Sliding Glass or French Patio Doors

What is a Sliding Glass Patio Door?

A sliding patio door is a type of entry door that is made of large glass encased in a frame similar to a window; in some ways sliding patio doors are like an oversized window.  Also called gliding patio doors, these doors are designed to glide horizontally with one operating or sliding door and one fixed or stationary door.

What is a French or Hinged Patio Door?

These are entry doors used similar to sliding patio doors, except that they swing open from the sides. French or hinged Patio doors usually come in two door units with either both or one door being operable.

Where are Exterior Sliding Glass and French Patio Doors Most Commonly Used?

Both sliding glass and exterior French doors offer copious natural light, fresh air and access to the outdoors.  A sliding patio door is ideal for large openings of up to 12 feet in width.  These patio doors while saving space while in the open position only allow one panel to operate.  French or Hinged doors swing open with both door capable of being open together for a wider opening.  This type of patio door smaller in size that sliding patio doors.  Both offer beauty and elegance for your home.  Typically, these doors are in kitchens, dining and living rooms facing the backyard.

Why is it Important to Get a Custom Patio Door?

Patio doors are custom made to the exact width and height of the opening. Most Sliding and French patio doors in retail stores are only available in stock sizes. Doors that do not fit into the existing opening will need quite a bit of adjustment to work and function properly.  A proper fit is a must.  A custom patio door ensures proper fit, performance and style that’s perfectly suited for your home.

The DuraVu Difference.

DuraVu exterior French doors by VWD provide the easy care of premium vinyl frames with beautiful designs featuring available sidelites and transoms all quality constructed for long-term performance. The multi-chambered, reinforced frame design is engineered for strength and durability.  Using dual-pane, Low-E tempered safety glass and warm edge spacer technology make our patio doors among the most energy efficient. Feel safe with security bar, foot lock and available double point mortise lock.  With metal or nylon rollers you can be assured of easy and reliable opening and closing.  Design the custom door that fits your style with the vast variety of panel and decorative glass treatments, door handles and blinds.  DuraVu patio doors are ENERGY STAR® approved for energy efficiency that saves you money.

Sliding Patio Doors
Sliding Patio Door
French Doors
French Doors