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Sliding Door Replacement Options

Patio doors are meant to be weatherproof and durable, but after years—and multiple seasons—of wear and tear, handles may break, latches may disconnect and it might be time for a new sliding door. If you’re in the market for a replacement patio door, Glass Doctor® wants to help you understand your door options and why you should call a professional for your replacement.

Patio Door Replacement Options

When replacing an exterior door, you have many glass door options and styles. Choosing the right replacement often depends on your door opening, the patio space and the cost. Here are a few patio door replacement options:

Replacement Options

  • Hinged patio doors or swinging doors
  • Traditional French doors
  • Folding patio doors
  • Sliding glass walls
  • Sliding patio doors
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If you want a sliding door replacement, consider the materials to replace your current panes. If you’re looking for material that will withstand all weather, you might consider vinyl, fiberglass or aluminum patio doors. For a more economical option—that is still durable—you might consider steel doors. Here are some options you have for materials:


From walnut to mahogany, wood offers a variety of finishes and can be easily repaired when scratched. Wood does require some upkeep to avoid damage or warping.


This option requires little upkeep and are reasonably priced and energy efficient. It can, however, dent more easily than other door materials.


This is one of the most cost-effective options, since vinyl is a plastic-based material. Therefore, it can be affected by extreme weather changes.


This option is glass-based, low-maintenance and energy efficient.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel replacements can offer strong installation and are less expensive.

Sliding Patio Doors with Glass Doctor

If you need a sliding door replacement, Glass Doctor has a variety of patio door offers, including patio door frame replacements or full gliding patio door replacements. Glass Doctor offers the following benefits:

  • Energy-efficient glass to reduce energy costs
  • Decorative glass options
  • Free in-home estimates
  • Scheduled appointment times
  • Upfront pricing
  • Qualified glass repair experts

If you need to replace your sliding patio door, our professional experts at Glass Doctor will solve the problem. We will replace your panes, replace your door and provide glass protection. We offer free consultations and will provide an estimate within 24 hours. Call us at 855-603-1919 to schedule an appointment.