WoodCladâ„¢ Series Fiberglass Patio Doors
Beautiful, functional doors and professional, knowledgable installer
May 10, 2013
Beautiful product, very sturdy hardware.
We live in at Lake Tahoe, NV where the temperatures can be pretty extreme. We like the fact that these sliding doors will give us more insulation during the cold winter time. We ordered the dark tinted glass which also helps in keeping our indoors much cooler in the summer.
August 29, 2012
Treat Yourself You Won't Be Sorry
I purchased the Milgard sliding glass door that is fiberglass and wood-clad.
First of all, it looks spectacular! This slider was installed on a sun-facing side of my home which bakes in the summer. I can honestly say, that with the extra sun shield options that I also added, that this same room is NOTICEABLY cooler in the summer. So much so that I don't have to turn the air conditioner on as much as I used to. And did I mention how gorgeous it is?? Oh yeah, I did, but I love looking at it. So classy.
My only suggestion is to be sure to hire Milgard certified installers. The two men who installed my slider were very clean and competant, but some months later it was brought to my attention that they did not use the right material to cover the nail holes, so it got gooey when the weather heated up. I had this taken care of myself and all is as it should be now.
The other thing is be careful around the glass. I had movers bring in some furniture, and they accidentally nicked the glass, so there is a scratch that I notice but no one else does. When it happened my slider was out of warranty for a repair.
Lastly, I notice in the winter that the curtains still move slightly in and out, so there is still a bit of drafting in the winter time which sort of surprised me. If you're trying to keep out the cold drafts, this may not be the product. But, if you're trying to fend off unrelenting sun in the Summer, this is the product to buy. I recommend it without hesitation.
March 30, 2012
Well built and looks great
The outside fiberglass is great. Resists the elements and looks nice. At the same time the interior wood is beautiful. I finished mine with a white wash and clear coats.
April 8, 2012