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Sliding Doors - Marvin Canada

November 10, 2022

A sliding door can typically be defined as “a door drawn across an aperture on a groove or suspended from a track, rather than turning on hinges.”

While this description is technically accurate, it doesn’t even come close to conveying the allure of a sliding door. Neither does it discuss the multitude of reasons to choose a sliding door to surpass the function of other types of doors.

Just as the reasons for choosing sliding doors over others are many, the multiple benefits of having done so are easily evident once the doors are installed.

It’s difficult, if not impossible, to overemphasize the attributes of sliding doors. The benefits of choosing sliding doors for your project may include:

  • ease of use; one-handed operation
  • limitless customizability
  • anchors the style of the building
  • can communicate a traditional or modern attitude
  • open and close without disturbing the placement of household items nearby
  • exterior sliding doors offer a connection to the outdoors via unobstructed views
  • ideal for high-traffic areas with a simple egress

Coordinate or Complement

Sliding doors are an excellent way to add interest to a space. They create visual interest while still maintaining privacy where desired. Sliding doors are perfect for spaces that require both seclusion and openness, like a bathroom or kitchen.

When it comes to sliding doors, adaptability is key. They can be used to create flow within a larger space. For example, sliding doors can be used to either separate two rooms or areas within a home or to connect different parts of a house together.

In addition, they can be used in conjunction with windows to provide additional light and ventilation. The versatility of sliding doors makes them ideal for any room in the house. Whether functional or decorative, there’s a sliding door that will work perfectly for your project.

Historically Speaking…

Sliding glass doors were first introduced around 1900, and they’ve become a popular choice for homeowners looking for energy efficiency and style. But did you know that these doors aren’t new? In fact, they go back thousands of years.

It is commonly believed that sliding doors are relatively recent inventions. They’re not! In fact, the earliest known reference to a sliding glass door was found in Egyptian tombs dating back to 3000 BC.

Since then, of course, sliding glass doors have gone through many changes and improvements. From the original wooden sliders to the sleek aluminum ones we see today, sliding glass doors have evolved over time as have other elements of buildings.

Sliding doors are great architectural additions and are versatile enough to use both inside and outside. They’re perfect for creating outdoor patios and providing access to storage spaces.

There are many types of sliding door designs to be used internally and externally. Internal sliding doors slide within the frames of the building itself, whereas external sliding doors open onto an exterior wall. External sliding doors are usually made of wood, metal, or fiberglass.

Internal sliding doors are typically made of glass, aluminum, or steel. Some manufacturers offer insulated versions that keep heat outside during the summer or cold air out during winter months.

External sliding doors are available in several different materials. Aluminum is lightweight and durable, making it ideal for commercial applications. Fiberglass is strong and weatherproof, making it popular for homeowners who live in areas where severe weather is common.

Marvin Canada Sliding Doors

Marvin Canada’s sliding doors are available within the Signature, Elevate, Essential and Infinity product collections. A wide selection of attributes regarding sizes, energy efficiency and aesthetics is offered over the range of these collections. All of Marvin Canada’s products emphasize quality and performance and the sliding doors are no exception.


Your Marvin Canada door and window specialist is available to consult on your project. Marvin Canada has an enticing selection of sliding doors that any homeowner can appreciate.



Marvin experts are experienced in working with architects, builders and homeowners to ensure your vision becomes a reality.

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