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Why is it so difficult to find a new slab fiberglass entry door?

Why is it so difficult to find a new slab fiberglass entry door?

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Old 08-22-16, 02:41 AM
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Why is it so difficult to find a new slab fiberglass entry door?

I am renovating my home. I would like to avoid replacing the entire 6' wide (2 sidelights) unit, so I am looking at slab doors. I like fiberglass doors, but I cannot find any locally. Only prehung units are available.

Does anyone have suggestions?
 
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Old 08-22-16, 03:05 AM
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What size door are you looking for? Have you tried lumber yards, or door manufacturing companies?
 
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Two words... "special order".
 
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I am looking for a nominal size of 36" x 80". I have not tried the lumber yards. I can give them a call.
 
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Locally exterior wood slabs are easy to find but a steel or fiberglass slab would have to be special ordered.
 
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I sort of expected that, but when I check at Lowes and HD even for special orders there were no fiberglass doors listed. Strange
 
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Did you talk to the sales guy in the mill dept or just look online?
 
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