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Different Types of Glass Doors (With Videos)

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.

Sliding Doors

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.

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Pros Cons
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.

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ProsCons
✅ 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 

Bi-fold Door

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.

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ProsCons
✅ 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 

Stacking Door

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.

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Pros Cons
Easy access to outdoor spaces Higher installation costs
Increases natural light Higher maintenance needs
Space-efficient design Potentially lower security
Flexible ventilation/access

Pivot Door

A pivot door is a type of door that is mounted on a pivot point, allowing it to swing open in either direction.

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Pros Cons
Bold design statement Higher installation costs
Minimal effort to open Higher maintenance needs
Allows for large entrances May not suit all spaces

French Door

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.

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Pros Cons
Facilitates easy outdoor access Potentially reduced security
Increases natural light May lack energy efficiency
Flexible ventilation/access Requires regular maintenance
AUTHOR
Khalil Chahine
Khalil Chahine

Khalil is the owner of Splendid Window Glass Repairs and has over 8 years experience as a glazier specialising in window glass repair, replacement and installations. Khalil takes great pride in his work and prides himself on providing an excellent service to all of his customers, no matter how big or small the job may be.