7 Standard Sliding Door Dimensions You Need To Know

Sliding glass double doors

When discussing upgrading or replacing sliding doors there are a few things you should take into consideration regarding the products available. With more choices than ever, one needs to know the standard sliding door dimensions. It is also a good idea to consider the operating style, surface area, whether it is an interior or exterior entryway, and if you want a solid design made from material like wood or vinyl, aluminum, or glass.

Even knowing whether you will need a patio screen door can save you time and help you avoid another trip to the store. Additionally, tending to measurements properly may provide the needed information to know the slider opening to determine the right size of curtains you need to get for any of these types. [toc]

Standard Sliding Door Size

There are a few standard sizes when it comes to the different types of sliding doors. These, in particular, will be those without glass, made from materials suitable for closets, and exterior, or interior doors.

The standard height of sliding doors is 80 inches tall, with panels typically anywhere from 60 inches to 72 inches wide.

Standard sliding door size

Each of the panels is placed in a track around the frame of the door. The sizing of the tracks depends a lot more on the thickness than the length, but you will need to get a track that fits the length as well.

Non glass sliding doors typically only come in the two-panel option, making the standard total lengths 5 feet, 6 feet, or 8 feet. The measurements for each panel should not exceed 5 feet long (60″).

If a larger space is needed to be covered, additional panel sections can be added. There are always options for custom products when desired, as well as to have the products made to order.

Standard Sliding Glass Door Measurements

As with the above-mentioned standard doors there are a few standard sizes for glass sliders as well. These are most commonly used for exterior doors, but can always add a decorative element indoors as well.

There are two popular sliding glass door sizes, which are 6 feet 10″ (82″) and 8 feet (96″). The standard heights for all of these doors are also 80″ to match the others. 

The standard lengths for glass door sizes are typically 60″ to 72″ wide.

Two panel glass sliders can often measure: 5 feet (60″), 6 feet (72″), or 8 feet (96″).

Three panel glass sliders can often measure: 9 feet (108″) or 12 feet (144″).

Modern bedroom with sliding glass doors

As with the standard sliding doors these can have two or three panels, and if so desired, more custom options of four or five panels.

Most manufacturers offer homeowners the option to order a custom product designed to fit your opening. However, carefully inspect your opening and get precise measurements, as they do not typically allow refunds of your order.

When in doubt, have a company representative or skilled contractor take the measurements so there is no problem with installation and loss of money.

Sliding Screen Door Width and Height

The most common widths for sliding screen doors are 36″ and 48″, with a height of 80″.

Sizes of sliding screen doors

The screen door will depend on the size of the sliding glass door selected from the available company‘s products. The glass slider and the screen have the same dimensions.

This measurement does not include the frames for the glass, regular panel, or screen doors.

Select the same size and brand when using a screen and slider to make installation easier.

Size For Sliding Closet Door

The standard size of a sliding closet door is 6 feet long (72″) by 80″ tall. This will be a two panel slider.

Closet sliders are a great space-saving option for homeowners, as they do not need as much clearance as, say bi fold doors or those with standard swing mechanisms.

Because of that great feature, products made from materials such as vinyl, composite, or wood are very common for closets and have a standard size. Like all products, the dimensions can be custom-sized to meet any needs.


Sliding closet door sizes

These types of closet doors are measured by not including the frame, as the frames are typically a more decorative part of the design. The size of the door, when open or deflected, will determine the dimensions required for both screens and curtains.

Sizes of Sliding Barn Doors

Another type of sliding design are barn doors, which have been growing in popularity. The sliding barn door typically only has one panel, as it can slide in or out of place.

The standard width of barn doors is 3 feet (36″), 4 feet (48″), or 5 feet (60″) by 80″ to 84″ high.

Sliding barn door

Barn doors do not have frames; they have a track placed above the existing frames. This being said, they also need to be a little bit raised off of the floors since they are in tracks located above the door frame. This means the panels are often a little raised above the opening and are attached to track hardware.

The barn door should be hung at least 6 inches from the ceiling to ensure no difficulty operating and installing the door hardware. Check with the specific product hardware instructions to ensure you have adequate clearance from the ceiling to install and operate the rolling wheels on its track.

Curtain Size For Slider Door

The curtain size is the only time you need to take the frame size into account. The curtain rod should be about 2 to 6 inches longer than the frame of the slider.

As for height, the same rule applies: 2 to 6 inches above the frame. The curtains themselves can either hang a few inches off the floor or can touch the floor if it is desired.

Large curtains that are 84 inches high provide about 3 inches above the door frame and 1 inch below the frame and are the most common size for curtains over a glass slider. Small curtain sizes should be avoided as they may interfere with the sliding process and components.

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