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Slide Right In: Sliding Glass Patio Doors

By August 7, 2017No Comments

Sliding glass patio doors, also referred to as sliding glass doors, are quite popular in Salt lake City, UT. They are designed to glide horizontally with one operating panel and one stationary panel. Compared to regular hinged doors, our Salt lake City, UT sliding glass patio doors can fit into tighter spaces while freeing up space because the sliding doors economize space and won’t interfere with your room or patio.

Standard sliding patio doors open by sliding along horizontal tracks at the head and sill. A sliding door can be designed for either a right-hand or left-hand operation. While hinged doors open inward or outward, sliding doors do not require swing room and can accommodate tight-fitted spaces.

Consider the Alternative

In addition to brightening your Salt Lake City room with sunlight, a glass sliding door frees up space and is generally more aesthetically pleasing than a solid swinging door. Installing a sliding door can help unify your living room or other interior rooms with your patio; all you have to do is slide the door open and feel the breeze from outside.


Newer sliding patio doors offer more safety and security to a home than older sliding patio doors. Most have a security foot latch that you can slide over at night to keep anyone from opening the door from the outside. With no door handle or traditional latch to tamper with, potential burglars will have a more difficult time breaking in.

Space Saver

We mentioned earlier that sliding glass patio doors help to free up space in your kitchen, family room, sunroom or whichever room leads to the patio. When you do not have a traditional door swinging all the way open, you are free to install bookshelves or other shelving on the sides of the doors. On the other hand, you can leave the space free and have even more space for furniture or other items nearby.


Sliding patio doors allow so much more light into the room than a traditional door. If the room does not have many windows, then a sliding glass door will help to brighten it up. These doors are the optimal choice for a sunroom. With more light entering the room, you can add a few more plants that require exposure to sunlight.

HomeStar Windows & Doors is one of the leading suppliers and installers of high quality and energy efficient garden windows, entry doors, patio doors, and French doors for homes in Sandy, West Jordan, South Jordan, Murray, Draper, Holladay, West Valley City, North Salt Lake, and surrounding areas in Salt Lake City, UT. Stop by in person (12278 S Lone Peak Pkwy Ste 102, Draper, UT 84020) and see examples of sliding glass doors. You can also give us a call 801-770-6835 to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate today or shoot us an email at

When it comes to upgrading and/or installing patio doors in your home, let some light shine in with HomeStar Windows & Doors. We take the guesswork out of your home improvement.

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