Outdoor Living: Bring The Outdoors In With Sliding Patio Doors

Are you thinking about replacing your patio door this spring? Before you do make sure you know all of your options. Most importantly, what door style is best for your home.

Patio doors come in a variety of styles, but one of most common styles is a sliding patio door. We’ve put together this guide to help you decide if a sliding patio door is right for your home.

First things first – what makes a sliding door a sliding door?

What is a sliding patio door?

Unlike French, hinged or garden patio doors, sliding patio doors glide open and closed. This makes them the best patio door for rooms and patios where you don’t have the space to open or close a door.

A standard sliding patio door comes with two panels, but are also available in three or four panel designs to create an expansive wall of light and larger viewing area.

In addition, this is the best patio door style for bringing the outdoors in and can create a seamless transition from the inside of your home to your patio.

So, how much will a sliding patio door cost you?

How much does a sliding patio door cost?

The answer really depends on your needs. According to Home Advisor, the average cost of a sliding glass door can vary anywhere from $1700-$4200.

However, this cost can vary even more depending on the type of sliding door you want, how large the door is, how much time it takes to install the door and any custom options.

Let’s take a look at the variety of sliding patio doors available to help you narrow it down a little more.

Top 4 types of sliding patio doors.

Classic Sliding Patio Door

A classic sliding patio door has two panels and glides open from left to right. This door is ideal for rooms and patios with little space to swing open a door.

This door can also be easily customized to fit your home’s decor with a variety of colors, hardware options and grille options.

Read more about this patio door here.

Sliding French Patio Door

Because so many homeowners love the look of French doors, but don’t necessarily have the room for them, patio door manufacturers started offering sliding French patio doors.

French sliding doors combine the wider, more traditional frame of French doors with the operation and function of a sliding door, so homeowners get the best features of both patio door styles.

Read more about this patio door here.

Pocket Sliding Patio Door

If you want to bring the outdoors in, a pocket door is for you. A sliding pocket door completely retracts giving you ultimate unobstructed view and indoor/outdoor living space.

This door is ideal for warmer climates.

Read more about this patio door here.

Bi-Parting Sliding Patio Door

Unlike classic sliding doors that open from the left or right, bi-parting doors glide open from the center. Bi-parting doors are the perfect option for transitional living and allow you to easily move from inside to outside.

Read more about this patio door here.

Where can you buy a sliding patio door?

If you’re ready for a patio door replacement it’s time to talk to pro. Find a Ply Gem pro in your area who can give you a free consultation here.