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Glass Sliding Doors

Sliding glass doors offer unmatched space-saving features and present an ideal solution for any San Diego home. A sliding glass door is also a great option for homes with no swing room. Selecting a sliding door for your home reflects your personality, as it’s a passageway for your guests and family that also welcomes sunlight and protects from the elements. They provide a clean, stylish look along with durability which you’ll appreciate for a lifetime.

Sliding glass doors can be constructed in a variety of ways and greatly improve the look and ambiance of any home. US Window & Door offers sliding glass doors from various brands with many different styles and materials that can complement any home. If you’re looking for the perfect door for your home, you’re in the right place. We’ll show you how glass sliding doors can enhance your San Diego home.

Benefits

One of the most important benefits of sliding glass doors is the amount of natural light they bring to your home. This lowers the need for electric light and your house remains brighter and more appealing. They also offer a view of the outdoors throughout the year, which has been proven to reduce stress as it helps people feel more in touch with nature. This seamless flow between the outdoor and indoor spaces also helps parents keep an eye on children playing outside.

Sliding glass doors don’t take any extra space. Since they slide to the side, they can be opened and closed without crowding or changing the look of the room. This results in a feeling of extended living space, which makes your patio, barbecue, pool and other outdoor areas a more attractive space to  spending time in or entertain guests .

Made with frame materials and glass construction designed to minimize heat transfer, modern sliding glass doors are also energy efficient. This keeps the temperatures lower in the summer and higher in the winter. Modern sliding glass doors also offer increased safety and security with shatter-proof glass and high-quality locks that meet forced entry codes. Finally, the attractiveness, functionality and overall popularity of sliding glass doors add value to your San Diego home. It  makes it a more enjoyable place to live in and raises the sale value

Styles

US Window & Door proudly offers high-quality Milgard sliding doors in either standard-style or French-style models that are perfect for any San Diego home. Standard-style sliding glass doors offer an affordable, space-saving way to open up any room. Unlike hinged doors that require clear space for proper operation, sliding glass doors need no swing room at all. They brighten and open up any room by offering amazing views and adding light  to beautify your home.

Standard Sliding Glass Doors

The frame of a standard sliding glass door is usually made from aluminum or vinyl. They open by sliding on horizontal tracks and can accommodate the right-hand and left-hand operation. They can be made with “grids” between the panes which provide a multi-pane look. This provides the look and feel of an elegant French patio door that is one of the most popular styles of sliding glass doors in San Diego.

Compared to French-style doors, standard sliding glass doors have a more contemporary look and they’re usually more affordable. Milgard offers standard sliding door options in these series: Tuscany, Montecito and Style Line. Standard aluminum and thermally improved aluminum options are also available.

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French-Style Sliding Glass Doors

Classic and elegant, French-style sliding doors are perfect for any home because they present a perfect way to take advantage of Southern Carolina’s ideal climate. Their wider stiles and rails make them fantastic choices for any San Diego design, including traditional architectural types or for adding a touch of luxury to your living space.

French-style doors are available with a variety of grid options. Interior and exterior snap-in grids create a classy, authentic look of a door that’s comprised of small individual panes. They’re are made made of wood, vinyl, and fiberglass. Popular choices include Milgard’s Tuscany, Essence, Ultra, and WoodClad series.

4-Panel Sliding Glass Doors

If you’re looking for modern sliding glass doors to update the look and feel of your San Diego home, US Window & Door sells and professionally installs four-panel sliding glass doors. These doors are composed of four glass panels that come together when opening and separate when closing the door. These extra-wide doors are perfect for moving furniture in and out of your home and present an ideal solution for entertaining guests by allowing more than one person to pass through the door at once. 

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They’re particularly popular among owners of larger homes who enjoy entertaining guests. Several popular options for four-panel sliding glass doors include the standard model with two fixed and two sliding glass doors, the bi-fold door, and the sliding pocket door.

Standard 4-Panel Doors

Milgard designs the four-panel model with two fixed panels on the outside and two sliding interior panels that slide in opposite directions, opening up the middle space between the two fixed doors. This style is also known as “French slider” because it mimics the look of French doors. It is one of the most popular types of four-panel doors.

 

♦ A clean, streamlined look

♦ Save space and add a sense of luxury

♦ Opens to the width of two standard two-panel doors

Bi-fold Doors

A part of Milgard’s moving glass wall systems, Bi-fold doors present a refreshing option for your home. They’re made up of several glass panels connected with hinges and surrounded by a modern aluminum frame. The glass panes are securely interlocked together, providing higher security and energy efficiency. Bi-fold doors also provide complete protection from water.

♦ Increased security

♦ Variety of available colors

♦ Water barrier sill

Pocket Doors

Glass pocket doors are a refreshing option because they take up less space than other door types. These doors stack and hide in the pocket of the adjacent wall. If you have the wall space next to the moving glass wall opening, you have a great option for  stacking a pocket moving glass wall system.

♦ Seamless integration

♦ Save space

♦ Completely hide when opened

Interior Glass Sliding Doors

In case you’re looking for a replacement sliding door for the interior of your San Diego home, US Window & Door offers a fantastic line of interior sliding doors manufactured by Milgard. Any sliding glass door can be installed between rooms or sections of large areas. There are several lines of interior sliding doors including Milgard’s Essence Series. These interior glass doors with a wooden frame present a smart choice for any renovation inside your home due to the benefit of individual customization. While maintaining wood requires more effort, it’s natural elegance is greater than vinyl or fiberglass door frames due to the unadulterated grains and overall rural beauty.

While sliding doors are usually installed as exterior doors, they also work pretty well as interior doors. Adding a glass door can create a feeling of spaciousness by making a small room feel bigger and widening interior spaces between rooms and hallways. While partitioning a large room can improve space organization, installing a sliding glass door between the sections can keep them from feeling too small.

Quality

Aside from the obvious indoor versus outdoor question, you should always look for quality. Consider the following factors:

 

Operation

Sliding doors should feel snug in their tracks while still offering easy movement. They should feel more like they’re floating than sliding. Examine how smoothly the rollers allow the door to slide while taking into consideration how much effort is required to open and close the door.

Security

Check the locking system. Since hardware selections may vary, the best doors always feature high-quality locks, such as Milgard’s SmartTouch lock and multi-point locking system. Locks should always meet or exceed local forced entry codes.

Ease of Maintenance

Doors with a wooden frame eventually need to be painted or stained. They also might warp due to being exposed to moisture and varying temperatures. On the other hand, vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum frames require little to no maintenance, but it’s important to choose the color carefully since it may not be easy to change it later on.

Energy Efficiency

Make sure the sliding door you select is well insulated and built with energy-saving glass, as well as designed to reduce the costs of heating and cooling. Going “green” is becoming more and more important, so most doors on the market at the moment offer these features.

Frame Materials

The frame materials play an essential role in deciding which sliding glass door is the ideal option for your San Diego home. When you’re looking for an exterior sliding door that can withstand the elements, the best solution for you is vinyl or fiberglass door frames.

Benefits of Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors

Providing great protection, vinyl is a fantastic choice for sliding glass doors in San Diego. Homeowners in Southern California choose vinyl door frames for their durability and stability. Vinyl is formed together with heat-welded joints which make the sliding doors resist varying weather changes. These exterior doors are also energy-efficient, meeting and even  exceeding Energy Star requirements. Vinyl is also relatively inexpensive and low maintenance. US Windows & Doors sells and installs vinyl sliding doors from Milgard’s Tuscany series. These doors are architecturally elegant and sound, with seven exterior colors to choose from. These doors are highly secure and include the SmartLock handle system. If you’re looking for top-of-the-line sliding doors in San Diego, Milgard’s vinyl sliding doors sold and professionally installed by US Window & Door is  your answer.

 

♦ Affordable

♦ Energy efficient

♦ Weather resistant

Benefits of Fiberglass Sliding Glass Doors

Fiberglass door frames are relatively new to the game. People are choosing fiberglass door frames because of their endurance and longevity, knowing fiberglass sliding doors are going to be reliable for the life of their home. Milgard’s Essence line has fiberglass surfaces and interior frames made of wood, so you get the sturdiness of fiberglass and the elegance of a wooden door. US Window & Door installs fiberglass French sliding doors from Milgard’s Ultra series. Each fiberglass sliding door is sold with SunCoat MAX insulated glass. This glass regulates the temperature inside your home while keeping out damaging sun rays. If you’re considering fiberglass sliding doors, Milgard’s Ultra series will provide unmatched durability and comfort.

 

♦ Incredibly durable

♦ Stunning design

♦ Can be made to look like wood

Benefits of Aluminum Sliding Glass Doors

The aluminum frame generates a contemporary look while mirroring the home’s traditional architecture. It’s a solid material for its weight because the process of extruding thin aluminum frames strengthens the metal. It’s three times stronger than vinyl and more than forty times stronger than wood. US Window & Door proudly offers and installs high-quality aluminum sliding glass doors from Milgard. In addition to their standard model, Milgard offers thermally improved aluminum doors with increased energy efficiency. These doors include a thermal barrier between the exterior and interior glass panels that minimizes heat transfer. This keeps warmth outside in the summer and seals it in during the winter.

 

♦ Great budget option

♦ High durability

♦ Ideal for large windows and doors

Cost of Sliding Glass Doors

Any remodel or redesign of your home is going to cost money, but installing or replacing sliding glass doors in San Diego can pay off by adding value to your home. Whether they are framed with vinyl or aluminum, sliding glass doors have a similar price, which can increase with optional features. Other factors that affect the cost are style, size, and installation process. There are also several factors that can mitigate the cost over time. Through Milgard’s energy-efficient materials, the cost of new sliding glass doors will turn into an unprecedented lifetime investment into your San Diego home. Milgard’s lifetime warranty covers all-glass sliding doors (Moving Glass Wall systems excluded). The fact that Milgard stands behind their product for life can provide confidence in the doors you purchase and eliminate any concerns over replacement and repair.

Every installation is custom and US Window & Door is happy to provide a quote. Call us today for a free in-home estimate for your sliding glass doors in San Diego.