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I'm starting a DIY renovation of a small first floor bedroom in our log home. A job that started out as sanding and sealing the log walls, hanging sheetrock on the interior walls and possibly replacing the windows has started to take on a life of it's own. The room currently has a double window that looks out onto a back porch that runs the length of the house. We've decided that the window could be replaced with glass patio doors so we could walk out onto the porch. Eventually (so the plan goes) we may make that part of the porch into a 3-season room with lots of glass. The porch has SW exposure and is the view over our 10 acre field.
My immediate concern is that until (and if) the 3-season room gets built, this patio door will be the barrier between us and Vermont winters. I would want a door with wood interior, not too fussy about the exterior, but the windows are white vinyl clad (Andersen Narrowline Series 200) In general, is a hinged door or slider more airtight? Either will work for us. Any styles and brand recommendations are welcome.
Oh, and since I'll be working alone, something that can be shipped in pieces and assembled in place would work best.