Different Types of Glass Doors
I’ve worked with lots of different glass doors over the years. I’ve seen simple ones, fancy ones, and everything in between. I know what makes each kind special and where it fits best. In this article, I’m going to tell you about the different glass doors you can choose from. This way, whether you’re fixing up your home or your shop, you’ll know which door to pick.
A sliding glass door is a type of door that consists of a glass panel that slides horizontally along a track to open and close.
|✅ Enables easy access to outdoors||❌ Lower energy efficiency due to seal gaps|
|✅ Allows ample natural light entry||❌ Maintenance-dependent operation|
|✅ Saves space (no swing area needed)||❌ Potentially reduced security|
Lift Sliding Door
A lift sliding door is a type of sliding door that is designed to lift up and slide along a track to open and close.
|Easy access to outdoor spaces||Potentially higher installation cost|
|Allows for ample natural light||Requires more maintenance|
|Space-saving design||May have reduced security|
|Enhanced energy efficiency|
A bi-fold door is a type of door that consists of several panels that are hinged together and fold up like an accordion when opened.
|Easy access to outdoor spaces||Expensive to install|
|Ample natural light entry||Requires more maintenance|
|Space-saving design||Potentially reduced security|
|Flexible ventilation and access|
A stacking door, also known as a sliding folding door, is a type of door that consists of several panels that slide along a track and stack up against each other when opened.
|✅ Easy access to outdoor spaces||❌ Higher installation costs|
|✅ Increases natural light||❌ Higher maintenance needs|
|✅ Space-efficient design||❌ Potentially lower security|
|✅ Flexible ventilation/access|
A pivot door is a type of door that is mounted on a pivot point, allowing it to swing open in either direction.
|✅ Bold design statement||❌ Higher installation costs|
|✅ Minimal effort to open||❌ Higher maintenance needs|
|✅ Allows for large entrances||❌ May not suit all spaces|
A French door is a type of door that consists of a pair of doors with glass panes extending the full length of the doors. Each door is hinged and swings open in the middle, allowing for access to the space beyond.
|✅ Facilitates easy outdoor access||❌ Potentially reduced security|
|✅ Increases natural light||❌ May lack energy efficiency|
|✅ Flexible ventilation/access||❌ Requires regular maintenance|