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Best exterior door brands?

KharminJ's picture

Greetings!

The time has come to replace our outside doors!

I need both a false-double front door (one works, the other is just a matching skin, with dummy hardware), and a 4-foot wide patio/slider. The HOA forbids glass in the front door, and requires that the slider have a dark brown/bronze finish.

What brands have you had great satisfaction from, or which ones would you never buy again? We aren't planning to move any time soon, so "impressive name brand" isn't even on the priority list - rather, it's cost, quality and performance, in a very tight group.

Thank you for your input!

Kharmin

PS - I'm in the suburbs of Chicago, if location makes a difference. And, I'm open to using 2 different brands in order to get the best quality for both.

Thanks again!