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 Post subject: Feedback on sliding doors quote
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:49 pm 

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Hello

I hope you can help!

We are Texas newbies and in the process of replacing our sliding doors. We have no experience with windows replacement costs!

We have 2 sliding doors size 8' x 80" and we were recommended the Simonton Inovo brand. A reputable company (recommended by friends and had good Yelp reviews) gave us a quote of $6500 which included labor, demo, install and adding new trim. Does this sound reasonable to you? For me, it seemed quite expensive, especially as I think I can see these doors in Home Depot for $900 so I don't know where the expense is coming from. The bid was not itemised, so maybe I should get them to be more detailed?

Anyway, would love to know whether we are being shafted or it is actually reasonable.

thanks in advance!


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 Post subject: Re: Feedback on sliding doors quote
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:15 am 

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2 8 ft patio doors installed for 6500 isnt out of the norm.


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 Post subject: Re: Feedback on sliding doors quote
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:40 am 

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It’s always hard to comment on pricing without knowing all the details, but the price seems a bit high to me considering that it’s a Simonton product. While Simonton is a solid mid-grade option, the pricing seems more appropriate for a premium grade brand. Of course door options, installation details, and contractor overhead can create a wide variance in what is considered reasonable pricing.


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 Post subject: Re: Feedback on sliding doors quote
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:06 am 
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Seems within the normal range and perhaps on the higher end of it. They are 8' doors though and those are definitely more expensive vs standard heights. Once they get "custom", they will jump up 30% in cost really quickly.


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 Post subject: Re: Feedback on sliding doors quote
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:44 am 
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I'd agree with the others that this is not out of the normal range, although maybe slightly high for that particular unit. That said, if the installation is trickier than normal, it could be right on point. The one thing that I can say with some degree of certainty is that it's not a "rip off" price. There are companies charging nearly that price for 1) standard 6' door to put that into perspective. If this is an established, reputable company and you like everything else about the deal, you could certainly do worse.


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 Post subject: Re: Feedback on sliding doors quote
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:56 pm 

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Just my opinion...
If they were high performance product like Okna, Sunrise, or Sft-lite the price would be acceptable.


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 Post subject: Re: Feedback on sliding doors quote
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:39 pm 

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Thank you everyone for your responses! This is most helpful indeed and has put my mind at ease. The reason why we are going with Simonton is because the rest of the house has Simonton windows so we wanted the patio doors to match.

This is the door we are planning to get (2 by 8'x80")

https://www.simonton.com/inovo-patio-door/

Any thoughts before we seal the deal?


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 Post subject: Re: Feedback on sliding doors quote
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:34 pm 
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That newly launched flagship vinyl patio slider from Simonton is expensive to purchase. I had one priced out last year just out of sheer curiosity.


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 Post subject: Re: Feedback on sliding doors quote
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:40 am 

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Pretty normal price from what I see.


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