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Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by account1389274 Flimsy piece of garbage
I was skeptical when I read the bad reviews - especially the guy who put it on top of his car and was surprised that it broke. I thought all of the people saying it was flimsy might be installing it wrong, or have damaged it. However, if you expand it beyond about 78", it's so unbelievably flimsy that I can't believe they put 81" on the packaging. As you expand the top and bottom, they can flex by about 20 degrees just by bending it with your hands - and of course if you apply any pressure at all on the door when it's in, it falls right out. You might think the door was just damaged, but it's on all 4 joints that it's equally flimsy - so this is apparently just how it's designed. This door might be alright if the height is the minimum, but if you have to expand it by an inch or more don't even consider this door.
August 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hank Much better than I expected
After reading the reviews I was skeptical, but I was pleasantly surprised. Super easy installation and feels fairly sturdy. Good value for the price.
March 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by goosepappa Different ways to install door
This was my first install of this door. I did watch the website videos on youtube and they helped. There were two or three options on how to install this door. I needed the option that called for using a pair of needle nose pliers to remove screws. I have several types of this tool and none would work. You may not have to remove them on your install but I had to dremel mine off. It took me about two hours to get it done but I did it right. I would not recommend it to someone who is not mechanically inclined. It's not as easy as step 1, 2, 3. There were many returns at my local store and that's never a good sign. HOWEVER the door looks great and for an after market door I would recommend it.
August 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Geekgrrl Cute door, works great. Great purchase.
This door works great for me. I read the above review stating it bent when they placed it on the roof to get it home, so I bought a couple of 1x2's and they shrink-wrapped a frame around it and it made the rather long journey easily and arrived unharmed. It is a little flimsy and not very square in the doorway, but I think that's more from my inexperience rather than the quality of the product. I live on the water and something that wouldn't rust is needed, and this fit the bill nicely. So far I'm very pleased with it and it looks great. I highly recommend it.
July 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bilbrey Be careful, not very good at 80" Height
Package stated it could be installed in an 81" height frame, I needed to adjust to 80" and it is very flimsy at this height. To be fair if your opening is only 78-79" tall you'll probably be happy with this product.
July 19, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lascarlett Very flimsy!
As we only had a short distance to drive from the store and could safely drive slowly home, we tied it on top of our car. We weren't even a block away when a draft from an overpass caught under the front and BENT the door on itself. There wasn't even a wind other than this minor draft, and we were driving less than 20 mph when it happened.
Stunned byhow flimsy it is, we thought we couldn't return it so we took it home where we straightened it out as best we could only to find it is NOT easy to install. No sooner do you have it adjusted for the height then the wheels slip on the track and make it very hard to open the door again. We already had to accommodate the small bend now left in the frame.
Crazy enough, the next day I saw the price for this item had been raised $32 (and still is today). If only I had taken the door back .... I emphatically do not recommend this door and am going to complain to the manufacturer.
February 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rose Installation Problems
Screen for sliding glass door looks good in the store, but when opened packaging at home there were a couple of missing hardware. Then could not install so it would slide easily. Perhaps Home Depot staff person in door dept. should have noted that might be difficult to install in older homes because frame might not be uniform. Easy to return, though.
October 16, 2013