Northern California Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors draw in more California sun

The weather on the West Coast is ideal for patios. You have the luxury of enjoying your outdoor entertaining space year-round. A sliding glass door connects the inside of your home to the beautiful weather, bringing in more sunshine and uniting your indoor and outdoor entertaining areas.

Sliding door panels are large panes of glass that glide along a track and stay within the frame. This patio door style provides large openings to the outdoors and leaves more room for furniture, decor, and movement.

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

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Popular Local Trends & Styles


Large glass panels allow you to admire your outdoor environment but can leave little room for privacy. California homeowners are opting for between-the-glass blinds to provide cover for their sliding patio doors without getting in the way. Built-in blinds allow you to choose how much light you want to let in and close off your big glass panels at night — all without getting in the way of foot traffic or operation of the sliding door.

  • sliding door screen Sliding Screen Door Northern California has seen more than double the number of mosquitoes in recent years in cities from Fresno to San Jose. Sliding patio screen doors are increasing in popularity as a result. Screens1 let you bring in the fresh air from a Diablo wind while keeping the mosquitoes out. Self-closing screen doors shut with a simple nudge so the bugs are kept at  bay.
  • Traditional wood, French-style sliding glass doors Sliding French Patio Doors

    Traditional wood patio doors are as popular on the San Francisco Peninsula as they are up in Lake Tahoe. Many homeowners choose to combine the elegant look of French patio doors with the ease-of-use of sliding doors. Wooden sliding doors achieve the classic French look but give you the usable space that standard swinging French patio doors lack.

  • Sliding Door Walls Modern Style

    Homeowners replacing sliding glass doors are upgrading to a more contemporary style. Modern sliding doors feature sleek styling and clean sightlines. The frames are thinner, which gives you more natural light and the appearance of an even larger sliding glass door. Modern styles are available in wood as well as vinyl and fiberglass, so there’s a contemporary choice for every budget and you can find the best sliding glass door for your home.

  • Sliding Patio Doors with Blinds Sliding Glass Doors With Built-In-Blinds

    Large glass panels allow you to admire your outdoor environment but can leave little room for privacy. California homeowners are opting for between-the-glass blinds to provide cover for their sliding patio doors without getting in the way. Built-in blinds allow you to choose how much light you want to let in and close off your big glass panels at night — all without getting in the way of foot traffic or operation of the sliding door.

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 Customizations*


Minimalist sliding door hardware pairs best with the modern style and provides a clean, simple look for your home. Square grille profiles add a touch of style and complement contemporary designs. There are several sliding glass door screen options, including screen doors that are retractable or nearly invisible.

Traditional Grille Pattern
Traditional Grille Pattern
Cross Grille Pattern
Cross Grille Pattern
Top Row Grille Pattern
Top Row Grille Pattern
14-Lite Prairie Grille Pattern
14-Lite Prairie Grille Pattern
Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Plazo Polished Chrome
Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Plazo Polished Chrome
Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Plazo Polished Nickel
Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Plazo Polished Nickel
Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Plazo Matte Black
Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Plazo Matte Black
Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Plazo Satin Nickel
Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Plazo Satin Nickel
  • Self-Closing Sliding Patio Door Screen
  • InView™ Screen
  • Rolscreen® Retractable Screen
  • Conventional Fiberglass Screen

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

Northern California Climate Recommendations


From the San Francisco Bay to the Sierra Nevada mountains and the valleys in between, Northern California has a broad range of climates. Low-E insulating glass helps protect against the California sun. Materials and finishes that can hold up to the area’s diverse climate help preserve the look and performance of your sliding patio door.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

In the unprecedented drought and dry conditions, SunDefense™ Low-E Insulating Glass with Argon can help block a significant percentage of the sun’s heat and ultraviolet rays. Low-E insulating glass helps keep your home comfortable on those frequent sunny days.

Durable Materials

Durable Materials

Wood with aluminum cladding, vinyl, and fiberglass can stand up to all kinds of weather. These materials have long-lasting, low-maintenance finishes to help resist wear from the sun.

Weather Protection

Weather Protection

Prepare wooden patio doors for the humid coastal winds, salty ocean air, and abundant sunshine. EnduraClad® and EnduraClad® Plus exterior finishes help resist fading and look great for years.

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 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 and installation warranty and service agreement that cover your products and their installation – including labor – for up to 10 years. See 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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Sliding Glass Door Projects in Northern California


Find inspiration for your sliding door project with local examples from San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Tahoe, Fresno, and surrounding areas.

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