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Andersen Eagle Doors - Downsizing Gone Wild

Bill L's picture

I recently ordered replacement Andersen (Eagle) exterior clad doors, specifying a standard 3'0" x 6'8" door size.  Imagine my shock when the $4500 acquisitions arrived and topped out at a 6'5" slab height.  Imagine my second shock when Andersen said that this is correct -- a 6'8" nominal door now comes almost 3 inches short.  The rough opening falls short by the same amount, creating an infill nightmare for the replacement of doors that are only 5 years old (and measure an almost real 6'7 1/2").  

How can this be?  I've followed the downsizing of everything (yes, 3/4" ply is less than 13/16" these days) but can this be right? 

I don't get it either. It was (post #215132, reply #1 of 2)

I don't get it either. It was bad enough when they went from 80" to 78" but I haven't seen any 77" ones yet. Id retrun them.

Florida Licensed Building Contractor, 50 years experience in commercial remodeling, new homes, home remodeling and repairs and all types building maintenance.

I'm 6'7" !  This would drive (post #215132, reply #2 of 2)

I'm 6'7" !  This would drive me nuts !