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Ply-Gem 960 vinyl vs Milgard Ultra fiberglass french doors

Ply-Gem 960 vinyl vs Milgard Ultra fiberglass french doors

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Old 06-25-18, 03:24 PM
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Ply-Gem 960 vinyl vs Milgard Ultra fiberglass french doors

I've got quotes to replace a 10' wide slider with french doors, a Ply-Gem 960 vinyl door from one dealer or Milgard Ultra fiberglass door from another. Both are around the same price. The Milgard dealer tells me they do not sell Milgard's vinyl french dooors because they think only fiberglass is sturdy enough for the doors to not sag.

I've had a bad experience with vinyl before - specifically, the patio slider the french doors would be replacing, so I'm leaning towards the fiberglass. Both companies come highly recommended by neighbors (on Nextdoor). Installation on the Milgard is over double that of the Ply-Gem as it will installed as a new construction door.

I'm leaning towards the Milgard door. Thoughts?
 
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Old 06-25-18, 03:38 PM
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Fiberglass is inherently superior to vinyl, so I would agree with that choice.
 
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FWIW, I went to go see each door in person, and the Milgard fiberglass door was a much nicer door. It also cost slightly less than the Ply-Gem door. Also liked that the Milgard dealer was honest enough to tell us they were considering dropping a different line of Milgard doors that were also on display (Essence, fiberglass outside/wood inside) because of too many warranty claims.
 
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