Sliding Glass Doors 101

2022 is following in the footsteps of 2021 and 2020 with an increased focus on mental health and how that reflects in your home and workspace. Open space that flows with natural light is becoming a common theme in homes that are focusing on mindfulness, and for offices that are hoping that some Vitamin D will make the workday go by faster! 

Just getting started on renovating your home or starting a new project can be overwhelming, so we put together this Glass Sliding Door 101 crash course, full of info on features, benefits and styles to ease the stress of getting started. 

Choosing the Right Sliding Glass Door for your Space

Deciding how you want your space to look and feel for yourself, your employees, and your customers is an important decision to make. The Sliding Door Company works with a multitude of companies and business sectors, and we prioritize finding and creating designs that will help you and your business. If you work in the hospitality sector, you might want a sliding door that is welcoming and open. You can connect with one of our talented representatives with any questions regarding which door would work best for what you need.  

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What type of Glass Door is right for me?  

Depending on your project, you might prefer a wall slide door, room divider, suspended door, glass swing door, bifold door or even a fixed panel. We have many options, all of which you can peruse here. Often, working with our team to craft the perfect solution, you might even find the product you thought you wanted to be replaced with a better-suited solution. 

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Types of Sliding Glass Design Options

We understand that the design of the glass is incredibly important – especially if you are not looking for a plain, traditional door. Ultimately our options give you unlimited design options that will update and refresh your home. Our designs are customizable to create a true statement piece in your home. 

Sliding Glass Design Options

Glass Doesn’t Have to be Clear

There may be any number of reasons you want a unique hue to the door you’re creating. Whatever your project and privacy needs may be, you can choose from a wide array of glass opacity options. If you want more natural light, as well as STC and sound reduction, these options will help your project.

Sliding Door Types

Types of Frame Finish for Sliding Doors

Worried about a frame finish that won’t match the rest of your house? The Sliding Door Company prides itself on offering multiple color options that will stylishly blend perfectly into your home and office.  

Types of Frame

Why Choose Glass Doors for your Home

We always suggest you ask yourself what the purpose of your project is, what you are trying to achieve, and go from there! You can do so many things with glass doors. Maybe you want to maximize natural light and create stunning designs with glass that work just right for you. If customization is important, it’s nice to have a wide variety of options. Lately, we have found many customers are looking for flexibility in their spaces that glass partitions and other products serve better than doors. Maintaining privacy while enjoying an open space is an important part of how your area will feel and flow, so peruse all of our options.

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Are Glass Doors Safe? 

You won’t need to worry about safety and security when you partner with us for your next renovation. With multiple different locks and handles to choose from, you can enjoy a stunning door that will provide safety and security to suit all your needs. Glass doors are sturdy, reliable, and safe. Our wheel to track features wheels that will never leave the track. We also offer a 10-year warranty and know that our doors and family-friendly for kids, pets, and even ADA needs and requirements. 

Do Glass Doors Save or Take up Space?

Glass doors are a great solution for space planning challenges. Whether you are looking to save the space and overcome the room you lose from a traditional swinging door or partition off a small space for laundry or an office, the flexible applications of glass doors can be used to help navigate small spaces. 

Do Glass Doors make Sense in a Green Home?

Glass doors are made of glass and aluminum, let light in, can be repurposed, and are even recyclable. In many cases, glass doors are becoming the default choice for green developers and designers. 

How Much are Glass Doors?

Of course the answer is – it depends. We offer so many customizable features like the size, number of panels, glass type, material, brand, and features. What you can count on is our commitment to working with your budget to find the right solution for your needs and your wallet.

How do you Install Glass Doors?

There are countless reasons this might not be a DIY project. Doors can be difficult to replace on your own or without investing in a GC or handyman. When you work with The Sliding Door Company — our process is simple and streamlined. Where possible, our team will finish the installation for you! 

Do you Need a Permit to Install Glass Doors?

Most options we offer are not considered major construction – which means no permits are required. 

Take the leap on your dream renovation or project, and collaborate with us to bring your home together. With multiple showrooms across the US, you can see all of our designs in person with an expert representative on hand for any questions or concerns.

If you would like to connect with a representative right now, you can always contact us to begin the process today.


The Future: Residential and Commercial Interior Design Trends

It’s not just our passion for our products that keep us on track with upcoming trends in the interior design world. It is also our love for functionality within the world of design. As we all begin to work back into a normalized schedule, being back in the office might feel a little stifling. Even working from home could feel stale and in need of a revamp. The Sliding Door Company is looking ahead in 2022 for upcoming interior design trends – and thinking of how we can help!

Maximizing Your Space

Utilizing every inch of space you have in your home is becoming a must. The minimalist feeling that comes from an open floor plan is unmatched. All of our sliding doors, from our barn doors to our wall slide doors are made not only custom to your home but with style and functionality at the forefront. 

The Return to Work

Working in smaller cubicle spaces with a closet feel is not what workers need for 8 hours a day, and employers are recognizing that. In 2022, office spaces will be renovated to become more open for their employees. The Sliding Door Company’s room dividers are perfect for allowing the whole office to feel open and a part of the team, while keeping safe distances even when it’s flu season. Coworking is an important part of any job, and we work to provide you with comfort and ease, no matter the project. 

Self Care and Wellness

Natural lighting is an important part of every home and office, and our glass is standard tested and approved. The best thing about utilizing glass in your space, as opposed to wood panels, drywall or other materials, is that you don’t lose all that beautiful sunlight – the best free mood-booster. Soak up Vitamin D throughout the day while you are working in your office or relaxing on the couch. In 2022, we will definitely see a rise in this aspect of interior design! 

Set up for Success

According to House Beautiful, darker style wood to accent your home is on the rise. Darker accents allow for the room to feel open with natural light, with just the right touch of minimalism. We offer multiple different finishes for the frames that accompany our glass doors and walls, so that you can lean into the darker theme, or customize with a personal touch. As a bonus, our Wenge and Walnut frame finishes are actually made of aluminum, though they have the traditional wood-grain look to go with other wood accents in your space. Unlike wood, it won’t warp, chip, fade or peel. Aluminum is recyclable, easy to clean and virtually maintenance-free.

Privacy When you Need it

Sliding doors are changing the future of how we will live, how we exist in a space, and how floorplans are designed. We need a space that is versatile and fits our needs. Sliding doors are becoming a staple in areas that want an open feel but can be turned into a private and secure space. With our locks and handles that are designed and built with safety in mind, you can feel comfortable knowing that you have all the space you need without risking your well-being.

No matter what you are looking for in your home or office we can work together to bring your dream to fruition. With multiple showrooms in the United States, you can connect with us in person or online to begin the next steps in your 2022 renovation or project.