SLIDING GLASS DOORS
How much are sliding glass doors?
For much of the year, Arizona weather is glorious – something to be enjoyed. From affordable sliding glass doors to ceiling height glass moving wall systems, DunRite Windows & Doors offers many beautiful patio door choices to help you open up your home and bring the outdoors in.
Whether it’s a remodel with modest budget or transforming a patio entrance into something magnificent, you’ll appreciate our competitive pricing and impressive customer service. We can replace what’s there with something new, replace sliding glass doors with French doors or ceiling-height doors, install sliding glass doors where a window used to be, and more.
With our solid expertise and a wide variety of options for style, size, type of glass, energy efficiency and more, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re hoping for.
The cost depends on the size of the door, the specific manufacturer and product line you select, plus any options and upgrades you choose. To find out how much sliding glass doors are for your home, schedule a hassle-free estimate today! We’ll measure your opening, discuss your needs and the pros and cons of various products that fit your needs and budget, and give you enough information to make an informed decision.
Here’s What Our Customers Say…
The installers were efficient and cleaned everything up nicely. Our salesman, Sal, was awesome. He was very accommodating. He answered some questions for me about other windows and doors in my house. He offered my advice on some screen installation. He actually recommended a different type of company to complete the work I wanted done. (just like the movie Miracle on 34th Street). We were not happy with one of the choices we made with the door installation. We thought we would like our choice of framework but did not like the selection once it was up. Even though it was DunRite’s fault, they exchanged the section we were not happy with and did not charge us extra money for their time or the new materials.
I would highly recommend the company.
Common Questions About Sliding Glass Doors…
If you’re a homeowner in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metro area, DunRite Windows & Doors sells Andersen sliding glass doors. The low-maintenance Andersen 100 Series of sliding doors are popular, made from their proprietary Fibrex® blend of polymer composite and repurposed wood fiber. We also sell and install other sliding glass door products from Andersen, such as their aluminum-clad wood sliding glass doors.
In addition, we sell Heritage by Andersen big moving doors, along with Arcadia and Pella sliding glass doors.
If you schedule an in-home estimate, we’ll look at the style of your home and the size of your patio door opening(s), cover the pros and cons of various products we install, and help you collect enough pricing and other information to make an informed decision. No pressure.
There’s no one manufacturer that makes “the best” sliding glass door, but there are many excellent products available. We have decades of experience with many brands, fine-tuning which products we trust, thanks to excellent quality and customer service from different manufacturers. We sell only those products that meet our high standards, and back the installation with our lifetime installation warranty at no charge.
We also have enough experience to know the pros and cons of different manufacturers and product lines, which ones are optimal for our climate, and which upgrades are worth the extra investment.
We’d be honored to share this expertise with you, and make recommendations for your specific home and budget. We won’t pressure you to buy, but we can help you make a more informed decision. Schedule an appointment today for more information.
Yes, French doors tend to cost more than a standard sliding glass door. However, they’re more secure against break-ins, and more durable with a longer lifespan. They’re a set of double-doors with glass inserts, with all of the same solid framing a door typically has, where sliding glass doors are simply a large panel of glass with a simple metal frame set on rollers. They’re less solid and simply set into the frame.
French doors come in a wider variety of materials, such as vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum-clad wood or all wood, compared to sliding patio doors. They also offer far more design flexibility, with a variety of style, color, finish and energy efficiency options that aren’t available for sliding doors. You can select from a variety of privacy options, such as mini-blinds between the panes of glass, and privacy glass (frosted, satin or patterned), and are typically far more energy efficient.
As an added benefit, you can adjust the height of glass in one or both doors, adding a half, three-quarter or full size panel of glass. The shorter panels are the perfect place for installing a pet door.
In many cases, replacing sliding glass doors with French doors is an upgrade.
We often recommend upgrading to French doors instead of sliding glass doors, or we may recommend certain products over another due to the security of the product. Our customers’ safety is very important to us.
While security of sliding glass doors continue to improve, most have a standard latch that hooks on the door frame, instead of a lock. This is less secure than traditional door hardware.
Sliding glass doors, especially older aluminum ones, are commonly the point of entry for break-ins. They don’t typically break the glass, they simply jiggle the latch open, and/or lift the sliding glass door panel right off the track.
Commercial products may be more secure, in some cases, and we’ll recommend those where appropriate.
Because sliding glass doors are primarily a double-paned glass unit set into a frame—with glass running from floor to ceiling, or at least above our heads—walking or falling through the glass is a safety concern. For that reason, all sliding glass doors have tempered or laminated glass to increase safety. Tempered glass is heat-treated to crumble upon impact, instead of falling in shards, and laminated glass has a clear, thermoplastic film that holds most of the glass in place if it breaks.
Additionally, sliding glass doors use glass that is much thicker than window glass, which gives it added strength and impact resistance.