6 advantages of glass sliding doors

Are you designing a new home or commercial space, or maybe renovating an existing one? Have you thought about how the doors you choose can make a huge difference to how a space looks and functions?

Glass doors are highly popular in both residential and office settings, but what about sliding glass doors? These systems use tracks and rollers at the top or bottom to allow a glass panel door to slide open horizontally, instead of having to swing inwards or outwards on hinges.

This space-saving door design can be found in all kinds of rooms, from kitchens and dining zones to patios and balconies, from educational and healthcare environments to offices and storage areas.

Being able to use them anywhere is just one of their many advantages – if you’re considering installing sliding glass doors, here are six of the benefits they could bring to your building.


1) Brightening up your space with more light

Just like large windows, glass doors allow sunlight to flood in from the outside. Even for interior areas, replacing solid doors with glass and slimline frames allows light to spread further through the premises, brightening the atmosphere.

Not only does natural light enhance the appearance of your home and provide many health benefits, but using less artificial light during the day will also help to keep energy bills down – which can increase the property value, too.


2) Maximising floorspace so rooms feel bigger

Allowing more light into a room creates the optical effect of a more spacious area, but sliding glass doors do actually help to increase your usable floorspace. This is because they don’t take up extra room by swinging open.

Even if you use frosted glass for privacy, the space will still feel open and airy. The minimal spatial division compared to a hinged door also creates a larger entryway, making it easier to move furniture between rooms if needed.


3) Separating spaces without sacrificing visibility

Understated mounting systems and large glass panels make for uninterrupted views between both sides of the door, which can improve the sense of community in workspaces and help with keeping an eye on children and pets in homes.

Glass sliding doors are ideal for balconies or decks to improve the view of the outdoor scenery. Using tinted glass, partially frosted panels, or some opaque manifestations can achieve a balance in privacy levels if this is a concern.


4) Improving airflow for better ventilation

If some rooms feel especially stuffy at times, replacing traditional doors with lightweight glass sliding doors is a great way to improve the airflow throughout the property, because they typically have larger openings than hinged doors.

They’re also easier to leave partially or fully open without blocking anything. Whether it’s fresh air coming in directly from an exterior sliding door or circulating through interior sliding doors, the whole place will feel brighter and breezier.


5) Elevating aesthetics with modern styles

There are many types of sliding door, including barn doors and pocket doors, and many types of glass doors, including acoustic or fire-rated. There are also different types of glass sliding doors to choose from, with stainless steel mounting systems that can be powder coated in any RAL colour you choose.

This ensures that glass sliding doors will complement pretty much any interior design scheme. As a stylish architectural addition, they invoke a ‘wow’ factor that promises quality and spaciousness, impressing regulars and visitors alike.


6) Easy to use, strong, and secure

Made with toughened glass and lockable, with seals available, glass sliding doors are very durable and secure – in addition to being easy to maintain and improving the flow of foot traffic throughout the property.

As the name suggests, sliding doors simply slide to the left or right to open or close, running along top-mounted or recessed bottom tracks. With a lower risk of trips and straightforward mechanism, they are quiet and accessible.


Should you install sliding glass doors?

With all of these benefits, why wouldn’t you want to make your space feel bigger and brighter with sliding glass doors?

Here at Glass Interiors, we don’t just supply and install glass partitions – we provide all kinds of glass partition systems with or without doors. So, whether you want a single full-height glass sliding door, double doors, or overpanels, we can work with you to design the best system for your needs.

We cover everything from modern office glass partition installation to interior glass walls for houses in the UK, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you would like to discuss glass door partition options for your building.

Call us on 0203 793 5455 or send an email to info@glass-interiors.co.uk to make a start today!