Frosted glass or tempered glass for sliding window door?

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Posted by: from Ottawa
2/28/2018 at 6:46:09 AM

There is a door in my dinning room which opens to my garden. I'm planning to replace that door with a sliding garden door. I don't want too much sunlight to enter the room. I just want the right amount of natural light in the room.

How do you think frosted glass will look on it? Or should I go for the tempered glass?

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Date/Time2/28/2018 at 9:08:23 AM

Hi Rony here from NorthGuard we highly recommend you to go with mini blinds because you can control how much sunlight you want to come in. And FYI all sliding doors glass is tempered.

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Date/Time2/28/2018 at 9:48:19 AM

Hi concerning your new Garden doors they should already be tempered glass. Concerning frosted glass that is totally personal preference. You can always have a film installed on the clear glass after they are installed there are companies that can give you many different options with films that are squeegeed over top of your glass to get the look you want as well as the sunlight you desire. Hope this helps you out

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Date/Time2/28/2018 at 9:53:57 AM

Hello Wilson,

Tempered glass does not block any light, it's just the process that allows the glass to crumble instead of break into shards. Frosted glass is nice but can be very expensive. As the gentlemen above mentioned, a door with a mini blind inset in the glass may be a an option?

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Date/Time2/28/2018 at 9:56:14 AM

By law patio doors have to be tempered

A tinted film can be professionally added to the glass

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Date/Time2/28/2018 at 10:07:54 AM

Depending on what how much privacy you want both will allow sunlight in.

Personally I like to see nature, so I vote clear tempered glass

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Date/Time2/28/2018 at 10:27:10 AM

I prefer tempered glass since it opens to your garden and it is private, this way you can enjoy looking at your garden while sitting in the dining room. Adding a curtain or blinds on your window will give you control over the amount of sunlight to your dining room.

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