What to Know about Sliding Glass Door Sizes

Whether you’re building a new house or remodeling, 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 and configurations. But don’t worry, we’ll break down the nuances of each one so you can find the perfect size for your space.

At Glass Doctor,  are equipped to help you pick out the best sliding glass door with the right measurements. From standard sliding glass door sizes to custom upgrades — like patterned glass — our technicians are here to help you select and install your panes.

Read on to learn how to choose the right size sliding glass door for your home as we discuss:

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What are Standard Sliding Glass Door Sizes

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A standard sliding glass door is 80 inches tall with a width varying from 60 to 72 inches or larger, 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.

You can explore other sizing options below to get a better idea of what works for your space.

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

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Once you’ve landed on the right sliding glass door size, it’s important to consider height. The last thing you want is a door that doesn’t fit in your room.

Outside of the 80 inch standard height, there are two other common sliding glass door height options:

  • 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 are made of)
  • Upgrades (textured, patterned or colored glass, and 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 than to replace it in a couple years to avoid extra repairs.

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 them slide.

Glass doors, require safety, or tempered, glass. This type of glass is ideal for doors as it will not break into sharp, jagged pieces in the event of an accident.

Additionally, we encourage homeowners to consider:

  • Low-E glass that blocks harmful UV rays from damaging the carpet and furniture in your home
  • Insulated or double pane glass, for increased energy efficiency

Supplementary 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, our expert technicians are here to serve you.  

Our standard sliding glass door sizes, custom glass solutions, and repair services will surely upgrade the look of your home. Call (855) 603-1919 today or schedule an appointment online to get started!