Sliding Glass Walls for Patios
Dive into the options for sliding glass walls for patios.
By: Sean McEvoy
Whether you're thinking about adding a new entrance to your existing patio or designing an entrance for your brand new outdoor space, you may want to explore the possibilities of sliding glass walls for patios.
The benefits of sliding glass walls are many, starting with the purely aesthetic—they offer an almost entirely unobstructed view of your outdoor living space, and connect the outdoors and indoors almost seamlessly. As opposed to French patio doors or traditional sliding glass doors, sliding glass walls generally span an entire room or even the entire side of a home, creating a truly "open" feel and allowing for maximum efficiency of entry and exit.
Some things to consider if you're thinking about a sliding glass wall for your outdoor space are cost and energy efficiency. Newer types of sliding glass walls can be fairly economical as well as quite energy efficient, however, keep in mind that higher-end models can be expensive, and even the most energy efficient models are, still, fundamentally massive pathways for heat or cold to enter or escape the home.
Pros and cons aside, there's no denying that a sliding glass wall can make for a truly beautiful addition to any home and an elegant transition from indoors to outdoors.
See also: Deck and Patio Design Ideas
Patio Materials and Surfaces
Learn about the different options for patio materials and surfaces.
Get all the info you need on pebble patios, so you can add an attractive, efficient and economical hardscape to your backyard or outdoor living space.
Find out all you need to know about patio tiles, plus browse great pictures for inspiration.
Explore options for paver patios and learn how to create an attractive and durable outdoor space.
Concrete patios can add value and beauty to any outdoor living space. Get tips and tricks on how to design and build these outdoor gathering spaces.
Brick Paver Patios
Learn about your options for brick paver patios and explore design ideas for your outdoor living space.
Learn all you need to know about flagstone patios and browse design options for your outdoor space.
Dive into the options for beautiful, long-lasting slate patios.
Wrought Iron Patio Furniture
Get familiar with the ornate and durable designs available for wrought iron patio furniture.
Cast Aluminum Patio Furniture
Get the info you need on cast aluminum patio furniture and explore styles that will help make your outdoor living space a stylish destination.