstacles for the doors to swing all the way open (plus is almost 2x the cost of a sliding door regardless of manufacturer)

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I got my door from a local window/door company....The brand is Northstar, a company in St Thomas Ont. http://www.northstarwindows.com/

The window guy told me that generally, the sliding doors have much better sealing than the swing type doors. With our weather, its something to consider.

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I got my door from a local window/door company....The brand is Northstar, a company in St Thomas Ont. http://www.northstarwindows.com/

The window guy told me that generally, the sliding doors have much better sealing than the swing type doors. With our weather, its something to consider.


 That looks like a pretty decent sliding door. Unfortunately it's not one I could consider with the closest dealer being in Quebec.



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OK - update on the kitchen project and my latest installation last week. The patio door is a Marvin Windows 'Integrity' - and a heluva lot more expensive then anticipated - but a very nice door in comparison to some of the Home Depot/Lowe's doors we looked at. Only taken a couple of photos, but this is before and after. I still have to trim it inside and will probably take a couple then. Fairly easy installation, just a lot of steps with wait time. The biggest problem was the sill with a 1/2" hump in the middle that I had to correct. When I say 'sill', it is actually part of the walk out basement wall below it, so it wasn't a cut and replace, but a 1/4" plywood and (many) shim repair:

 



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More nice work from a member - - - - thanks for sharing.

nice jeans BTW biggrin

Em



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Looks good Dave...a lot beefier than the other one. What was wrong with the old one, drafty?....or was it that ghost in the glass?....lol

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Looks good Dave...a lot beefier than the other one. What was wrong with the old one, drafty?....or was it that ghost in the glass?....lol


 Harry - it was a lot of the draft and a little bit of that ghastly figure in the photo.

I think wind whistling past the frame was my first indicator of a problem

 

Em - I DID have to dress appropriately for a photo so as to not look like something the pup wouldn't have dragged in



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