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