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Salt Lake City Sliding Glass Doors

Upgrade Your Salt Lake City Home with Sliding Glass Doors

Welcome more natural light into your home with the addition of sliding glass doors. Consisting of two or more panels of glass, these doors slide within the frame of the door rather than swing, requiring less floor space and allowing you to fill that space with furniture.

Whether you are building a new home or renovating, sliding glass doors can offer benefits that normal doors do not. Salt Lake City experiences cold winters and hot summers, and sliding glass doors can help seal your home from the outdoors and limit temperature fluctuation. Sliding glass doors can also complement any style, and even add a modern touch to a historic home.

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

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • bungalow style Bungalow Style

    Salt Lake City is host to a diverse collection of architectural styles, but Bungalow-style homes are among the most popular. Sliding glass doors are the perfect complement for Bungalows, especially, because their functionality can help create the illusion of a larger living space in addition to providing more natural light and a pathway to the patio area.

  • colonial style Colonial Style Even in the modern era, Colonial-style architecture is prevalent throughout Salt Lake City. Commonly built with brick and complete with wood trim and wooden columns painted white, Colonials are sophisticated on the outside, with an emphasis on a formal living room inside. Add instant style to this space with a sliding glass door for easy access to your outdoor patio area.
  • sliding doors with screen Screen Doors1

    For homeowners who want the best of both the indoors and outdoors, adding a screen to your sliding glass door can offer exactly that. Invite a cool summer breeze into your home without having to worry about fending off bugs and other pests. There are different types of patio door screens, with a variety of materials, to suit whatever works best between your home and patio.

  • custom Custom Sliding Doors

    In Salt Lake City, architectural styles can vary wildly from one neighborhood to the next. There is a special emphasis on honoring the original architecture of older homes, which is why customization is important when making improvements. Pella sliding doors are built-to-order in both standard and custom sizes, and available in 2-, 3- or 4-panel configurations.

1 Warning: 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

When you live in a Bungalow or an old-fashioned Colonial, you can customize your sliding door with trim, finish and hardware options that suit the style of you and your home. Even your screen and grille choices are varied to suit a number of different home architectural styles.

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

2Warning: Use caution when children or pets are around open windows and doors. Screens are not designed to retain children or pets.

Salt Lake City Climate Recommendations

Salt Lake City’s semi-arid continental climate is defined by four distinct seasons. The winters are cold and snowy and the summers hot and dry, with two transition periods in between that are prone to modest or light rainfall. Spring is the wettest time of year in Salt Lake City, thanks in large part to the influence of the Pacific Ocean and the storms that it brings to the area. But area homeowners also can’t underestimate the lake effect of the Great Salt Lake during the winter months, when there are frequent snowfalls as the temperature drops.

energy efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Pella utilizes Low-E insulating glass with argon to help keep your home insulated during cold winters and hot summers.

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Rainy Weather

With persistent clouds and drizzle nearly all year round, consider investing in moisture-resistant patio door materials, such as fiberglass or vinyl.

diverse climate

Diverse Climate

Prepare for cold winters and hot and dry summers with Pella Impervia®. This strong fiberglass is durable enough to withstand extreme heat and subzero cold.

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.

Explore Your Options with an Expert

A Pella Windows & Doors of Salt Lake City expert can help you pick out a patio door 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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Frequently Asked Questions

  •   What factory-prefinished stain and paint colors are available on Pella products?
    • Wood Windows and Patio Doors – Wood interiors offer more design flexibility — windows and patio doors can be stained or painted to match your decor.  Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's wood products.

      As part of Pella Corporation’s commitment to environmentally-friendly practices, we use Water-Based Green Chemistry. Our factory-applied stain is water-based, which significantly decreases the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted into the air.

      Fiberglass Windows and Patio Doors – Available in colors offering the quality look of painted wood — including a dual-color option. Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's fiberglass products.

      Vinyl Windows and Patio Doors – Pella's unique vinyl formula is performance-tested for excellent weathering, durability, and color retention. Solid- and Dual-Color frames are available. Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's vinyl products.

      Fiberglass and Steel Entry Doors – You'll save time and finishing costs when your entry door arrives prefinished in your choice of paint or stain color that will look beautiful for years. Explore interior and exterior finish options for Pella's fiberglass and steel entry doors.

  •   How do I apply paint or stain to my Pella wood windows and patio doors?
    • Learn how to paint your wood interior finish, prepare products for finishing, finish removable grilles, select the right paint or stain and more in the Pella Help Library.

  •   What general maintenance is required for my Pella windows and patio doors?
    • Pella recommends you inspect your windows and patio doors at least annually as part of a home checkup. Maintenance can prolong the life of your Pella windows and doors and will help ensure maximum warranty coverage.

      As needed, clean, repaint or restain your windows and patio doors, and recaulk around them to help maintain optimal performance. Also, be sure to regularly check for leaks and improper drainage above or around vents and sprinkler systems that may subject your windows and patio doors to prolonged water exposure.

      Review the Maintenance section of the Pella Window and Patio Door Owner's Manual for additional details about how to properly maintain the interior and exterior of your Pella windows and patio doors.

  •   How do I choose the right paint or stain for my wood windows?
    • Stained Wood Interior Finish – Pella strongly recommends the use of a good-quality pre-stain wood conditioner before staining Pella windows and patio doors to reduce the possibility of a blotchy-looking, uneven finish. Ask your paint or finishing professional to recommend a pre-stain wood conditioner, a stain and a finishing coat that are compatible.

      Painted Wood Interior Finish – The most important consideration to make when choosing your paint is good blocking resistance — the ability of a paint to resist sticking. Failure to use a high-quality paint with good blocking resistance may result in a window or door that sticks shut, even after the paint has dried. Ask your qualified paint professional to recommend a paint with good blocking resistance. Don't simply rely on a paint's price or brand name in making your selection. Expensive paint may not necessarily offer good blocking resistance. Also, ask your paint professional to recommend a wood primer and paint that are compatible and whether sanding is required between coats of paint.

      Explore the factory pre-finish options available for Pella's wood products.

  •   Which Pella doors are available with SmartKey® Technology?
  •   How do I clean my Pella windows and patio doors? What can I use to clean them?
    • Clean the interior and exterior frame surfaces with warm, soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Stubborn stains and deposits may be removed with mineral spirits. Or Pine-Sol® can be applied with a clean, dry cloth or towel. Do not use abrasives. Do not scrape or use tools that might damage the surface. Should you need it, touch-up paint is available at the Pella Window and Door Showroom nearest you.

      Clean the window sill using the brush attachment on a vacuum and vacuum off any debris.

      It is normal for water to accumulate in the sill and track. On products with weep holes, the water is intended to drain to the outside via the drainage or "weep" holes.

      • To clean the weep (drainage) system, check to make sure that the weep holes are clear of obstruction (dirt, sand, or building materials).
      • To clean the weep holes, use a small, soft brush to clear the opening. Weep holes may be located both inside and outside the window in the bottom of the frame. If the window is "stacked," there may be weep holes between the units.


      • Do not use abrasive or caustic solvents as they may damage your windows or patio doors.
      • Do not scrape or use tools that might damage the surface. 
      • Do not power-wash.

      Review the Cleaning section of the Pella Window and Patio Door Owner's Manual for additional details about how to properly clean your Pella windows and patio doors.

  •   How do I lock and unlock my sliding patio door?
    • The thumbturn lock is located behind or above the door handle. To lock the door, turn the thumbturn lock to a vertical locked position. The locking system will engage when the door is closed. To unlock the door, turn the thumbturn lock in the opposite direction to a horizontal position.

      If your sliding patio door is equipped with a footbolt lock, it has two positions. One allows the door to be latched when it's about 3 inches open; the other provides extra security when the door is fully closed.

      To engage the lock, move the lock handle toward the side of the door. To disengage the lock, move the lock handle toward the center of the door.

      Review the Sliding Patio Door Screen section of the Pella Window and Patio Door Owner's Manual for additional details about the operation and care of your sliding patio door. If you continue to have difficulty, request a service visit consultation from your local showroom or call (800) 242-1008 to find a Pella service location nearest you.

  •   How do I remove the screen from my sliding patio door?
  •   Can I paint my Pella® fiberglass windows or patio doors?
  •   My fiberglass sliding patio door won't lock tight. How can I fix this?
    • The lock latch throw may need to be adjusted so that your patio door will lock properly.

      To adjust the lock latch throw, open the door and flip the lock to extend the lock latch. Turn each of the four adjusting screws counterclockwise to decrease the lock latch throw.  Adjust both the upper and lower lock latch for proper operation and tighten the screws.  Close the door to ensure the lock latch is secure or readjust as necessary.

      If your sliding patio door still doesn't seem to lock tightly you may need to adjust the latch or the strike on the frame.

      To adjust the latch or the strike on the frame, open the door and loosen the four screws on the strikeplate. Adjust the strikeplate up or down to align with the door lock, then tighten the screws to secure the strikeplate in position.  Close the door to ensure the proper alignment or readjust as necessary.

  •   My patio door is hard to open and/or close. How can I fix this?
    • Over time, dirt and debris can get in or on the track (including the rollers), making it harder to open and close the door. To make your patio door easier to open and close, use a vacuum cleaner with the brush attachment and clean out any dirt and debris in the track below the sliding panel. 

      If you're still getting resistance after cleaning the track, watch the video as the patio door rollers may need to be adjusted.

      Adjust the rollers up or down to make sure the edge of the movable door panel is parallel to the side of the door frame. The adjustment holes are located on either side of the movable door, near the bottom. To adjust the rollers, remove the plastic hole cap and use a long shaft Phillips-head screwdriver to turn the adjustment screw clockwise to raise the end of the door, or counterclockwise to lower it. Open and close the panel to test for proper operation. If necessary, repeat the adjustment process on the other side of the panel. When the adjustments are complete and the door is operating properly,  replace the plastic caps.

  •   How do I remove the panel on my wood sliding patio door?
    • Click the link below for the appropriate instructions on how to remove/replace the movable/vent door panel for your wood sliding patio door based on the product vintage. The fixed panel should not be removed. 

      Sliding door vent panel removal/replacement instructions for Architect Series® (12/2005-current), Designer Series® (3/2005-current) and Pella® 450 Series Model 4 (5/2016-current) sliding patio doors.
      Sliding door vent panel removal/replacement instructions for Designer Series (1992-2/2005) sliding patio doors.
      Sliding door vent panel removal/replacement instructions for Pella 450 Series (1991-current) sliding patio doors. You'll need the instructions for removing the sliding door handle, found HERE, as well.

      We try to include information for a large portion of our various products and vintages; however, we do not have every older set of instructions available online.  If you have questions regarding non-current product not found on our site, visit and submit a request to Pella Corporation's customer support team or call (877)-473-5527 for further assistance.

      If you need additional assistance with your sliding patio door panel visit or call (877) 473-5527 to find a Pella service location nearest you.

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*Reduction in sound based on OITC ratings of Pella Lifestyle Series windows with respective performance package compared to a single-pane wood or vinyl window with an OITC of 19. Calculated by using the sound transmission loss values in the 80 to 4000 Hz range as measured in accordance with ASTM E-90(09). Actual results may vary.