Sliding Glass Doors San Diego

Sliding glass doors offer great space-saving qualities and are ideal for porches, patios, balconies, and much more.  These doors are also popular inside of homes where little or no “swing” room is needed.  Sliding doors can be custom-made to a variety of specifications and they provide a clean, stylish look that is also durable and long-lasting.

Styles of Sliding Glass Doors San Diego

US Window & Door is proud to offer high-quality Milgard sliding doors in either standard-style or French-style models that are perfect for the San Diego lifestyle.

Standard-style sliding doors are a space-saving, affordable way to open up any room.  Sliding doors need no in swing or out swing room at all, unlike hinged doors that require objects be placed well away from them to accommodate opening and closing of the door.

Essence Sliding Glass Doors San Diego

These doors truly brighten and open up any room, offering great views while adding light as well as beauty to a home.

Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors with Grids

The frame of a standard sliding door is commonly made from aluminum or vinyl.  They open by simply sliding along horizontal tracks and can have either a right-hand or left-hand operation.

Sliding doors can often be made with “grids” between the panes of glass which provide a multi-pane look.  This gives the door the style and feel of an elegant French patio door and is one of the most popular styles of sliding glass doors in San Diego.

Milgard doors are offered in standard sliding door options in the following series: Tuscany, Montecito, and Style Line.  Also available are standard aluminum as well as thermally-improved aluminum sliding doors.

French-style sliding doors are some of the most popular sliding doors in San Diego.  They have wider stiles and rails, making them great choices for virtually any San Diego design including traditional and classical architectural types or for adding a touch of luxury to any home.

These doors offer added natural light while providing an entry that looks beautiful from both the inside and outside of any home.

Aluminum Sliding Glass Doors San Diego

French-style doors are available with a variety of grid options between the panes of glass.  Interior and exterior grids that snap-in are available and can create a classy and authentic look of a door that’s composed of small, individual panes.

French-style doors are constructed of materials including wood, vinyl, and fiberglass, and popular choices include the TuscanyEssence, Ultra, and WoodClad series.

French-Style Sliding Door (Tuscany Series)
French-Style Sliding Door (Tuscany Series)

What should you look for when selecting a sliding glass door for your San Diego home?  First, one of the most important factors is to designate where the door(s) will be installed.  A sliding patio door providing outdoor access and a simple indoor sliding door, for instance, will have different construction characteristics.  Because an outside/patio door will be exposed to the elements, it’s imperative that the materials used to make it can protect it.

4 Panel Sliding Glass Doors San Diego

If you are looking for modern sliding doors to update the look of your home, US Window & Door sells and professionally installs 4 Panel Sliding Glass Doors. These sliding glass doors are innovatively composed of four different glass panels that come together when opening and separate when closing your four-panel sliding glass doors. There are several popular options for four-panel sliding glass doors: the standard two fixed two sliding glass door, the bifold door, and the sliding pocket door.

Bi fold doors are an exceptional fresh option for your sliding glass Doors San Diego. These options are a part of Milgard’s Moving Glass Wall Systems and are made up of several glass panes connected with hinges and surrounded by an aluminum frame. The aluminum frame of the bifold door is modern and available in different colors to match whatever theme best suits your home. The glass panes of the bifold door also are securely interlocked together promoting higher security and energy efficiency. Finally, equipped with a complete water barrier sill, the bifold door keeps out all water from any storm or other inclement weather. All these innovative qualities of Milgard’s bifold door make it a modern sliding door that will upgrade the creative standards of any house.

If there is a need for a large sliding glass door, Milgard’s glass pocket door is an exemplary four-panel sliding glass door option. Glass pocket doors are a fresh option because they take up less floor space. Running on a sliding door track that goes into a pocket within the wall, the glass pocket door completely disappears into the wall when opened. Therefore, this modern sliding door allows for innovative room design where space is limited and is a perfect option for parties, moving things in and out of the room or just a cool breeze on a warm day.

So, if you are looking for a new fresh door for your sliding glass door San Diego need, try either one of these modern four-panel sliding glass doors from Milgard’s Moving Glass Wall System. Each door is sold and installed by US Window & Doors.

Interior Glass Sliding Doors

Looking for a replacement sliding door for the interior of your home, US Window & Door offers a wonderful line of interior sliding doors manufactured by Milgard. Basically, any sliding glass door can be installed on the interior of the home between rooms or sections of large areas. There are several lines of interior sliding doors including Milgard’s Essence Series. These wooden framed interior glass doors are appealing for any renovation inside the home due to the ability to individually customize of your interior sliding door. While maintaining a wooden frame might be a little more difficult, the wood’s natural elegance is above vinyl or fiberglass door frames due to the unadulterated grains in the wood and overall rural beauty.

Therefore, if there is a need to redesign any room in your home with replacement interior sliding glass doors San Diego, US Window & Door offer a wonderful variety of interior sliding doors from different manufacturers that will raise the level of your room’s aesthetic beauty.

Quality Sliding Glass Doors San Diego

Aside from the obvious “inside” vs. “outside” question, you should always look for quality.  Always consider the following:

** Frame materials: consider a door’s durability as well as its maintenance requirements.  Doors made of vinyl and/or fiberglass offer high durability and low maintenance.  If choosing an outside or patio door with little to no protection from the elements, vinyl and fiberglass are ideal.

** Appearance: French-style sliding doors offer the appearance of an elegant, traditional French in-swing or out-swing doors but function as sliding doors.

** Operation: sliding doors should feel snug in their tracks but offer 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 account how much effort it takes to open and close the door.

** Security: check the locking system.  Because hardware selections may vary, the best doors always feature high-quality locks.  Locks should always meet or exceed local forced-entry codes.

** Energy Efficiency: be sure the new or replacement sliding door that you select is well-insulated and is built with energy-saving glass and is overall designed to reduce heating and cooling costs.  Most doors currently being built offer features like this.

To learn more about the many ways that doors open and close, check out US Window & Door’s recent blog about the different operating styles of popular doors.

When you’re ready to begin your search for sliding glass doors and sliding door installation in San Diego, feel free to contact US Window & Door today or simply request an online quote.  We look forward to making your sliding glass door installation process a worry-free experience!

French Wood Sliding Glass Doors San Diego

San Diego Sliding Glass Door Frame Materials

When choosing your sliding glass doors San Diego, the frame materials for your sliding door is a paramount decision in choosing which sliding door is the best for your home. Looking for an exterior sliding door that can withstand the elements, the best options for you are a vinyl or fiberglass door frames.

Vinyl sliding doors offers some of the best protection for sliding glass doors in San Diego. Homeowners in Southern California are choosing vinyl door frames for their homes due to their durability and stability. The vinyl is formed together with heat-welded joints which make the vinyl sliding doors unaffected by varying weather changes. These exterior doors with glass are also very energy efficient meeting or exceeding Energy Star requirements. Vinyl sliding doors are also relatively inexpensive and low maintenance making these modern sliding doors the right answer if you want a simple yet graceful sliding glass doors San Diego.

US Windows & Doors sells and installs vinyl sliding doors from Milgard’s Tuscany Series. These Milgard vinyl sliding doors are architecturally elegant and sound. There are seven exterior colors to choose from for your vinyl sliding doors San Diego. These exterior doors with glass are also highly secure and include the SmarttLock handle system. So, if you are looking for a top of the line sliding doors San Diego, Milgard’s vinyl sliding doors sold and professionally installed by US Window & Door is your answer.

If vinyl sliding doors will not fit the overall design of your home, fiberglass door frames for your sliding doors is another exceptional option. Fiberglass door frames are relatively new to the game for top of the line door frames for modern sliding doors. People are choosing fiberglass door frames for their fortitude and longevity knowing fiberglass sliding doors are going to be reliable for the life of their home. Another upside fiberglass frames have for your exterior sliding door with glass is that they are visually stunning. Milgard also makes the Essence line which have fiberglass exteriors and interior frames made of wood, so you get the sturdiness of fiberglass with the elegant appearance of a wood door.

US Window & Door offers and installs fiberglass french sliding doors from Milgard’s Ultra Series. We sell each fiberglass sliding door with SunCoat MAX insulated glass. This glass will regulate the temperature inside your home while keeping out damaging sun rays. Therefore, if you are looking for a fiberglass sliding door for your door replacement, Fiberglass sliding doors from Milgard’s Ultra Series will provide long lasting durability and comfort that is ideal for any sliding door with glass.

Looking for another option for your door? Try an aluminum framed door for your replacement Sliding Glass Doors San Diego. Aluminum frames will generate a contemporary look and at the same time mirror the home’s traditional architecture. All aluminum frames for exterior sliding doors with glass are made with a durable long-lasting material; so, you will be secure in the decision for your large sliding glass doors.

No matter what kind of frame will best suit your sliding doors San Diego needs, US Window & Door has you covered. Call for a free quote today.

Cost of Sliding Glass Doors San Diego

Any remodel or redesign of your home is going to cost money. Sliding glass doors, whether they are framed with vinyl or aluminum, will start around the same price and go up from there with other materials. However, through either Milgard’s energy efficient materials or their lifetime warranty, the cost of the sliding glass door will turn into a lifetime investment into your home that is unprecedented.

Due to your replacement sliding glass door being more energy efficient, you may earn a tax credit or even be eligible for cash back (ask your tax advisor for current tax credits or rebates on energy efficient home improvements). However, the investment really happens in Milgard’s lifetime warranty which covers all glass sliding doors no matter which variation of frame you go with (Moving Glass Wall Systems excluded), Milgard standing behind their product for life will make swallowing the cost of the replacement sliding glass doors more bearable. Because Milgard financially holds themselves responsible for the quality of their product and does not push that burden on you, the consumer comes out ahead with their investment.

Call US Window & Door today for a free in-home estimate* for your replacement sliding glass doors San Diego.