Sliding glass doors are great for letting in natural light and uninterrupted views of your home’s surroundings. They also provide a smooth transition from indoors to outdoors.
However, they can require some maintenance to keep them clean. The good news is that it’s a small price to pay for uninterrupted views and natural sunlight.
V4000 Sunrise Series
The V4000 Sunrise Series is a versatile vinyl product with an architectural style that can work well for any replacement project. It can be ordered with several glass packages to match your aesthetic and energy efficiency needs. Its insulated frames help to keep interior temperatures consistent all year round. It also uses a warm-edge spacer system to help maintain energy efficiency.
The Essentials series is considered the company’s entry level window, but it is still a very good quality window. It is built with a constant force balance system and a sloped sill, which are both great design features. The Classic series is a nice upgrade from the Essentials model. It uses a much nicer vinyl extrusion, and it comes with standard upgrades that are not available on the lower end models.
If the Sunrise quote is around $9000 for 3 double hungs and 5 sliders, then that sounds very reasonable. I would compare this with the Simonton 6500 Series quote to see which is better value for your budget.
Origin Sliding Door
The Origin Multi Slide Door is a sleek, modern take on the traditional patio door. It’s designed to be made custom for any home, with sightlines at just over 1” to create a stunning, uninterrupted view of your landscape or pool. It also has one of the best high-velocity hurricane zone test results of any sliding glass door on the market, giving you peace of mind that it can withstand even the strongest weather conditions.
You have a choice of stainless steel handle and lock configurations to fit your style, including all-in-one 12” handles that operate both on the inside and outside, or individual locks for each door panel. In addition, the Multi Slide Door features an innovative polyamide thermal break to reduce heat transfer and energy costs, resulting in Certified U-Factors of up to 0.26. The doors are also tested against various intrusion methods, such as bumping, picking, and jimping. They are a great addition to any home.
Bungalow Sliding Door
Breathing new life into a traditional Californian bungalow, this rear addition project designed by CplusC Architectural Workshop optimizes connections between interior and exterior space. Whether they’re open or closed, these minimal windows sliding doors bring an expansive view and connection with the outdoors to the home’s dining and living spaces.
The doors also create large openings that facilitate great traffic flow during entertaining. The large expanse of glass allows ample light into interior spaces as well.
Sliding glass doors can add a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces, making them a popular option in Florida homes. The doors offer a wide range of styles, colors, handle sets, and finishes to match any home design. Sliding doors are also a space-saving alternative to hinged doors. They slide on a horizontal track, so they don’t take up as much floor space as swinging doors. They’re perfect for homes with limited space. They are also available in bifold and pocket styles.
Although nearly all window treatments can work on sliding glass doors, some styles are better suited for these large expanses of windows. For example, woven wood shades look gorgeous with any home decor and offer the added benefit of increased privacy and light control. Woven woods like bamboo, reeds and grasses are engineered to minimize stretching, bowing and breaking over time.
Another smart choice is cellular shades, which are permanently sealed between panes of insulating glass for superior energy efficiency. Choose from Duette(r) or Duette Architella(r) honeycomb shades, both of which use a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction to trap air and reduce your heating and cooling bills. Plus, both shades are available in an extensive collection of colors, patterns, textures and valance styles to match your decor.
Shutters aren’t the first window treatment that comes to mind for sliding glass doors, but they can add a charming touch of traditional style to your bungalow or craftsman-style home. Polysatin shutters are the most durable and moisture-resistant option, guaranteed not to warp or discolor, regardless of humidity and extreme heat or cold.