Dutch Doors With Glass: 6 Styles to Choose From

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Dutch Doors are fun and stylish.

Let in breeze and freshen up your home.

Add some glass lites. Increase natural light.

Syle it with textured or decorative glass inserts.

View our selection of Dutch door with glass.

Jeldwen Aurora Fiberglass Dutch door with sidelights. Model A-5944 Mahogany grain. Factory Split finish; "Sable" stain exterior and "Eggshell" painted interior.

1. Half Lite Glass Inserts

A ½ lite glass that spans almost the entire surface of one leaf (typically top) of a Dutch door.  Most folks go for a half lite as it provides more natural light indoors. Traditional and Cottage style Dutch doors look elegant with a clear tempered glass top.

36"x80" Plastpro DRS12C Single Fiberglass Exterior Dutch Door. Smooth Surface Painted Hott Jazz Red. Half Lite Clear Glass Insert. Installed in Huntington Beach, CA.
Plastpro half glass clear dual pane 36” Single Red Half Door. 36"x80" Model DRS12C Fiberglass. Smooth skin. Split finish. Factory painted Hot Jazz exterior and white interior. Clear glass. Emtek EMTouch Brass hardware in Flat Black. Installed in Huntington Beach, CA.

Half-lites complement Rustic style Dutch doors with decorative wrought iron grilles. Add a decorative obscure glass top, and you get an added layer of privacy.

Rustic 72"x80" Plastpro DRA2A Fiberglass Double Half Door. Installed in Alta Loma, CA.
Rustic 72"x80" Fiberglass Double Dutch Doors. Rustic grain, factory painted. Priscilla glass with wrought iron. Emtek Nashville hardware in Oil Rubbed Bronze. Installed in Alta Loma, CA.

As a rule of thumb, more glass = higher price. Because of this, half-lite Dutch doors come at a steeper price point compared to those with less glass.

32"x80" Plastpro DRS00 Fiberglass Dutch door. Installed in North Tustin, CA.

Tracy wanted an exterior Dutch Door to the pool as it was convenient. She also wanted increased visibility to keep an eye on the kids when they were at the pool.

We installed a Dutch door with double half lites. That’s one on each leaf. She now has an undisturbed view of the pool from her home.

2. Dutch Doors with Nine Lites

9 lites are half-lites divided into 9 SDL (Simulated Divided Lites) grids.

These are not 9 separate panes, but a single large sheet of glass. It’s fabricated to give the appearance (simulated) that it’s made of 9 separate glass panels.

9-lite clear glass SDL’s look stunning on traditional/ colonial style Dutch doors. Especially if your entrance is large enough to accommodate sidelights.

Jeld-Wen A5944 Single 32"X80" Dutch With Two 12" Inch Sidelites. 9-Lite SDL Door, 5-Lite SDL Sidelights Low-E Glass. Mahogany Grain Skin Factory Painted Swiss Coffee. Kwikset Kevo Electronic Deadbolt And Dakota Handleset in Venetion Bronze. Installed in Coto De Caza, CA.
Jeld-Wen A5944 Single 32"X80" Dutch With Two 12" Inch Sidelites. 9-Lite SDL Door, 5-Lite SDL Sidelights Low-E Glass. Mahogany Grain Skin Factory Painted Swiss Coffee. Kwikset Kevo Electronic Deadbolt And Dakota Handleset in Venetion Bronze. Installed in Coto De Caza, CA.

3. Single (Top) Lite Glass Insert

A top lite is a single glass panel placed on the upper 1/3 of Dutch door top leaf.

Having the glass at the very top ensures that burglar cannot reach in and open a door. Even if they manage to break the glass.

Top lites come in clear and decorative glass options.

They go well with Traditional, Cottage and Craftsman-style doors.

64"x80" (double 32") Plastpro DRG60 Fiberglass Black Double entry door, active door Dutched. Plastpro DRM60. Oak Skin. Top Lite Clear Glass Inserts. Installed in Huntington Beach, CA.
Black Double Doors with only active door ‘Dutched’. 64"x80" (double 32") Plastpro DRM60 Fiberglass. Oak grain. Clear glass top lite. Emtek Franklin hardware in Satin Nickel. Installed in Huntington Beach, CA.

4. Dutch Doors With 2 and 4 Lite SDLs

A single top lite can be divided into 2 or 4 grids.

  • A single top-lite divided into two is a 2 lite SDL.
  • A top lite that’s divided into 4 lites is a 4 lite SDL.

Both 2 and 4 lite SDL’s go well with Traditional, Cottage and Craftsman-style doors. 4 lites look great on double Dutch doors as well.

36″ x 80″ Plastpro DRS60 Fiberglass Dutch door. Installed in Costa Mesa, CA.
36″ x 80″ Plastpro DRS60 Fiberglass Dutch entry door. Smooth skin, factory painted custom colors. Interior and exterior grids over clear glass. Emtek Baden hardware in Satin Nickel. Installed in Costa Mesa, CA.

5. Three Lite Glass Panels

3 lite panels are taller SDL’s placed on the top part of the upper Dutch leaf.

They are a great complement to the long shaker style in Craftsman Dutch doors.

Most folks go with clear glass, as it gives a minimalist and elegant look.

Craftsman Single 36x80 Fiberglass Exterior Dutch Door. Plastpro DRS3CG Smooth Skin Painted Black. 3 Lite Clear Glass. Installed In Huntington Beach, CA.
Black 36″ x 80″ Craftsman Fiberglass Dutch Door with glass. Plastpro DRS3CG000. Smooth skin, clear glass. Emtek Wilshire hardware in Polished Nickel. Installed in Huntington Beach, CA.

6. Six Lite Dutch Doors (Craftsman Style)

A 6 lite SDL is like the 3 lite SDL. The only difference is that it has a horizontal SDL bar which creates 6 faux divided lites.

This glass option too goes will with Craftsman-style doors.

Craftsman Single 36"x80" Fiberglass Dutch Door with 2 Sidelights. Plastpro DRF3CG000 Front Entry. Fir Grain Painted Swiss Coffee. 6 Lite Clear Glass Inserts. Installed in Mission Viejo, CA.
Craftsman 36"x80" Plastpro DRF3CG000 Fiberglass Dutch Door with 2 sidelights. Fir grain, factory painted Swiss Coffee. 6 lite clear glass. Copper Creek Colonial Fashion hardware in Tuscan Bronze. Installed in Mission Viejo, CA.

Are you interested in upgrading your entryway with Dutch Doors + Glass?

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