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Cincinnati Sliding Glass Doors

Sleek Sliding Doors Modernize Your Patio

Cincinnati has centuries of architectural history, yet most homeowners are choosing styles popularized in the last several decades. Sliding glass doors became a common element of these modern architectural designs that emphasized large panels of glass and stylistic simplicity.

In addition to simple style, sliding doors offer easy operation. The single functional glass panel glides effortlessly along a track within the door’s frame. Sliding glass doors are also easy to design around, providing more usable space than a patio door that opens completely or swings on a hinge.

Commonly known as: sliding patio door, sliding door, exterior sliding door, gliding door, sliding deck door, gliding patio door

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • built in blinds Sliding Patio Doors with Built-in Blinds

    There’s a growing trend in Greater Cincinnati for between-the-glass blinds. Sliding glass doors with blinds on the inside provide the control over privacy and sunlight of traditional blinds with the convenience of having them out of the way. Positioned between two glass panels, built-in blinds are protected from dust and damage.

  • Sliding Screen Door Sliding Screen Doors

    With summer weather that tends to be warm and humid, Hamilton County attracts a large number of mosquitos. Many homeowners add sliding screens1 to their patio doors so they can enjoy the moderate weather while keeping the insects out. Retractable screens, in particular, are growing in popularity in the area. A retractable screen door rolls away into a self-storage system when you’re not using it, so you can get maximum sunlight through your sliding glass door.

  • French-style wood sliding patio doors Sliding French Doors

    Sliding glass doors were not around at the time most historic Cincinnati homes were built, but they are still commonly used to open up older homes. A sliding French door is a historic throwback that combines a classic, wood look with modern convenience and operation. Traditional French doors open on a hinge. Wood sliding glass doors come in the same styles with traditional grille and hardware options that mimic the old-world feel of French patio doors.

  • Modern Sliding Glass Doors Modern Design

    A variety of modern styles are popular in the Greater Cincinnati area: Craftsman, mid-century modern, and Prairie. Large concentrations of modern homes can be found in Amberley, Turpin, Watch Hill, Mt. Airy, and Western Hills. But the modern interior design trend lives on in homes all over the metro with homeowners updating their homes with modern sliding patio doors that use strong, sleek lines, a mix of textures and metals, and natural elements like wood to create a wall of glass.

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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Recommended Customizations1

Minimalist modern sliding glass doors feature no adornments beyond their clean, angular hardware and maybe a simple, rectangular grille pattern. French-style wood sliding patio doors have more flair, with grilles creating divided light, smoother handles with rustic or shiny, metallic materials. Find more customizations here.


  • Classic Collection
  • Modern Collection

Grilles and Screens

  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • 12-Lite Prairie Grille Pattern
  • 14-Lite Prairie Grille Pattern
  • Prairie Grille Pattern

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

Cincinnati Climate Recommendations

In addition to mosquito protection in the warm and humid Cincinnati summers, your sliding glass door may need other features to help keep your home comfortable.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

Get year-round protection with Low-E insulating glass. The added protection helps provide balanced insulation from colder winters and moderate summers.

Durable Materials

Durable Materials

The Cincinnati climate experiences some extreme weather changes. Wood with exterior aluminum cladding, vinyl, and fiberglass are low-maintenance materials that can stand up to all seasons.

Glass Glazing Protection

Glass Glazing

Glazing on your patio door glass panels can help seal out the weather — including those harsh temperatures — and help you maintain a cool and comfortable home climate.

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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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

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