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Waterloo Sliding Doors

Save Space and Add More Natural Light with Sliding Doors

When space is at a premium, sliding doors are especially helpful. Because they glide along a track instead of swinging into or out of a room, it eliminates the need for clearance around the door, creating more usable floor space. Plus, they are less likely to carry snow or rain inside onto your flooring than their hinged counterparts, a plus for Iowa’s variable climate.

Sliding doors made of glass also help to welcome more natural light into your home with wide expanses of glass and the ability to add extra panels. The Cedar Valley region has seen an uptick in new construction, and of the new homes being built, contemporary, mission, and Prairie styles dominate the trends. Sliding doors are versatile and the variety of styling options available allow you to match your sliding door to your home style.

Commonly known as: sliding patio door, sliding door, sliding deck doors, gliding door, glass pocket door, accordion door, folding door

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  • Custom Size Panel Custom Sizes and Multiple Panels

    Don’t settle for the standard when it comes to your sliding doors. With Pella doors, you can customize the size and frame along with other options to fit your design, and then choose from a variety of pre-finished stains and colors. No matter your desired style — modern, traditional, or contemporary — there is a sliding door that can serve as the perfect finishing touch for your home.

  • sliding patio door options Sliding Patio Door Options

    The options for customizing your sliding door are plentiful and include color, style, and configuration. Black sliding patio doors are trending in popularity alongside black window frames to give a home a stark contrast and modern look. Waterloo and Cedar Falls homeowners seeking to create an elevated look are choosing a variety of sliding door options including multi-slide patio doors or folding doors. Sliding doors aren’t just for patios anymore, either. Modern homeowners are using sliding, folding doors, and multi-slide doors indoors as well.

  • sliding door hardware Sliding Door Hardware

    Add personality to a sliding door with great hardware. Typically the only visible hardware on a sliding door is the handle, but these handles can be customized to match your style and finish preferences. Sleek minimalist hardware in polished or satin nickel can complement a more modern aesthetic, whereas a distressed bronze adds to a rustic look. Standard white on a white door ensures that the handle blends seamlessly into the look to minimize it against the background.

  • Modern Sliding Glass Doors Modern and Contemporary Sliding Doors

    Waterloo area homeowners, especially those who are first-time buyers, are often looking to update their home. Contemporary glass doors, with smart styling, clean sightlines, and virtually unlimited design choices, can help you achieve whatever style or aesthetic you desire for your home. Choose from a variety of wood types, colors, finishes, and hardware to add personality to your doors and complement whatever design choices you already have in place. For homeowners who want the best of both worlds, adding a screen1 to your sliding glass door can offer exactly that. Invite a cool summer breeze into your home without having to worry about fending off an invasion of bugs. There are different types of patio door screens, with a variety of materials, to suit whatever works best between your home and patio.

1Warning: Use caution when children or pets are around open windows and doors. Screens are not designed to retain children or pets.

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Privacy is important — particularly when you live in a more populated area. You can add privacy to your sliding door by choosing between-the-glass blinds. These blinds allow you to add privacy and style, while keeping them protected from dust and out of the way of your door operation.

Modern designs are popular in the Waterloo and Cedar Falls area. Sliding doors with more glass and less frame offer an updated look. In addition to more glass, square grille profiles complements the contemporary design.

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  • Classic Collection
  • Modern Collection
  • Essential Collection

Grilles and Screens

  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • Victorian Grille Pattern
  • New England Grille Pattern
  • Custom Grille Pattern
  • Self-Closing Sliding Patio Door Screen
  • InView™ Screen
  • Rolscreen® Retractable Screen
  • Conventional Fiberglass Screen

1Not all customizations are available in all Pella product lines.

Waterloo Climate Recommendations

Diver Climate

Diverse Climate

Prepare for bitterly cold winters and semi-humid summers with Pella Impervia®. This strong fiberglass, for both windows and sliding patio doors, is durable enough to help withstand extreme heat and subzero cold.

Help Keep Out Cold Air

Help Keep Out Cold Air

Waterloo is no stranger to cold temperatures in the winter months. If you want to help keep the cold air out, invest in Impervia® sliding doors. They are energy efficient and will help block the cold air from breaching the warmth of your home.

Low E Insulating

Insulating Glass

Pella® offers windows and doors with Advanced Low-E Insulating Glass and AdvancedComfort Low-E Insulating Glass, both with argon, to help keep your home insulated from Waterloo’s chilly winters and moderate summers.

Why Choose Pella?

Customized with You in Mind

Pella windows and doors are made specifically for your home because one size doesn't fit all. With access to many materials, colors and options, including exclusive snap-in options for shades, blinds and grilles, along with smart home products and a proprietary finishing process that helps provide a quality finish.

Built to Last

Pella products are backed by some of the strongest window, door and installation warranties in the business. When installed by a Pella branch, your project is backed by our Pella Care Guarantee, our package of product warranties, installation warranty and service agreement that covers your products and their installation — including labor — for up to 10 years. See the written limited warranty for details, including exceptions and limitations, or contact Pella Customer Service at 877-473-5527.

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An in-home consultation can help you explore all options and get a professional opinion on what will work best for you. During the consultation, local window professionals can come to your home to assess your window replacement needs and understand your priorities and budget.

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A Pella Windows & Doors of Eastern Iowa expert can help you pick out a window that fits your home — and your style. Find your local Pella representative to schedule a free in-home consultation, measurement, and estimate.

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Sliding Glass Door Projects in Waterloo

Inspiration for your next project: check out how other homeowners in your area have incorporated patio doors into their home with Pella Window and Doors of Waterloo.

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