St. Louis Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding Doors Add More Style in Less Space

St. Louis is a city known for its architectural history, so it’s no surprise that there’s a diverse mix of home styles. In neighborhoods like the Gate District and Forest Park you can see a centuries-old Victorian house right next door to a modern or contemporary home. But no matter where your house falls on the street, a sliding glass door is a stylish upgrade with a flexible design.

With two large glass panels and a door that glides along a track within the frame, sliding glass doors are a popular addition as an entrance to a patio. Only one panel is operable and instead of folding or swinging open, the doors slide, opening up additional space for furniture or decor in your kitchen and outdoor living space.

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

  • sliding door screen Sliding Screen Door In a city with a seasonal mosquito problem, screens1 are an important addition to your sliding glass door. Patio screen doors allow you to open up your home on a sunny St. Louis day without bringing in a host of insects along with the fresh air. Retractable screens, in particular, are popular in the area. A retractable screen door protects your entrance from bugs when you open up your home to a breeze and then rolls away into a self-storage system when not in use so you get clear, untinted, and undivided sunlight.
  • Traditional wood, French-style sliding glass doors Sliding French Doors

    French patio doors offer a traditional elegance that appeals to owners of older homes. But many people still prefer a sliding door operation over a swinging door in that space. Wooden sliding glass doors look like French doors, especially if you add a traditional patio door handle or square grilles. Sliding French patio doors fit many classic home styles like Victorians or Tudors as well as more modern American Craftsman houses and bungalows.

  • Sliding Door Walls Large Sliding Patio Doors

    The connection between indoor and outdoor spaces is a critical component of summertime entertaining. Homeowners in St. Louis prefer oversized sliding patio doors that create wider entrances for this high traffic area. When not in use, wide sliding glass doors create the appearance of a large glass wall that brings in more sunlight and makes the outside environment feel like a part of your interior decor. With minimalist, contemporary styles, sliding patio doors can appear nearly frameless and maximize the benefits of glass.

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

    Covering sliding doors with blinds or curtains can take away from the space-saving advantages. Between-the-glass blinds offer the privacy and sunlight control homeowners need without getting in the way. Built-in blinds are installed between two glass panels and operated without a long, dangling cord that could endanger pets and children. Since they’re permanently sealed inside the sliding glass door, they’re protected from dust and damage.

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*


Whether you live in a charming Queen Anne-style home or a cool craftsman, you can customize your sliding door with trim, finish, and hardware options that suit the style of you and your home.

Even screen and grille choices can vary widely by home style. A traditional grille pattern might complement a Tudor revival home, while prairie-style grilles might be more at home in a bungalow.

Traditional Grille Pattern
Traditional Grille Pattern
Custom Grille Pattern
Custom Grille Pattern
Victorian Grille Pattern
Victorian Grille Pattern
Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Plazo Matte Black
Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Plazo Matte Black
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
Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Ambrose Satin Nickel
Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Ambrose Satin Nickel
Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Ambrose Antique Brass
Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Ambrose Antique Brass
Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Ambrose Bright Brass
Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Ambrose Bright Brass
Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Ambrose Oil-Rubbed Bronze
Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Ambrose Oil-Rubbed Bronze
Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Ambrose Matte Black
Classic Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Ambrose Matte Black
Essential Collection – Standard Bright Brass
Essential Collection – Standard Bright Brass
Essential Collection – Standard Satin Nickel
Essential Collection – Standard Satin Nickel
Essential Collection – Standard Oil-Rubbed Bronze
Essential Collection – Standard Oil-Rubbed Bronze
Essential Collection – Standard Matte Black
Essential Collection – Standard Matte Black
  • InView™ Screen
  • VividView™ Screen
  • Rolscreen® Retractable Screen
  • Conventional Fiberglass Screen

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

St. Louis Climate Recommendations


Both winter chills and summer humidity are a regular occurrence in St. Louis. The swinging seasonal temps bring rain, snow, and everything in between. In a diverse climate, additional protection is important for the long-term performance and beauty of sliding patio doors.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection.

Get year-round protection with Advanced Low-E insulating glass. The added protection helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the hot, humid summer.

Durable Materials

Durable Materials.

Fiberglass and vinyl are low-maintenance materials that can help stand up to the ever-changing St. Louis weather. These materials have long-lasting finishes to help resist wear from the sun as well as the elements.

Glass Glazing

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.

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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