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Old 03-29-2017, 11:24 AM
 
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I would but the opening is crooked
When I crack the door 1/4th an inch, the door is closed on the bottom

Will bigboxers reshim it straight or just force a door into the existing opening?
Home Depot/Lowe's just contracts out to local, smaller window installers.

I will tell you my experience. I ordered two sliding doors. One of them was an odd size and was more of a custom order. My husband was going to do the labor as it should have been an easy install, but when they arrived, the fit wasn't quite right due to my own framing.

The contractor bringing the windows felt responsible for how they measured and volunteered to do the install (no cost to me) and they did a great job!
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Old 03-29-2017, 11:26 AM
 
Location: D.C.
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We went Home Depot for the replacement of our rotten sliding patio door to outward opening French doors. We wasted months with some Angie's List (A Rated) local home repair business, was a total nightmare. Fired them, called Home Depot, and it was done for less money and done perfectly. I wouldn't worry if it's out of spec, they will send a person to your home to measure and investigate the situation before they'll order anything. They need to see the setup first, which is when they'll advise you on how to fix the crooked frame.


This category goes into the "life's too short" bucket. Just give one of the big-box guys a call. It'll be much easier on you.


Quite frankly, everything I've done through the Home Depot has been excellent. Carpet throughout, appliance installs (including shaving down granite and modifying a kitchen cabinet for a larger double oven install), you name it. They've earned my trust to be at the top of my "go-to" list for help.
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Old 03-29-2017, 12:00 PM
 
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We went Home Depot for the replacement of our rotten sliding patio door to outward opening French doors. We wasted months with some Angie's List (A Rated) local home repair business, was a total nightmare. Fired them, called Home Depot, and it was done for less money and done perfectly. I wouldn't worry if it's out of spec, they will send a person to your home to measure and investigate the situation before they'll order anything. They need to see the setup first, which is when they'll advise you on how to fix the crooked frame.


This category goes into the "life's too short" bucket. Just give one of the big-box guys a call. It'll be much easier on you.


Quite frankly, everything I've done through the Home Depot has been excellent. Carpet throughout, appliance installs (including shaving down granite and modifying a kitchen cabinet for a larger double oven install), you name it. They've earned my trust to be at the top of my "go-to" list for help.
Have to agree with this. I did not use Home Depot for my window job (whole house) because they did not carry a product I wanted, but for doors, they are fine.

It reminds me of a friend of mine who went to some Angie's List contractor for Pella sliding doors, got an outrageous quote, then found the same exact doors at the Big Box store and got them installed for 50% of the original cost. She was a bit nervous about who the installers would be, but it turned out great.
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Old 04-01-2017, 09:40 PM
 
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We also went with Home Depot for our sliding glass door. We couldn't have been happier with the product or price point.

We got estimates from those heavy pressure "the mister must be home" types and couldn't stand it. Higher prices and having to deal with the stupid sales techniques.
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:35 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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I got a couple Anderson doors on Craigslist and home depot even worked to get the right frame ordered. Now the style of Anderson comes in components so it would be easier to do what I did a few years ago.

Ref windows, if straight panes of glass ( contemporary houses), it was much cheaper to get a reputable installer and ordering glass thru Woodbridge glass ( with free delivery) than if I had gone through boxstores or aggressive contractors.

On insulation, most recently, the box stores were 30% higher than specific company that just does insulation. We're talking the blown-in type in the attic. Wanted an extra 2 feet added and the overall difference was over $1,000 ( around 30% difference)
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Old 04-02-2017, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Thanks all!
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