How Much Does it Cost to Install a Sliding Glass Door?

Typical Range:

$1,044 - $3,249

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Published January 10, 2022

Reviewed by Cati O'Keefe, Expert Home Building & Sustainability Contributor.

Written by HomeAdvisor.

Cost of Sliding Glass Doors

average cost to install a sliding glass door is $2,000 or $900 to $5,000.

Replacing a sliding glass door costs $2,144 on average, with a typical range of $1,044 and $3,249. This includes $10 to $50 per square foot for materials and $250 to $1,650 for installation. Larger sizes and additional features like double glazing run up to $7,000 or more.

If you want an entry without compromising the view, a patio door is a great choice. This style is made of glass and lest in a great amount of natural daylight in. Although there are many different options, models with sliding panels are the most common. Keep these cost factors in mind as you plan.

Average Cost of Sliding Glass Doors

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National Average $2,144
Typical Range $1,044 - $3,249
Low End - High End $350 - $6,200

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 1,451 HomeAdvisor members.

Sliding Glass Doors Prices

Sliding glass doors cost $300 to $5,500, not including installation. Square footage affects price the most.

Sliding Doors Prices by Size

Sliding door prices range from $10 to $50 per square foot. You’ll pay more for high-end brands or large sizes with multiple panes.

Prices by Size
8’$500 - $2,500
12’$1,500 - $4,500
16’$2,000 - $5,500

Prices by Brand

Patio doors cost $300 to $3,500, depending on the brand.

Sliding Glass Door Brand Prices
Andersen$1,500 - $3,500
MasterPiece$500 - $1,300
Pella$300 - $2,400
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Sliding Door Installation Cost

Installing a sliding door costs $250 to $1,650 for labor, in addition to $300 to $5,500 for the materials. If you already have a hole in the wall to accommodate a pre-hung unit, you will pay on the low end of the range. If the pro has to remove the old door, adjust the size of the opening or make other repairs before installing the unit, the cost will be higher.

Cost to Install Sliding Glass Door in an Existing Wall

Installing a sliding glass system in an existing wall costs $1,150 to $2,150, depending on the size. This includes cutting into the wall and minor patches to the interior and exterior, but not the door materials.

Cost to Install in an Existing Wall
8’$1,150 - $1,350
12’$1,400 - $1,750
16’$1,650 - $2,150

Cost to Replace Sliding Glass Doors

The cost to replace sliding glass doors is $250 to $1,650, not including the price of materials. This range involves removing the old one and putting in the new one. If you need to adjust the size of the opening, add an extra $12 to $15 per square foot to the total.

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Sliding Glass Door Cost by Type

Specialty sliding glass doors cost $1,000 to $5,500. You’ll pay the most for double glazing or a four-panel design that spans up to 16 feet.

Cost by Type of Sliding Door
Automatic$1,000 - $3,500
Hurricane Impact$2,000 - $3,000
Sound Proof$2,000 - $3,500
Double Pane$2,500 - $3,500
4 Panel$2,500 - $5,500

Automatic Sliding Door Price

Automatic sliding door prices range from $1,000 to $3,500, depending on the size and style. Some manufacturers sell after-market products you can attach to existing panes. This costs $200 to $1,500.

Automating your patio doors can make it easier to get in and out, especially if you’re carrying something. It may need additional cleaning or maintenance to ensure that the track is clear and that the motor system is in good condition.

Hurricane Impact Sliding Glass Door Cost

Hurricane impact sliding doors cost $2,000 to $3,000. This type has tempered glass that can handle high winds with a lower likelihood of breaking. Homeowners might buy this style for its sound-blocking and security benefits, as well.

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Sound Proof Sliding Glass Doors Cost

Sound proof sliding glass doors range from $2,000 to $3,500. The price depends mostly on size, but also on the features used to minimize noise.

Most products that block sound rely on double glazing. This gives better noise control inside the home, but it isn’t perfect.

Double Pane Sliding Glass Door Price

Double pane sliding glass doors cost $2,500 to $3,500. If you want to put blinds between the panes, you can expect to pay $4,500 or more.

Double glazing increases a window’s energy efficiency. This is an important factor because glass doesn’t maintain your home’s indoor temperature to the same degree an insulated wall does.

4 Panel Sliding Glass Door Pricing

A sliding glass door with four panels ranges from $2,500 to $5,500. They cost more primarily due to the larger size. You’ll pay the most for a system with several moving panes.

A 4-panel style is great for when you need multiple openings or you love natural lighting. If you want something that is 16’ long, you’ll probably need at least three to four panels.

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Cost Factors

These price factors can add up to $500 to the estimate:

  • Materials: Wood looks great, but costs the most and is harder to maintain.

  • Features: Grids and pet panels add interest or convenience, but they increase the total.

  • Locks: If you want extra security, plan to pay $20 to $100 more for an after-market lock.

Most pre-hung models come with a screen, but you might have to install one. The ranges from $150 to $500. Retractable screens, which run from $100 to $400, are screens that store in a side channel of the door when not in use, which provides a clear outdoor view.

Sliding Glass Door Costs by Material
Vinyl$300 - $1,200
Wood$1,000 - $3,000
Aluminum$750 - $2,500

DIY Sliding Glass Door Installation vs. Hire a Pro

"You can buy the most expensive sliding glass door on the market, but it won't perform any better than the cheapest slider if it isn't installed plumb and level, and shimmed correctly. Use a 6-foot beam level to help get a perfect fit."

Cati O'Keefe, Expert Home Building & Sustainability Contributor.

Given their size and weight, these doors aren’t usually a DIY job. A single panel weighs about 40 to 60 pounds, and you’ll need at least two people to do the work. A pro can ensure that it’s done properly, usually within a few hours. When you’re ready to search for sliding door installers near you, be sure to read reviews and get at least three quotes before you select a pro.


How do you replace a sliding glass door?

Replacing a sliding glass door includes these steps:

  1. Remove the trim.

  2. Take out each pane.

  3. Remove frame.

  4. Prepare surface for new door.

  5. Confirm it will fit.

  6. Install frame and track.

  7. Place panels.

How do you maintain a sliding glass door?

To maintain a sliding glass door, you should vacuum the track regularly. You may also need to lubricate the track or lock on occasion.

How much is a wall of glass?

The cost to install a glass wall ranges from $1,000 to $5,000, depending mostly on size.

What’s the difference between a French Door and a sliding door?

If you’re debating French Door vs. sliding door, keep in mind that the French style has two panels with multiple decorative panes. Both panels open out, versus slide. A sliding model has only one panel that moves. If you want the best of both worlds, you can get a sliding door with French Door styling.

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