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.

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.

Sliding Glass Doors - Essence Doo

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

Sliding Glass Doors - Vinyl Door 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.

Thermally-Improved Aluminum Standard Sliding Doors
Thermally-Improved Aluminum Standard Sliding Doors

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.

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!

Woodclad fiberglass French-style sliding doors
Woodclad fiberglass French-style sliding doors