Ambassador Patio Aluminum Door System - Energy-Efficient Aluminum Sliding Glass Doors in Arizona Are you looking to replace your aluminum glass patio door? A new sliding glass aluminum door will not only add to the beauty of your home but can help save you energy. Energy Shield Windows and Doors offers a diverse selection of doors and can find you the aluminum glass door that's just right for your taste and budget. We're your one stop door and window resource. We'll not only help you select a door, but will help with financing, service, and installation. Call us at (623) 936-3758 or submit the online form on this page to Schedule a Free, In-House Estimate.

Aluminum Sliding Glass Door Features

The Ambassador Patio Aluminum Door system is available in numerous configurations to fill most any opening. Available in 2-Panel, 3-Panel, and 4-Panel systems. Dual finish options will enhance the exterior and interior of your home. Choose a white or tan interior with a bronze exterior to achieve the look you desire. The Ambassador's standard tandem rollers with 1 13/16 diameter wheels use heavy-duty sealed bearings and are combined with a stainless-steel track. This will ensure effortless operation for years to come. The handle hardware finish is available in white, tan, black, or an optional brushed nickel. Available with low-E glass and Argon Gas for maximum energy efficiency. This thermally broken frame system combined with energy-efficient glass and the proven durability of aluminum makes this door system a solid long-term investment in your home.

Advantages of Choosing an Aluminum Door

There are many good reasons to choose an aluminum framed door for your patio door.  Just a few of these include:
  1. Strength. Aluminum is one of the strongest door materials on the market. A good aluminum door can last for decades.
  2. Lightweight. Aluminum is solid yet very lightweight. That makes it easy and quick to install and easy to open and close.
  3. Affordable. Aluminum is much more affordable than other door frame materials, such as wood, fiberglass, or steel.
  4. Corrosion resistance. Unlike steel doors that can corrode or rust over time, an aluminum door will withstand the weather, including the harsh Arizona sun. Extreme temperatures won't affect aluminum.
  5. Recyclable. Aluminum is one of the most recycled materials in the world. That means when it comes time to replace your door, you won't be adding to the mass of building materials in America's landfills.
  6. Won't warp or rot. While wooden frames can rot over time and steel can warp, an aluminum door will hold its shape over time.
  7. Versatility. Aluminum frames come in a rainbow of colors and finishes. There's something to go with every design taste and architectural style.
  8. Permanent finish. Aluminum door frames are finished using a powder coating process. That means the color fuses with the aluminum, so it won't flake or chip as traditional painting can. You'll never have to repaint or refinish your aluminum door frame.
  9. Energy efficiency. Aluminum frames with a thermal block combined with double glaze glass are very energy efficient and can stand up to even the Arizona sun.

Frequently Asked Questions About Aluminum Sliding Glass Doors

If you have a patio, deck, porch, or just an area of your yard you would like to showcase in the interior of your home, an aluminum sliding glass door can bring the beautiful outdoors in. If you want a lot of natural light in a room, it's hard to beat a sliding glass door. A sliding glass door is much more versatile than a fixed picture window. For example, if you want to let in a lot of fresh air, a sliding glass door gives you the most abundant ventilation of any wall opening, with a floor-to-ceiling screened opening that is also an entry and exit door. Sliders feature all the above great functions in one unit. Without the sliding glass door option, you'd have to have a door and a big picture window, side by side, to get the same extent of functionality all on one wall. Sliders also offer better control over air circulation than multi-slide doors. That's because with multi-slide doors you must open at least one panel, whereas with a slider you can simply slide the glass door panel the exact amount you want.
There are lots of good recommendations out there for securing sliding glass doors. They range from adding an alarm sensor, to applying window tinting, to laying a rod in the track, to installing a deadbolt lock that is not accessible from the outside, to directing a security camera onto the door. The most effective is a fool-proof innovative little pin lock designed for sliding glass doors. You simply insert the small metal pin into a hole made to insert it into a small metal plate and the entire door system is immobilized. No panels can be moved. The pin is attached to the door with a tiny chain so that it can’t get lost while not in use.
Aluminum is less heavy than steel, but it’s still exceptionally durable. It is the combination of its very lightweight and long-term durability that makes aluminum an ideal material for large sliding glass doors. The grade of aluminum typically used for sliding doors is highly resistant to dents. It also helps aluminum sliding glass doors glide with ease because of the exceptional strength and lightweight of doors with this type of metal framing.
Naturally, the size of the wall opening you have in mind for your sliding glass door will determine the selection of doors you will want to consider for your home. A sliding aluminum patio door presents a large glass wall area within an attractive frame. Both sliders and multi-slide glass doors allow abundant light and fresh air to flow into your home. But the slider does not have multiple vertical mullions (narrow but visible support members) breaking up the view of the outdoors. So, your unobstructed glass area is larger and sleeker with a sliding glass door. For spectacular wall openings of 13 feet or more, sliding doors are ideal for a sleek look and the perfect view. Often, people come to Energy Shield for multi-slide doors and then choose sliders instead after considering some of the comparative advantages for their particular needs and aesthetic design plans.
The U-value is the level of thermal effectiveness of aluminum sliding glass doors and other door types. More specifically, the U-value measures the predictable heat loss that will occur in your house. A lower U-value means higher insulative performance from a door or window. Energy Shield aluminum doors and windows, including our world-class sliding aluminum patio door options, all come with thermally insulated framing. Modern sliding doors have large expanses of thermal glass. That means you can expect significantly improved U-values and higher energy efficiency in your home from installing updated sliders.
Use a cleaning product type recommended by the sliding glass door manufacturer. Or, you can easily mix your own safe, effective, and cheap solution for cleaning aluminum sliding door tracks. To make a spray cleaning fluid and clean your aluminum door tracks, simply:
  1. Mix equal amounts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
  2. Shake the bottle to mix the contents thoroughly.
  3. Spray along the inside and both outsides of the door track.
  4. Wipe the cleaning solution off and dry the track with a soft dry cloth.
Today’s average cost to install a new or replace an existing sliding glass door ranges from about $400 to $1800. The specific price depends on the sliding door size, the number of panels, the glass type, the framing materials, whether screens are included, etc. Some very large multi-panel sliding glass doors with double- or triple-pane high-performance glass can cost from $1000 to $4000. Get free estimates from sliding glass door installers in your area. Generally, you can expect the labor cost for installing a sliding door to be around $300 to $600.

Aluminum Sliding Glass Patio Doors from Energy Shield Window and Door Company

Energy Shield Window and Door Company makes it easy to choose the patio door of your dreams and have it installed. We buy all of the products we sell directly from the factory, and we pass the savings along to you. We also service all of our products and offer installation and warranties.

How Much will Sliding Glass Aluminum Patio Doors Cost for My Home?

Learn more about getting a quality aluminum sliding glass doors for your Arizona home, call Energy Shield Window and Door Company at (623) 936-3758 or use our online contact form to get a FREE virtual estimate. We've been helping homeowners like you choose good, affordable and attractive doors and windows since 1996.

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