How Much Does It Cost To Replace a Sliding Patio Door?


Cost To Replace a Sliding Patio Door?

With grilling and pool season reaching its peak in the Gulf South, homeowners throughout the region are eyeing up the various outdoor DIY projects they’ve been putting off throughout the year, and wondering “how much does it cost to replace a sliding patio door?”. While basic deck renovations, paint jobs and yard work are by now pretty familiar to most homeowners in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, one question keeps coming back up: How much does it cost to replace a sliding patio door? 

The Cost to Replace a Sliding Patio Door

Budgeting is an essential part of home maintenance, and it is worth educating yourself on the various costs involved, and overall likely outlay before rushing into any aspect of maintenance or construction. That said, most homeowners tend to make decisions about their property based on a cost/ benefit analysis, weighing up the financial investment on the one hand, the improved value of their property, safety of their family, and long-term savings on the other. The cost to replace your sliding patio door differs depending on what kind of door you intend to install. To be able to make an informed decision, homeowners really need to understand not only the cost to replace a sliding patio door, but the often greater cost of deciding not to replace it. 

Why Replace a Sliding Patio Door?

The cost to replace a sliding patio door can put homeowners off, especially if they don’t have immediate access to funds for home improvement work, but anybody with spare funds should really consider this project, which will pay off as an investment on a number of fronts. An elegant patio door which blends seamlessly into the decor of your house and yard will bolster the curb appeal as an immediate feature of the house. A well-fitted and insulated patio door can also drastically reduce your heating costs in the winter and air conditioning bills in the warmer months, as the door seals your home, and prevents the cooled or heated air from escaping. As long-term residents of the Gulf South have come to appreciate during hurricane season, a flimsy or poorly hung patio door is a false economy, as you’ll only end up replacing it after it is inevitably scratched or shattered by the flying debris which characterizes the tropical storm season. 

The Benefits of a Sliding Patio Door

Self Cleaning Tracks

As opposed to a comparatively simplistic entry or ‘front’ door, a sliding glass patio door has a lot of moving parts and a great variety of decisions. Recent technological breakthroughs have ushered in a range of new features, so there has never been a better time to see about changing up your patio doors. Consider self-cleaning tracks, or go for a superior door which makes use of an anodized aluminium track built into the sill itself. An adjustable spring-loaded suspension system will make opening and closing your patio doors a joy, while steel reinforced panels are sure to increase the sturdiness and strength of a multi-panel system. Look forward to years of consistent and steady operation with a self-lubricating sliding system featuring dual tandem wheels. Easy on the hand and ear, these are the ultimate sliding patio doors for the family home, whether they’re leading into a porch, sun room, poolside patio or summer house. 


A final consideration is home security; the cost to replace a sliding patio door is likely much lower than the cost of replacing your goods if they end up being stolen by an opportunistic cat burglar, not to mention the costs to your insurance premiums and emotional wellbeing. There’s a substantial saving to be had on wear and tear as well, when you upgrade from an outdated timber-based system to something more slick and contemporary. 

Acadian Windows and Siding is a proud Louisiana based company with decades of experience. We know about the problems wrought by termites and carpenter arts, the swell of wood in the summer and shrinkage in the colder, drier months. Acadian Windows are manufactured from world-class materials according to constantly upgraded formulas, and expertly fitted by seasoned installation teams who know the region’s climate, and how building materials respond to it. Replacing your door will give you peace of mind and increase your home’s security. 

Slide Open New Views With Acadian Windows 

Acadian Windows and Siding is proud of its reputation as Louisiana and Mississippi’s premier service provider when it comes to windows and doors, and part of the commitment which led to that position is the firm adherence to an internally developed eight stage process on every job.  Pioneered over many years working on door and window projects around the region, Acadian Windows and Siding has developed a key process which is strictly followed on every job, placing customer satisfaction and world-class craftsmanship at the heart of everything we do. From contact with an in house project estimator through to project completion, you can be confident that every stage of your sliding patio door journey will be conducted with care, compassion and professionalism by an experienced and skilled craftsman. 

Of course the cost to replace a sliding door varies enormously depending on everything from the materials you choose to the size of your doorway, the complexity of the installation to the costs of disposing of your previous door. At Acadian Windows and Siding, we bring three generations of window fitting experience to every job, and have developed a winning eight step process to every window and door installation project. We carry a diverse range of patio doors to match every architectural style, and work closely with you throughout the entirety of the project, keeping in touch liaising with you at every stage to ensure that you’re delighted with the end result, which will beautify your home and reduce your heating and cooling costs year by on year. We are also well equipped to offer a full replacement patio door, from a straightforward single panel door through to sophisticated multi-panel sliding configurations.

For an initial consultation with one of our experts, get in touch today using the contact form today.