Parts of a Sliding Glass Door

Everyone loves the convenience of a sliding glass door. And what a way to bring in a view. Below is a diagram highlighting the different components of a typical sliding door.

Sliding Door Components
  1. Head – The main horizontal member which forms the top of the sliding door frame.
  2. Sill – The main horizontal member forming the bottom of the sliding door frame.
  3. Insulated Glass – A combination of two or more panes of glass with a hermetically sealed air space between them. Optional argon gas may be used between panes to further improve thermal performance and energy savings.
  4. Hardware – Depending on the brand and type of sliding glass door you purchase, you may have multiple options for hardware. Talk to your dealer or contractor about stainless-steel hardware that meets or exceeds the forced-entry codes in your area.
  5. Jamb – The patio door frame members forming the top, sides and bottom of a sliding door frame.
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