Can't compare products as you requested .... However, as a professional cleaning lady,Can anyone compare quality of product and service for me please: Amerimax Riviera french slider with transom vs Plygem 970 french slider no transom.
U-value and DP rating values are comparable. I can't find the SHGC rating for Plygem. Unknown extrusion layers/hardware layout for plygem.
I want to ask you to always check for the weakest link. Some sliders weigh a tremendous
lot, which gives a fine feel to the sturdiness and security you are looking for. With weight comes problems with the wheels collapsing upon themselves. Double check the material
Also, do not rely on closing the doors using the locking mechanism. Good hardware is essential. I have dealt with so many expensive sliders over the years and have seen many very good ones, but have never had occasion to ask the brand or model. If you have a dog that jumps and scratches the glass, forget the whole thing. You will never cure that super destructive habit.