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Philadelphia Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding Patio Doors Give Your Home More Space and Sunlight

In the booming Philadelphia housing market, people are flocking to the densely-packed urban neighborhoods. In traditional Philly row homes and single-family residences, light and space are at a premium. Sliding glass doors help solve both problems.

With large glass panels, sliding patio doors flood the room with natural light. The sliding panel glides along a track within the frame, saving square footage out on your patio and in your home. The extra space and sunlight make sliding glass doors an appealing option for hip neighborhoods in the heart of the city, like Graduate Hospital, as well as the more spacious, natural surroundings of Philadelphia suburbs like Berwyn.

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

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • Colonial style home Colonial Style

    As the birthplace of the United States, it’s no surprise that colonial homes are common in Philadelphia. This architectural style is all about symmetry, and sliding doors fit in with the use of symmetrical squares and rectangles. Colonial style is a throwback to the old world. Brass hardware and grilles add an air of dignity and elegance to your sliding glass door, giving you a style befitting of the Founding Fathers.

  • Victorian multifamily home in the Midwest Victorian Style

    Victorian homes are more common in Pennsylvania than the rest of the Northeast. The style originated in Great Britain and was brought to the original 13 American colonies. Victorian style is ornate and traditional. Wood sliding glass doors can match your intricate interior wood trim. Sliding doors with side windows using sidelights and transom windows add more detail and enhance the existing architecture of your home.

  • French-style wood sliding patio doors French Sliding Patio Doors

    Philadelphians love the traditional, wood look of French patio doors because they fit with their colonial, Victorian, and Cape Cod-style homes. Wooden sliding doors provide the look of traditional French patio doors, but with the added benefit of more usable space because they slide on a track instead of swinging open on hinges. If your windows have grids, add some grilles in the same pattern to match your sliding glass door with your windows for a cohesive look.

  • Modern Sliding Glass Doors Modern Style

    Other Philadelphia homeowners are looking to modernize their traditional homes, whether it’s an addition, upgraded kitchen, remodeled bathroom, or new windows and doors. Modern sliding doors offer smart styling and clean sightlines with minimalist touches. The sleeker, thinner frames give you more glass and visible light. Contemporary styling options are available in wood, vinyl, and fiberglass, giving you more choices in modern colors, finishes, and hardware — some of which still blend well with traditional style. So you can find the best sliding glass door to fit your interior finishes and exterior color palette.

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Recommended Customizations*

The three dominant home architectural styles in Philadelphia — colonial, Victorian, and Cape Cod — feature traditional design elements. Grilles are a great add-on to achieve any of these looks, especially if you desire that colonial symmetry. Add colonial style trim to fit the woodwork in the rest of your home. Brass hardware can provide the old-world feel for your sliding glass door handles. Or explore the modern collection for sleeker, more angular sliding door hardware options.


  • Classic Collection
  • Essential Collection
  • Modern Collection

Grilles and Screens

  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • New England Grille Pattern
  • Victorian 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.

Philadelphia Climate Recommendations

To keep your home comfortable during the next Nor’easter, get Low-E insulating glass with argon. It offers balanced insulation for your sliding glass door — perfect for Pennsylvania’s cold winters and moderate summers. Materials and finishes that hold up to this diverse climate help protect your sliding glass door from the elements.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

Keep warm in the winter by helping to reduce the heat loss from your home. Window panes of glass with Advanced Low-E will help keep your home insulated, blocking out the cold and keeping the heat in.

Durable Materials

Durable Materials

Frequent storms during the winter bring bitter cold and frozen precipitation. Wood with aluminum cladding, vinyl, and fiberglass are low maintenance and can help stand up to extreme weather.

Weather Protection

Weather Protection

Prepare wood doors for bitterly cold winters and semi-humid summers. EnduraClad® and EnduraClad® Plus exterior finishes 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 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.

We Come to You

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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia

See how your neighbors are using sliding glass doors. Check out these patio door projects installed by Pella Windows and Doors of Philadelphia in your area.

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