Sliding Glass Door Sizes
Whether you’re building a new house or remodeling your home, a sliding glass door is a great addition that brings the outdoors in and seamlessly allows fresh air and sunlight into your home.
You may be surprised to learn that sliding glass doors come in a variety of sizes.
At Glass Doctor®, our technicians are equipped to help you pick out the best sliding glass door in the perfect size for your home. From custom sizes to custom upgrades – like patterned glass – our technicians are here to fix your panes.
Read on to learn how to choose the right size sliding glass door for your home.
Not sure what type of glass door is right for you? Learn more about Glass Doctor glass door solutions.
What Is Considered a Standard Sliding Glass Door Size?
A standard sliding glass door is 80-inches tall with a width varying from 60 inches to 72 inches depending on the space. In most homes, doorframes are measured to a standard size to make door replacements easy. Sliding glass doors typically consist of two sections: 1) a fixed glass panel and 2) a sliding glass panel – though, three-panel doors are also available.
Other sizing options include:
Two-Panel Sliding Glass Doors
Standard two-panel sliding glass doors are 80-inches tall and come in varying widths. The width of the door listed below refers to the entire width of the unit, not just the part you walk through. The actual door opening will be slightly less than half the width of the door.
Common widths for two-panel sliding glass doors are:
- 60 inches, or 5 feet
- 72 inches, or 6 feet
- 96 inches, or 8 feet
Three-Panel Sliding Glass Doors
Three-panel sliding glass doors are, understandably, much larger than two-panel sliding glass doors.
Standard widths for three-panel sliding glass doors are:
- 108 inches, or 9 feet
- 144 inches, or 12 feet
Sliding Glass Door Heights
Outside of the 80-inch standard height, there are two other common sliding glass door heights:
- 82 inches, or 6 feet 10 inches
- 96 inches, or 8 feet
Sliding Glass Door Size vs. Cost
The total cost of a sliding glass door will vary based on several key factors:
- Size (larger sizes are typically more expensive)
- Materials (what the door and frame is made of)
- Upgrades (textured, patterned or colored glass, non-standard hardware)
Remember, the framing material and hardware can play a significant role in the cost of the door. In general, a standard-sized (80-in x 60-in) two-panel sliding glass door will be the most affordable option.
However, it’s important to remember that a sliding glass door is an investment. If you have any desire to add a larger or custom-built sliding glass door to your home, it’s better to do so now, rather than to replace a smaller door in just a couple years.
Create Custom Sliding Glass With Glass Doctor
At Glass Doctor, we’re proud to offer custom glass solutions for sliding glass doors. Our local technicians frequently work with homeowners to replace existing sliding door glass panes and to repair the mechanisms that make sliding glass doors slide.
For most glass doors, we recommend safety, or tempered, glass. This type of glass is ideal for doors, as they will not break into sharp, jagged pieces in the event of an accident.
Additionally, we recommend that homeowners consider:
- Low-E glass that blocks harmful UV rays from damaging the carpet and furniture in your home.
- Insulated glass units (IGUs), or double pane windows, for increased energy efficiency.
Additional custom glass solutions include tinted or textured glass and units with internal blinds, which are all available via your local Glass Doctor.
Choose Glass Doctor for Sliding Glass Door Solutions
Whether you need help selecting, installing, repairing or replacing a sliding glass door in your home, our expert technicians are here to help. Our custom glass solutions and glass repair services will fix your panes. Call (855) 603-1919 today or schedule an appointment online to get started.