Alside patio doors buyer’s guide: types, pros, cons, and cost

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Gianna Cappuccio

By Gianna Cappuccio

June 29, 2021

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As a leading manufacturer of sliding patio doors, Alside Windows offers superior quality and plenty of options to suit your style and needs. For the past seven decades, Alside has provided homeowners with stylish, energy-efficient patio doors that fill any room with the beauty of natural sunlight.

If you're interested in patio doors for your home and are considering Alside, allow us to aid you in your decision as we explore the different types of Alside patio doors, their costs, pros, cons, reviews, and whether they're right for you.

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Alside patio door cost

Alside patio doors can cost anywhere between $1,000 and $4,500 depending on the type you install.

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There are four types of Alside patio doors all ranging from two to four panels in varying colors and wood grains. Let's jump in.

Types of Alside patio doors

Alside Promenade sliding patio doors

Alside Promenade sliding patio doors installed in a living room

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Notable features include:

  • Available in two, three, and four-door panel configurations
  • Dual internal and external weatherstripping on the sash
  • Closed-cell foam gaskets for superior sealing
  • Adjustable roller system for smooth gliding

The Promenade sliding patio door collection offers three elevated styles to choose from: Contemporary, Classic, and French. Whichever style you choose to install, Alside promises superior energy efficiency and beautiful detailing.

Constructed with premium vinyl and ultra-efficient insulating components, the Promenade collection offers high-performance glass, a heavy-duty mainframe and sash, multi-chambered extrusions, and steel-reinforced interlocking meeting rails that make for an exceptionally strong structure. The Promenade collection promises optimal views while protecting harsh weather conditions.

Alside 6100 sliding patio door

Alside 6100 sliding patio doors installed in a living room

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Notable features include:

  • White pine wood mainframe substructure, combined with vinyl cladding, provides an effective thermal barrier
  • Dual durometer glazing system absorbs shocks and offers extra weather protection
  • Heavy-duty fiberglass screen with an aluminum frame
  • Structural composite roller system
  • Insulated glass unit featuring double-strength glass

Arguably the most popular of Alside's options, the 6100 sliding patio door offers an expanded glass area for optimal sunlight and beautiful views – no matter the season.

The solid construction and easy operation promise years of exceptional performance and superior durability. For easy cleaning, simply wipe the glass with a damp cloth to ensure your views remain smudge-free.

Alside 5100 sliding patio doors installed in a living room

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Notable features include:

  • State-of-the-art fusion-welded sashes and mainframe
  • Fully weather-stripped at jambs
  • Brass interior handset
  • Precision-engineered for maximum energy savings

Alside's 5100 sliding patio doors are precision-engineered for maximum energy efficiency, providing natural light while insulating your home and helping you save on heating and cooling costs.

These sliding glass doors are masterfully crafted, gliding on dual adjustable steel wheels with steel ball bearings, ensuring that they will always remain on track.

Alside A170 sliding patio doors installed in a living room

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Notable features include:

  • Fusion-welded construction delivers long-lasting strength and durability
  • Sturdy 4-1/2″ frame depth and 1" wide integral nailing fin with 1-3/8″ set back for added structural integrity
  • Adjustable dual tandem roller system on a stainless steel track ensures easy operation
  • Two, three, and four-panel configurations available

The A170 series patio doors visually brighten every room with their expanded glass area. The solid construction and easy-glide operation offer worry-free maintenance and easy cleaning.

Alside’s commitment to Energy Star and energy efficiency

Each of Alside's patio doors offers superior thermal performance thanks to the ClimaTech insulated glass package.

The optional ClimaTech insulated glass packages combine multi-layered, Low-e glass, argon gas, and the Intercept Warm-Edge Spacer system. ClimaTech is more energy-efficient than single or clear insulated glass systems, allowing them to exceed the performance requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy. When deciding on your Alside patio doors, be sure to determine the optimal glass package required for your home and climate zone.

Not only will the insulated glass package aid in energy savings, but you may be eligible for an energy tax credit depending on your state's utility incentives and renewable energy policies.

Pros and cons of Alside patio doors

Pros of Alside patio doors

Variety of materials: Alside offers patio doors made from wood, vinyl, and aluminum, offering superior structural integrity and optimal insulation to protect against air infiltration.

Wide range of styles, colors, and decorative accents: Alside's patio doors can be configured into two, three, or four panels with many different styles to choose from. You could install beautifully crafted French doors in a host of colors such as beige, dark oak, or cherry. Further elevate your patio doors with brushed chrome handles and decorative grid patterns.

Warranty: When you invest in Alside patio doors, you'll be thrilled to learn that they are backed by a lifetime limited warranty.

Cons of Alside patio doors

Wear and tear: As with every household item that is well-used over time, Alside patio doors could suffer regular wear and tear. For example, the rigidized vinyl in the patio door sash frames may be prone to cracking, warping, peeling, flaking, blistering, and corroding.

Are Alside patio doors any good?

Alside patio doors are an excellent choice for any home. With plenty of styles to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect set of doors to suit your style and bring plenty of natural light into your home. Not only will the doors enhance any room in your home, but their energy-efficient properties may lower your heating and cooling costs.

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