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Question DetailsAsked on 9/8/2014

we just ordered a pella sliding glass patio door from pella. the total cost is $6570. Is this too much?

This includes mini blinds between the windows; installation, hardware; new oak princeton trim on the inside; insulated tempered low-e advanced low-e insulating glass argon non high altitude; delivery, cleanup and disposal.

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I think you paid twice as much as you should have.And you did not mention installation.

Answered 5 years ago by the new window man


Actually, price did say it included installation,

Like NewWindowMan says - looks quite high to me assuming this is a replacement, or even if a new door in an existing blank wall. Depends of course on exact accessories and trim package and exact door model you bought, but door itself would be $1375 cost to me in my area, plus probably $250 trim and sill supplemental items - so say about $1600-1800 depending on lock package bought.

Then for installation could be about $700-1000 if opening does not need expansion, or maybe $1500-2000 range if rough opening needs to be enlarged, or going in existing wall where there is no door now or just a normal 30-36" wide door - so could be $2300-2800 installed as a same-size replacement door, or $3100-3800 likely range for a new install or one requiring rough opening upsizing and a new header - so like other comment said, unless something unusual that we do not see is going on here, sounds high by right about 100%.

If you want to respond back with more details or anything, you can do so using the Answer This Question button right below your question.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD


Thank you for your answers. We were able to cancel our order before the 3 business days expired. We will look elsewhere. Again, thank you very much.

Answered 5 years ago by nmrvftjq


Glad you had an opportunity to rethink this situation - looks like a lesson to you about getting at least 3 responsive bids for any large project in the future, huh ?

And after you get responsive bids in a more resonable range and are able to go ahead with the job, sounds like maybe time for a review (once you have real numbers to talk about) about that first contractor.

Be sure to talk to the bidders about the drainage of water hitting the window - both for your education and to be sure he does not block or puncture into the drainage channels - I have seen SOOOO many cases where the installer put mounting scres right downthrough the drainage trough or interior drainage channel, or cut the end off the sill piece rather than notch the rough opening for it and did not properly put on a manufacturer-provided end-cap to prevent water flowing right down into the underlying wall or ceiling. Also, some brandsneed full end caulking, and come need flashing under the front lip specifically to divert drainage/runoff flow out from underhte sill and into the clear so it does not run down the face of the exterior wall plate and foundation.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD


We replaced 2 sliding glass doors with Pella triple pane from Lowe's, one 6' wide and one 8' wide. Spent $3900 and $675 installation from a self selected contractor, not from Lowe's. We did it for sound deadening as much as heat/AC savings (a live music problem). VERY HAPPY with Pella. Get a better deal, but don't give up on Pella quality.

Answered 5 years ago by Guest_9415484



Formy education, and for other readers of this thread, can you confirm two things:

1) the amounts you gave were for both doors, installed - or each ?

2) I presume from the quite low installation price that these were bought to fit the same-size opening, correct ?

Since it soundslike you were quite happy with the price and result, I hope you did a review on your vendor. you do NOT have to be a member to do reviews.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD


I requested a price on a sliding 8 foot wide patio door from Andersen. I was shocked at the price. They wanted $7300.00. I ended up ordering a Jen Weld door at Home Depot here in No. California. Price via the Home Depot for the door and installation was $2,125.00. This is a heavy duty vinyl door.

They have 2 model doors, the 2500 and 4500. The 4500 is a heavy duty door of higher quality and the one I ordered. Hope ths will help!

Answered 4 years ago by Greatfoo

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