Vinyl sliding patio door


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Old 06-27-13, 12:12 PM
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Vinyl sliding patio door

Our old sliding patio door is worn out...time to replace it. We are looking at Lowe's
"Reliabilt" model 300 vinyl sliding glass door. Vinyl on the outside & "composite" on the inside. We can't seem to get a straight answer as to what "composite" is. Particleboard ?? Is this considered "junk" in the building trade ? We considered an all aluminum door, but they are bad about conducting "cold". We considered "french" doors, but they won't work in our situation. Your input/suggestions would be most appreciated.
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Roger
 
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Old 06-27-13, 12:27 PM
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Can't speak to that exact model...but if it says it can be stained or painted...normally composite means wood fibers in a chemical binder of some sort. Could also be fiberglass.

If it's a woodgrain look that is already finished...then it's just a vinyl product like the composite flooring.

Reliabilt isn't all that great a brand from what I've seen of them. Their entry doors seem to be ok, equivalent to Jeld-Wen, Stanley, or Masonite.
 
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Old 06-27-13, 06:31 PM
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And why will French doors not work?
 
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Old 06-28-13, 02:17 PM
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Just because of their swinging in or swinging out, otherwise I think they look great.
 
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Old 06-28-13, 10:50 PM
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Description of the Lowe's door seems to be Vinyl and nothing else with a limited lifetime warranty. 4.3 stars out of 5.
 
 

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