Aluminum sliding doors: delivering performance and aesthetics

As homeowners across the US look to maximize the potential of their gardens and outside spaces, the popularity of sliding doors has soared – a trend that shows no signs of slowing. Alongside the ability to break down the barriers between indoor and outdoor spaces, sliding doors are able to make buildings feel bigger, brighter, and more practical. 

The desire to transform a house into a unique space is one that is held by many discerning homeowners. And no matter where their initial inspiration is found, the first critical step to a successful home improvement project starts with research and planning. After all, with typical home improvements representing a significant investment, it pays to be completely sure – sure that the improvement will suit their property, sure that it will look the part, and sure that it will create the light-filled and usable space they envisage.

In recent years – whether as part of a refurbishment or extension – sliding doors have become a much-sought feature of modern homes. To ensure these home improvements continue to look the part and function with ease long after installation, many homeowners are selecting aluminum as their material of choice.

Supporting fabricators and installers to fulfill this increasing appetite for aluminum glazing solutions, Reynaers Aluminium US is leading the way in performance and style when it comes to sliding doors.

Uncompromising performance and aesthetics

Naturally, when incorporating more glazing into the envelope of a building, there are three critical factors that must be considered: thermal efficiency, performance, and aesthetic appeal.

Featuring double and triple glazed options, Reynaers’ leading sliding door solution, CP 130, boasts a U-value as low as 0.27 Btu/hr∙ft²∙°F to deliver industry-leading levels of thermal insulation. For end-users, that enables them to enjoy the views and seamless practicality of sliding doors, without having to compromise the efficient performance of their home, nor the appearance of their sliding doors. Alternatives, such as uPVC or timber, for instance, require thicker frames to provide the necessary strength and performance of sliding doors, while aluminum offers slim profiles and practically uninterrupted views.

Precision engineered, the slim and innately strong aluminum CP 130 profile provides excellent levels of security and weather resistance, alongside everyday usability. In-built features, including a lift-and-slide mechanism, enable doors to be opened with even the lightest of touches – no matter their size. Rigorously tested for their performance and durability, installers can be safe in the knowledge that CP 130 sliding doors will continue to move with ease for years to come.

Enabling creative freedom

Alongside the uncompromising performance of CP 130, the modern aluminum solution from Reynaers equips fabricators with flexible design solutions. In practice, that makes it possible to help homeowners introduce large expanses of uninterrupted glazing into their properties to achieve an entirely unique look. When it comes to Reynaers’ sliding door solutions, expertly engineered characteristics open up greater design freedom, making CP 130 perfectly suited to even the most complex and innovative designs.

As well as a typical single-wall configuration, CP 130 enables corners to be opened up in their entirety, even removing the need for a fixed corner post. With a pair of perpendicular doors that meet in the corner, homeowners can enjoy a remarkable architectural feature that effortlessly removes the barriers between their indoor and outdoor spaces.

Powder-coated for further protection and to facilitate low maintenance once installed, Reynaers’ aluminum profiles are available in a virtually infinite range of color options, enabling them to be customized to perfectly suit their environment. With a comprehensive range of handles and accessories also available, aluminum sliding doors from Reynaers enhance practicality and accessibility.

With many options and configurations to choose from, aluminum sliding doors are leading the way in home improvement projects. To deliver the very best in performance and aesthetics, explore the benefits and application possibilities of CP 130 at or email