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Sliding Door Styles for the Perfect Patio

Create a functional and seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces.

Sliding doors not only upgrade your home’s design, they also create a more functional, seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces. Whatever words describe your style, Pella’s contemporary and traditional sliding patio doors offer strong, durable and beautiful solutions for every home.

Get to know the differences between various styles of sliding patio doors to find the right match for your home.

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Sliding Patio Doors

Traditional wood patio doors add architectural interest to your home. With virtually unlimited shapes, sizes, grille patterns and exterior colors, these doors also come with a Mahogany, Douglas Fir or Pine interior. For your sliding screen door, there are many options that provide better airflow and modern conveniences, like our InView or Rolscreen retractable screen.

Contemporary wood sliding doors feature smart styling and clean sightlines. Square grille profiles, minimalist hardware and modern finish options complement the design and add an upscale feel to any space.

As our most recent product offering, the Lifestyle Series line of wood sliding patio doors offers options for exceptional energy efficiency and sound control. For increased performance and functionality, you can also add motorized or manual integrated blinds and shades, which are protected from dust, pets and little hands.

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Another great energy efficient option is fiberglass sliding doors. Our fiberglass patio doors are made with Duracast® – the strongest, most durable material available in windows – giving the door excellent, long-term performance. Vinyl sliding patio doors are popular for their low-maintenance frames. With styles and options to fit most any budget, this contemporary door styling is sure to boost your home’s curb appeal.

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Exterior Double Doors

Double sliding exterior doors (otherwise known as sliding French patio doors) not only create a stunning modern design statement, they also expand the opening between your home’s indoor and outdoor living spaces. Notice how the above pair of sliding doors adds depth, intrigue and light to this traditional-style home. By using sliding French patio doors as your back door, you can accomplish the same look.

Patio Doors

When comparing sliding doors to other patio door options, there are a few differences to consider. The biggest differentiator is that sliding patio doors are a great space-saving choice for smaller rooms. For a full analysis of the differences between hinged patio doors and sliding patio doors, don’t miss our online comparative guide.

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Sliding Door Hardware

Just like the windows and frames that make up the patio door, sliding door hardware is as beautiful as it is functional. With our sliding doors, you can choose from classic, modern, rustic and essential design collections to match the design of your home and door.

For more sliding door inspiration, visit our collection of the best sliding glass doors on the blog. You can also find a Pella sales representative near you to help you choose the right product and installation method for your project.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation today.

This article was written by

Kolbie Creger, Social Media Specialist

An Instagram enthusiast and tiny house fanatic, Kolbie is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on social media and brand strategy. In true Iowa fashion, her free time varies by season. You can find her in the gym coaching high school basketball throughout the winter, attempting to roller blade through downtown Des Moines in the spring, and sipping iced coffee on the back of a boat every other chance she gets.

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