Patio Doors

Patio Doors offer easy accessibility to a patio, garden or backyard while providing natural light and an unobscured view of the outdoors.

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Patio Door Type

Sliding Patio Doors
Hinged or French Patio Doors
Multi-Slide Patio Doors
Bifold Patio Doors
Sliding Patio Doors
Sliding patio doors are made up of panels of glass that slide open horizontally.
Sliding doors do not swing open, requiring less space to operate. They bring in large amounts of fresh air and natural light to create bright and airy spaces. Find inspiration for your home when you look through our wood, fiberglass and vinyl sliding patio door selection.
Why Sliding Patio Doors?
More Usable Floor Space
For Any Style Home
Easy to Operate

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a left vs. right venting sliding patio door?

    Viewing from outside the home, a right-venting sliding patio door means it will slide open from left to right, and a left-venting sliding patio door means it will slide open from right to left.

  • What's the difference between French doors and sliding doors?

    French doors are hinged at the side and can either swing in or out, depending on what works best for the space. They are a traditional choice that adds an elegant feel to the home. Sliding patio doors glide open on a track, meaning they require no additional space to operate. These doors add a contemporary touch to the home. Learn more differences between hinged and sliding patio doors.

  • What is the most energy efficient sliding patio door?

    Pella offers patio doors with exceptional energy efficiency that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® standards in all 50 states.1 Our patio doors are offered with a variety of different glass options to meet the energy efficiency needs of different regions. Therefore, the answer to this question is dependent on where you live. Please reach out to a Pella expert if you'd like more information.

  • How do you measure a sliding patio door for replacement?

    Measure the width and height of your existing patio door with a tape measure. Follow these instructions to ensure you take accurate patio door measurements.

  • Where do sliding glass doors work best?

    Sliding glass doors work great in tight spaces and areas where your furniture is close to the door. Sliding patio doors, unlike hinged doors, require no additional space to operate.

  • Are built in blinds for patio doors worth it?

    Between-the-glass blinds on patio doors increase privacy and block out light. They harbor fewer allergens and require less cleaning since they are protected from dust, damage and little hands. If it’s important to you that these concerns are addressed, then the cost of built-in blinds may be worth it.

  • What are the types of sliding glass doors?

    Pella offers two types of sliding glass doors: sliding patio doors and multi-slide patio doors. Sliding patio doors are available in 2-,3- and 4-panel configurations. Multi-slide patio doors feature expansive panels that slide open, stacking against each other or tucking away out of sight into a wall pocket.

Hinged or French Patio Doors
French patio doors, also called double doors or hinged doors, swing in or out.
French patio doors typically consist of one or two doors that swing open. The swinging operation creates a grand entrance into a backyard or patio area, adding timeless style to any home. Explore the vinyl and wood hinged patio doors.
Why Hinged or French Patio Doors?
Grand Entrance
Sophisticated Style
Versatile Designs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What's the difference between French doors and sliding doors?

    French doors are hinged at the side and can either swing in or out, depending on what works best for the space. They are a traditional choice that adds an elegant feel to the home. Sliding patio doors glide open on a track, meaning they require no additional space to operate. These doors add a contemporary touch to the home. Learn more differences between hinged and sliding patio doors.

  • Do both doors open on French patio doors?

    Double-hinged French patio doors have two panels that part in the middle. In some designs, both panels are operable, while in other designs, one panel is fixed and the other is operable.

  • Can French doors be locked?

    Yes, French doors can be locked with the included hardware. Optional multi-point locks can further increase the security in your home.

  • How do French doors open?

    French doors are hinged at the side and swing open and closed. Sliding French patio doors are another option, and they open and close by sliding along a track.

  • Why do they call them French Doors?

    French doors got their name because they originated in France as a very popular door style, dating back hundreds of years. Hinged doors were created to allow more light into a room before electricity was invented.

  • Are built in blinds for patio doors worth it?

    Between-the-glass blinds on patio doors increase privacy and block out light. They harbor fewer allergens and require less cleaning since they are protected from dust, damage and little hands. If it’s important to you that these concerns are addressed, then the cost of built-in blinds may be worth it.

  • Are French doors energy efficient?

    Yes, French doors are energy efficient. They feature an efficient door system and are made of materials that will help keep your home comfortable year-round.

  • Are French doors safe?

    Yes, French doors are safe and include locking hardware. With smart home technology, you can feel safer by monitoring when your doors are opened or unlocked.14

  • Are French doors the same as patio doors?

    Yes, French doors are a type of patio door. Hinged patio doors are commonly referred to as French patio doors, but four-panel sliding patio doors are also a type of French patio door.

Multi-Slide Patio Doors
Multi-slide patio doors have three or more large panels that glide open horizontally, stacking against each other.
Multi-slide patio doors feature multiple expansive panels that invite the outdoors in and the indoors out. The panels stack neatly on top of one another and can tuck away out of sight into a wall pocket. Large door panels can travel to one side or part in the middle to create extraordinarily wide openings that expand your living space. Discover these doors in wood and vinyl.
Why Multi-Slide?
Indoor/Outdoor Living
More Natural Light
Contemporary and Modern Style
Bifold Patio Doors
Bifold patio doors feature expansive panels of glass that fold like an accordion.
Large bifold patio door panels fold open to extend your living space and blend your home’s indoor and outdoor environments. Commonly used in between entertainment areas such as a kitchen and patio area, bifold patio doors create grand openings that can span the length of an entire wall. Explore distinctive and versatile wood designs.
Why Bifold?
Expansive Style
Versatile Designs
Indoor/Outdoor Living

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do bifold doors work?

    Bifold patio doors are made up of three or more panels that are connected with hinges on the sides to fold open and closed like an accordion. When bifold patio doors are closed, they create the look of a wall of glass, and when they’re open, they stack neatly on top of each other.

Materials

Wood
Fiberglass
Vinyl
Wood Patio Doors
Wood patio doors offer natural beauty and customizable designs, while delivering exceptional energy efficiency.
Wood patio doors bring warmth and design flexibility as the most customizable material type. With many features and options to choose from, design a patio door that perfectly fits your home’s aesthetic. Our durable patio doors offer advanced wood protection with aluminum-clad exteriors that resist fading and the effects of moisture. Explore hinged, sliding, bifold and multi-slide wood patio door options available.
Why Wood?
Highly Customizable Designs
Excellent Energy Efficiency
Best Limited Lifetime Warranty for Wood Patio Doors19
Fiberglass Patio Doors
Pella’s proprietary fiberglass is the strongest patio door material, delivering lasting durability.9
Pella’s exclusive fiberglass resists dents, bends and breaks to help keep your sliding patio doors beautiful with less maintenance. Fiberglass patio doors are extremely durable and designed to withstand extreme temperatures or climates and everyday life. The heavy-duty powder-coat finish will never need to be repainted or refinished.
Why Fiberglass?
Strongest Patio Door Material61
Maintenance Free
Weather Resistant
Vinyl Patio Doors
Easy-care vinyl patio doors are high quality and budget friendly, delivering outstanding energy efficiency.
Pella vinyl patio doors, made of our exclusive formula, are low maintenance and never need repainting. Energy-efficient multi-chambered vinyl patio door frames prevent bowing and slow the transfer of heat. Offering style flexibility with several exterior color options, vinyl patio doors are available in three operation types – sliding, hinged or multi-slide.
Why Vinyl?
Easy to Care For
Energy Efficient Designs
Budget Friendly

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