Sliding Doors and Patio Doors, Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater, Oldsmar, and Dunedin.
Contemporary sliding or ‘gliding’ doors have come a long way since yesterday’s aluminum sliders. Infamous for their stark appearance, sweating frames, and cold glazing. Today, a new generation of high-quality models offers energy efficiency, durability, safety, and style.
As alternatives, there are doors made from fiberglass composites that resemble wood but will not crack or warp, and rugged steel sliders, which are usually less expensive. Still other doors are faced on both sides with a vinyl or aluminum skin; a polyurethane foam insulation core fills the shell, offering six times the energy efficiency of wood.
Sliding Door Glazing
Of course, the largest part of a sliding glass door is glass. To make such a door truly energy efficient, high-performance glazing is key. Fortunately, this is standard with most high-quality sliders. You will find dual glazing, or more typically, double-paned glass with low-emissivity (low-e) coating and, in some cases, argon gas filling.
Beyond the standard 6-feet, 8-inch height, sliding doors are made 6 feet, 11 inches or 8 feet tall. You can also buy three or four door wide configurations that run up to about 16 feet wide. Sliders are made in single-opening and double-opening styles. To extend your design options, most manufacturers provide matching rectangular and circle-head transom windows intended to fit above doors.
Bayside Windows and Doors offers a variety of sliding glass doors from many top manufacturers. Call today for pricing and info. We also offer a FREE Estimate!