Sliding Glass Patio Doors Product Descriptions

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Aluminum sliding patio door by American Openings

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When you think of Southwestern living, you think of relaxing outdoor living spaces with patios, pools, barbeques and dining areas. You imagine enjoying good times with family and friends against a backdrop of beautiful desert landscapes, sunrises and sunsets. Many homeowners connect their outdoor spaces to their homes with sliding patio doors. However,  patio doors can be significant drains on the monthly energy bills as old, inefficient windows allow radiant summer heat in and cool, conditioned air to escape. That’s why many Tucson and Southern Arizona homeowners are replacing their old patio doors with modern, energy-efficient patio doors from American Openings.

All American Openings sliding patio doors are manufactured at our Tucson, Arizona facility and designed to withstand the extreme climate of Southern Arizona. We use only high-quality components, 100% of which are made in the USA.

Our energy-efficient sliding patio doors are constructed of two panes of glass, specially selected to keep out harmful UV rays and minimize solar heat transfer. The outer pane uses specially tinted Low-E glass to let the light in, but keep heat and certain UV rays out.

The two panes are separated by a highly energy-efficient, Envirosealed WindowsTMspacer to minimize heat transfer along the glass edges. We then fill the space with an inert argon gas to further improve the heat transfer characteristics of the window.

Illustration of an Envirosealed Window spacer which reduces thermal transfer through the replacement window
An Envirosealed WindowTM spacer improves thermal properties of your replacement window

We frame our sliding patio doors with either high quality aluminum or vinyl. We offer aluminum frames in three colors: bronze, sandstone or white. Vinyl frames come in two colors: white or tan. Vinyl has superior thermal insulation characteristics and is wider in dimension than aluminum. Aluminum frames take up less of the window’s viewing space and have superior noise-reducing characteristics.

Any of our sliding patio doors can be built to be an AMERISECURE® shatter-proof security door. Why pay for expensive and unsightly iron bars or screens when you can feel secure with AMERISECURE®?

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Series V-2002 Vinyl Sliding Patio Door. Low-E Glass, Dual Glazed.

Pictured in White. Also available in Tan. Comes with removable screen (not pictured).

  • Energy Star certified
  • 4-1/4” frame depth
  • Two dual-bearing heavy-duty rollers per door
  • Positive-sloped sill for maximum drainage
  • Marine-style glazed panels for durability
  • Interior active panel for security
  • Quadruple-fastened keeper assembly locking mechanism
  • Patio screen door included

Series 2010/2020 Aluminum Patio Door, Low-E Glass, Dual Glazed

Pictured in Bronze. Also available in White and Sandstone. Comes with removable screen (not pictured).

  • 5-9/16” or 3-5/8" frame depth
  • Two dual-bearing heavy-duty rollers per door
  • Positive-sloped sill for maximum drainage
  • Marine-style glazed panels for durability
  • Interior active panel for security
  • Clam-latch locking mechanism, an easy-to-use security lock
  • Patio screen door included