Equal price: 3 pane Sunrise v 2 pane Softlite Kingsroyal

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Equal price: 3 pane Sunrise v 2 pane Softlite Kingsroyal

#1 Post by midwesthome » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:26 pm

I am finally ready to get my new patio door ordered and trying to make a final decision. The Sunrise patio door is triple pane ($2,118) and the Softlite Kingsroyal door is double pane (and $2,189). I had 3 Softlite Imperial LS picture windows installed in my living room, and am happy with the product. Installation leaked, but contractor did fix it. Have also heard good things about the Sunrise installer. Which product would you go with and why? I liked both doors. Thanks!

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Re: Equal price: 3 pane Sunrise v 2 pane Softlite Kingsroyal

#2 Post by HomeSealed » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:42 pm

I like the fit, finish, and functionality of the Sunrise door, but I also prefer a welded frame which the Softlite offers. Both are very good doors, with the Sunrise having a little bit more "high end" look and feel IMO. There is also something to be said for going back to a company that you have done business with already and trust. Installation is very important as well.

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Re: Equal price: 3 pane Sunrise v 2 pane Softlite Kingsroyal

#3 Post by Windows on Washington » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:16 pm

All things being equal, I think I would go with the Sunrise door for the look and feel.

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Re: Equal price: 3 pane Sunrise v 2 pane Softlite Kingsroyal

#4 Post by Delaware Mike » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:58 pm

Why is the Sunrise product being quoted just as triple-glazed? Northern region? I like both products. I think that Sunrise has a nicer sill and handleset. It's a fussier door to install for sure, but a good experienced Sunrise installer should no problems.

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Re: Equal price: 3 pane Sunrise v 2 pane Softlite Kingsroyal

#5 Post by midwesthome » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:53 pm

Thank you so much for your responses. I keep going back and forth. I know both are great options, just trying to get the "best" door. Which is why I was looking for the expert opinions on here. :)

Most contractors here offer the triple pane options (if not do triple pane promotions). The Softlite contractor has the triple pane option for $254 more. When we did our living windows, they had a free triple pane promotion going on. I am in the Midwest so I'm guessing our cold weather leads them to offer it??

Earlier today I was going with the Softlite, but believe tomorrow will be signing the contract for the Sunrise door. Thanks for all your help and feel free to add more comments!

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Re: Equal price: 3 pane Sunrise v 2 pane Softlite Kingsroyal

#6 Post by Windows on Washington » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:34 am

Sounds good.

Post up some before and after photos.

We love seeing completed projects.

Eric

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Re: Equal price: 3 pane Sunrise v 2 pane Softlite Kingsroyal

#7 Post by bgbrock » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:10 pm

Love my Sunrise patio door. The only complaint that I have - a noticeable amount of air leakage top and bottom at the meeting rails. Very noticeable on a cold windy day.

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