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Custom Luxury Glass Doors for Barndominium | Features & Costs

Key Takeaways

  • Barndominium glass doors provide expansive views and natural light, enhancing the living experience.
  • Customization options allow for unique designs, energy efficiency, and increased property value.
  • Safety features and durable materials ensure long-term performance and peace of mind.
  • Costs vary based on size, style, and customization, typically ranging from $2,000 to over $10,000.
  • Panda Windows & Doors offers expert consultation, design, and manufacturing for these custom solutions.

What is a Barndominium?

A portmanteau of “barn” and “condominium”, barndominiums gained fame when HGTV’s Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed a rundown barn into a stylish home. Since then, the “barndo tribe” has rapidly expanded, especially since early 2020, as more people started working and staying at home. 

A barndominium, or barndo, is a barn converted into a living space. Typically made of metal with a high roof and concrete floor, it combines living and working areas. Barndos are popular for their affordability, low maintenance, and energy efficiency. Key features include an open-concept layout with vaulted ceilings and a rectangular foundation.

Barndominium French Door

A barndominium glass door designed by Panda.

These days, barndominiums are gaining popularity, especially among those who cherish open space living and a connection to nature. With their soaring ceilings and spacious floor plans, they offer design enthusiasts a chance to express their creativity. And one of the most striking features that has emerged in barndominium design is the use of large glass doors.

Most barndominiums are built with a steel frame, which provides the strength to support large glass installations. This is where custom luxury glass doors come in, providing not just an entrance, but a panoramic view that can be tailored to any homeowner’s vision.

Founded in 1991, Panda Windows & Doors specializes in state-of-the-art custom glass wall systems for both residential and commercial spaces. Operating from their manufacturing facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, Panda has been at the forefront of innovation for over 30 years. Their extensive product lineup includes over 80 high-end offerings, such as pivot doors, french doors, folding doors, lift & slides, multi-slides, horizontal sliding walls, and operable windows. These systems are available in materials like aluminum, steel, stainless steel, bronze, solid wood, and aluminum-wood clad.

Panda is renowned for its award-winning designs, engineering solutions, and fast lead times, delivering in just 6-10 weeks to customers throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. Trusted by leading architectural firms and glaziers nationwide, Panda Windows & Doors stands as the premier manufacturer of custom luxury windows and doors in the United States.

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Features of Custom Luxury Glass Doors for Barndominium

Architectural Impact

The first thing you’ll notice about luxury glass doors is their stunning visual impact. These are not just doors; they are moving walls of glass that transform the look and feel of a space. They can be designed to fold, pivot, or slide, disappearing completely to create an unobstructed opening that merges indoor and outdoor spaces.

Imagine a door that pivots, offering a stunning entrance to your barndominium. The elegantly designed front door appears to float as it opens at its pivot point, rather than being attached to the full door jamb on the side. This architectural feature is not only breathtaking but also adds a sense of luxury and openness to your home.

Voyage Select Interior Barndominium 1

An example of a barndominium with a pivot door from our Voyage Select line.

Energy Efficiency and Insulation

But beauty isn’t the only benefit. Today’s glass doors are engineered for performance. High-quality materials and construction mean they can help maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, regardless of the weather outside. With options like double or triple glazing, low-E coatings, and thermal breaks, these doors can be as energy-efficient as they are elegant.

Most importantly, they can contribute to lower energy bills and a reduced carbon footprint, making them a smart choice for the environmentally conscious. Besides that, they can also protect your home from the elements, with strong seals and weather-resistant materials that stand up to wind, rain, and extreme temperatures.

Safety and Durability Considerations

Safety is another critical feature. The glass used in these doors is typically tempered or laminated, making it much tougher than standard glass. It’s designed to withstand impacts and resist breaking, and even if it does, it shatters into small, rounded pieces that are less likely to cause injury.

Durable frames crafted from materials like aluminum or steel not only support the weight of the glass but also resist warping, rotting, and termite damage. This means your investment is protected for years to come, offering not just beauty and functionality but also peace of mind.

For example, you can pair your building’s framing with Panda’s hurricane impact-rated glass doors in your barndominium floor plans for a weather-resistant structure built to last. Our Panda All-Aluminum Hurricane-Rated IMPACT – LIS.14 Lift & Slide, for example, withstood rigorous testing, handling structural loads at 100 pounds per square foot (psf), water infiltration at 20 psf, and air infiltration at 1.57 psf.

Panda All Aluminum Hurricane-Rated IMPACT – IS.14 Lift & Slide

Panda’s All-Aluminum Hurricane-Rated IMPACT – LIS.14 Lift & Slide.

Customization Options

The beauty of custom luxury glass doors for your barndominium lies in the ability to customize every aspect to your specific needs and desires. From the size and style of the door to the type of glass and frame material, the options are nearly limitless. You can choose from:

  • Various operating styles like bi-fold, multi-slide, or pivot doors
  • Frame materials such as aluminum, wood, steel, stainless steel, bronze, or a combination for a unique look
  • Glass types including clear, tinted, frosted, or smart glass that changes opacity
  • Energy-efficient features like double-glazing or UV-protective coatings
  • Custom color finishes to match or complement your barndominium’s palette

By selecting the right combination of these options, you can create a door that meets your aesthetic and functional needs, and reflects your personal style.

Caption: Sample of anodized and powder coat finishes available for our custom doors.  

Costs of Custom Luxury Glass Doors for Barndominium

When comparing standard doors to custom options, there’s a clear difference in cost due to the personalized nature of custom doors. 

Standard doors may range from a few hundred to a couple of thousand dollars, while custom luxury glass doors for barndominium can start from $2,000 and go upwards of $10,000 or more, depending on the specifications.

Factors Affecting Price

The cost of custom glass doors for a barndominium can vary significantly based on several factors:

  • The dimensions of the door
  • The complexity of the design
  • The type of glass and framing material selected
  • Additional features like energy efficiency or smart technology
  • The installation requirements

It’s important to consider these variables when budgeting for your project.

Long-Term Investment Value

Despite the higher upfront cost, custom glass doors are a long-term investment. They enhance the beauty and functionality of your barndominium and increase its value. High-quality doors with energy-efficient features can lead to savings on utility bills and may be a selling point if you ever decide to put your home on the market.

Estimating Your Custom Door Budget

To estimate the budget for your custom glass doors, start by considering the scope of your project and the desired features. Reach out to professionals who can provide detailed quotes based on your specifications. Remember, investing in quality now can save you money in the long run through durability and energy savings.

How Panda Windows & Doors Can Create Your Barndominium

At Panda Windows & Doors, we understand that your barndominium is more than just a building—it’s a lifestyle. Our team is dedicated to bringing your vision to life with custom glass doors that blend seamlessly with your aesthetic and functional needs.

The Panda Process

1. Design: Share your vision for custom glass doors for your barndominium. Our team will assist in selecting the ideal design from our extensive range, ensuring your needs for function, aesthetics, and performance are met.

2. Manufacturing: Our project manager ensures all required materials, including custom hardware, are prepared. We use CNC machines for precise cutting and shaping, followed by assembly by skilled technicians, to create your bespoke glass doors.

3. Quality Control: Each glass door undergoes thorough inspection and testing to ensure it meets our high standards. We provide photos and videos of the final product to confirm quality before packaging.

4. Packaging & Shipping: We wrap each door in protective materials and place it in custom-built crates for safe transit. Whether shipping domestically or internationally, we ensure your order arrives intact and ready for installation.

5. Delivery & Warranty: Upon delivery, inspect your doors and register them to activate the limited warranty. Properly install and finish any wood components within 7 days to prevent environmental damage and ensure longevity.

6. Care & Maintenance: Maintain the beauty and functionality of your Panda products by following our care and maintenance guide. Regular cleaning and proper care will ensure your glass doors provide lasting elegance and performance in your barndominium.

Contact us today and we’ll ensure a hassle-free experience from design to delivery, tailored specifically for the creation of luxurious, functional barndominium.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the Benefits of Glass Doors in a Barndominium?

Glass doors offer a multitude of benefits, including:

  • Expansive views that connect you with the outdoors
  • Increased natural light that enhances the ambiance of your home
  • Easy access to outdoor living spaces
  • Improved energy efficiency with modern glazing options
  • Added property value due to their aesthetic appeal and functionality

How Do Weather Conditions Affect Glass Door Performance?

Our glass doors are designed to withstand a variety of weather conditions. High-quality sealing and glazing options ensure that your doors can handle everything from scorching sun to freezing temperatures. Proper installation and regular maintenance further enhance their resilience against the elements.

What Maintenance is Required for Luxury Glass Doors?

To keep your glass doors looking and functioning their best, regular maintenance is key:

  • Clean the glass with a soft cloth and a non-abrasive cleaner to maintain clarity and shine.
  • Inspect the tracks and hardware regularly, removing debris that could hinder operation.
  • Check the seals and weather stripping periodically to ensure they remain intact and effective.
  • Lubricate moving parts as needed to ensure smooth operation.

With proper care, your custom glass doors will continue to perform beautifully for years to come.

Are Custom Glass Doors Secure?

Security is a top priority, and our custom glass doors are built with safety in mind. They feature robust locking mechanisms and sturdy construction to provide peace of mind. Additionally, options like laminated or tempered glass offer enhanced security against break-ins and accidental damage.

How Long Does it Take to Install Custom Glass Doors?

The installation time for custom glass doors can vary based on the complexity of the project and the installing provider. Generally, the process can take anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days. Consult with your local installer to find out the anticipated length of installation. 

Rest assured our team at Panda Windows & Doors is dedicated to bringing your vision to life with precision, care, and a commitment to excellence. Your barndominium deserves nothing less than the best, and with our custom luxury glass doors, that’s exactly what you’ll get.

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