Sliding glass doors are the most popular type of sliding door that we install. Glass is a naturally delicate material, and the elements of a rolling or track door can be complex. Insulation is another factor to consider. There might be DIY pages insisting that you can do the installation by yourself, but we strongly advise to reconsider that concept. It might seem ridiculous, but we have answered calls from homeowners who installed their glass doors backwards! Since glass is often indistinguishable from front to back, this is an easy-to-make error. Unfortunately, once you install a glass door backwards, it can be easily tampered with and pushed-in by an invader. In order to keep your home as safe as possible, it’s truly important to make sure your glass doors are installed properly and professionally. Your glass panels will come with a special coating to keep them reflecting sunlight and insulating the interior of your home. If installed backwards, these panels will not be able to do their job, resulting in energy inefficiency. Aside from being inefficient and easily tampered with, a glass door that is improperly installed can drive you crazy with squeaking and rattling.
Sliding glass patio doors are the most popular sliding glass door project. Older homes with these features were not fitted for environmentally-friendly glass doors, so many homeowners decide at some point to replace their old glass doors for modern, energy-efficient ones. Styling these doors can be a fun opportunity to further personalize the interior design of your home. You can opt for wooden frames or interesting hardware to make your doors special and uniquely beautiful.
Sliding glass door materials:
Starting with a thick pane of glass is important. Our average pane of glass is 6mm, which is a great material for sound-proofing and sturdiness. If you have children or pets, or your doors will be heavily trafficked, we recommend tempered glass over plate glass. In the event of a disaster, aka the shattering of one of those glass panels, tempered glass will break into rounded pieces instead of jagged ones. This makes tempered glass safer in the event of a broken-glass-door emergency. In addition to tempered glass, we offer specialty coatings and glazes for insulation and UV protection. These coatings regulate temperature and light, and they also protect the longevity of the glass by strengthening it against chips and cracks. Aluminum slider assemblies are the most popular track assembly for sliding glass doors. Many people prefer to have aluminum because it’s a lightweight material, which makes it easy to lock and install, and it looks clean and modern. For your locks and handles, we offer stainless steel, black metal, and bronze.
Installation Process + Guarantee:
We make sure our installation process is the most thorough you will experience. When you request a quote, a dedicated expert glass technician will come to your home to take the measurements. This allows us to build or fit the perfect door and track assembly. At Palm Desert sliding door, we offer a professional guarantee with each sliding door installation. Since a glass door is a delicate item, if it is broken or chipped during delivery and installation, we will replace it free of charge. This is another excellent reason to choose our professional installation service over a DIY adventure!