Glass Repair for Sliding Patio Doors

What Kind of Glass is in Sliding Doors?

Patio doors come in many different sizes and arrangements. You can have 1 panel all the way up to 4 or more. There are also different parts of the sliding door to consider.

Where to get replacement glass for Patio Doors

Where you get your glass replacement from will vary depending on what you have. Big companies like Home Depot and Lowes might carry a few glass door inserts but they don’t carry glass for sliding doors. Also, since glass is dangerous to manage and move around glass is not readily available to the public. Most glass contractors, also called Glazing Contractors or Glass Replacement Companies will have accounts at glass manufacturers to purchase all types of glass for these projects. We spoke with a local Phoenix sliding door replacement company to see what an average price is for replacement glass in sliding doors.

Prices for Sliding Door Glass Replacement?

Valleywide Glass LLC – Phoenix AZ

“When it comes to an average price on sliding doors Valleywide Glass would say, the most common is a 34×76 and a 34×92 dual pane glass unit. These range from 500-1000 depending on the size and tint of the glass”
Glaztech Glass Manufacturer

Glass Colors in Patio Door Sliders

Most glass that was installed in doors before the 2000s will be clear glass. The most common now and soon to become the industry standard is Low-E energy efficient glass. This glass can come in all common tints like Bronze and Gray but it’s usually a slight green or blue tint. To learn more about Low-E glass and how it affects the hot and coldness of your house readers can search google for Low-E Glass or check out a glass manufacturer like Cardinal Glass.

Sliding Glass Door Frame Types

You have the frame, this can come in a multitude of building materials. Vinyl, Wood, Aluminum are common sliding glass door frame materials. Frame sizes will vary from the standard sized opening of 72×80 to larger and custom sizes. Keep in mind if you are measuring your patio door for a glass replacement job that the glass will be smaller than the frame(it has to fit inside) and also larger then what you see between the frames (daylight) as it has to go into the frame about a quarter to half inch.

Patio Door Glass Types

All door glass will be tempered safety glass. This is because building codes require it. You can see if your glass is tempered by checking the mark in one of the corners. All tempered glass is marked to comply with safety codes and even though your glass will be tempered it doesn’t mean all glass is the same. You canĀ  have glass in different thicknesses. For most common patio sliders you’ll have 1/8″ thick tempered glass. As the units become bigger they will likely use 3/16 or even 1/4 glass panes with a spacer or seal in the middle completing the overall thickness.

Thanks for reading and if you have any more questions regarding glass repair near you feel free to drop us a line.


Why should you repair your window glass?

Benefits of replacing your window glass

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Energy Efficient Glass is the best

Replacement windows may not be at the top of your list of home improvement projects, but perhaps they should be. When you notice that your windows are foggy, drafty, difficult to close and open, or have rotten frames or sills, it’s time to examine the tremendous rewards of replacement windows. New windows save energy, provide consistent temperatures in your home, improve your home’s curb appeal and increase security. In addition, if you ever choose to sell your home, replacement windows can yield up to a 73 percent return on investment.

How New Windows Can Save You Money

Save Money when Purchasing new windows might seem costly at first glance, but after evaluating your monthly energy savings year after year, it’s one of the best home improvements you can make. Older, single-pane windows are often the source of up to 30 percent of your home’s heat loss. In contrast, energy-efficient replacement windows are designed specifically to keep heat in or out, depending on the season.

New windows keep extreme weather outside. Energy-efficient windows can reduce the demand on your heating and cooling systems by up to 25 percent allowing you to make your home more comfortable at a lower cost.

Premium window insulation. Double- or triple-pane replacement windows are now filled with gas, typically argon or krypton, to help keep energy from escaping your home.
” Low-e” (low thermal emissivity) windows have a very thin coating applied to the glass. This coating reflects various solar waves, such as long-wave infrared energy (or heat) from the sun, keeping your home more comfortable. Combined with double- or triple-pane glass and argon or krypton gas, low-e coatings can significantly improve the thermal efficiency of your windows.
Not only will you see immediate reductions in your monthly costs, but you might be able to receive instant savings offered through rebates for new windows from your utility company. You may also be able to claim a deduction on your income taxes for your energy-efficient replacement windows.

New Glass Improves Home Values

For SaleIf you replace your windows tomorrow and sell your home the following day, you will be able to recoup the majority of your cost. That alone makes it a worthy investment. Better yet, stay in your home and choose new Zen windows you can enjoy for many years to come, knowing they are an excellent investment as well as a beautiful addition to your home.

There are other monetary benefits of new windows. Your property value may increase, which also increases your resale value. An often overlooked benefit of replacement windows is curb appeal. The ever-increasing selection of window types, sizes, colors, hardware finishes and styles allows you to match your windows to your home’s design or update its look. The continuity of your home’s appearance can greatly influence the appraisal of your home. Curb appeal can make or break the sale of a home.

Additionally, replacement windows with multiple locks can also lower your insurance costs. This added value also increases appeal to a potential homebuyer. Emotional security certainly adds to the appeal and perceived worth of your home.

Tons of benefits for replacing windows

The benefits of replacement windows are far greater than the cost. New windows can offer UV protection for walls, fabrics, flooring and furniture, which prolongs the life and quality of your home’s interior. Consider the benefits of new windows for your home and how they can improve your quality of life.