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Pella® Architect Series® – Contemporary Bifold Patio Door


Bifold patio doors feature the clean, smart lines of Architect Series - Contemporary products in a wide range of sizes. Whether you're looking to create a pass-through window over a bar, or you want to create the illusion of walls of glass, there's a bifold patio door perfect for your home. When open, the panels can be folded and stacked neatly indoors or outdoors and close flat for a seamless look. Personalize your bifold patio door with virtually unlimited design choices.

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Architect Series - Contemporary Bifold Patio Door Features

Why Wood?

  • Best limited lifetime warranty for wood patio doors47
  • Natural beauty and warmth
  • Low-maintenance exterior aluminum cladding
  • Exclusive wood protection
  • Our most customizable material

Performance Enhancements

  • Dual-point locks for added protection
  • Optional triple-pane glass
  • Up to 10 panels wide
  • Premium Baldwin® hardware options

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Architect Series - Contemporary bifold patio doors are secured with a dual-point locking system. This locking system holds door panels in place with a concealed shoot bolts and a sleek handle. For long-lasting beauty, Architect Series bifold patio doors are protected with our EnduraGuard® wood protection and EnduraClad® aluminum-clad exterior finish.

For the Pros

Architect Series - Contemporary Bifold Patio Door Specs & Install Details

  • When open, the panels can be folded and stacked neatly indoors (in-swing) or outdoors (out-swing) to create a larger opening. Bifold doors close flat for a seamless look.
  • Door panels can travel to one side or open in the middle.
  • Concealed dual-point locks provide easy door operation.
  • Tracks can be straight or meet at a 90-degree corner for added design flexibility.
  • Bifold panel sizes range from 14.25" x "48" to 42" x 117.375".
  • Available with Low-E insulating triple-pane glass with Krypton or Argon.
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Options for Architect Series - Contemporary Bifold Patio Doors

Choosing Your Patio Door


Create window combinations to add architectural interest to your home. Other combinations are also available. See your Pella sales representative for the complete offering.

Wood Types

Architect Series products offer three exquisite interior wood types to enhance your home’s design. Learn more about wood types.

And, we stand behind them with a limited lifetime warranty. See written Limited Warranty for details, including exceptions and limitations.

Douglas Fir

For Pros

Pella's EnduraGuard® wood protection formula has three active ingredients. This powerful combination, together with our immersion-treatment method, helps ensure strong protection on every exterior wood surface of our products. The result is advanced protection against the effects of moisture, decay and stains from mold and mildew.
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Interior Finishes

Pella wood products can arrive with factory-prefinished interiors in your choice of eleven beautiful stain colors or four paint colors. Primed ready-to-paint interiors are also available.2

Skyline Gray

Exterior Finishes

Our low-maintenance, aluminum-clad exteriors with EnduraClad® resist chalking and fading and are available in 27 standard colors and custom options to meet your design needs. Take durability further with EnduraClad Plus protective finish, which meets the industry’s highest exterior coating standard to defend against chalking and fading.57

Vanilla Cream

For Pros

Exterior Finishes
Aluminum-clad wood products are available with durable, weather-resistant, low-maintenance coatings – choose EnduraClad® protective finishes or 70% fluoropolymer resin-based EnduraClad Plus finishes.
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Styling Your Patio Door

Passage Door Hardware

Add personality to your door with our beautiful hardware collections – created with the sophistication you would expect from Pella and Baldwin Reserve™ Hardware. Choose from our Classic, Modern and Rustic Collections, all with SmartKey Re-Key Technology, or the Pella Essential Collection for a seamless look.

Spiere - Satin Nickel

Dual-Point Locking System

The dual-point locking system hold panels in place with concealed shoot bolts and a sleek handle.

Bright Brass

Grille Patterns

Grilles give the appearance of individual window panes. Pella offers many grille patterns to help enhance your home’s architectural style. Learn more about grille patterns.


Grille Profiles

For the classic look of individual windowpanes, choose grilles-between-the-glass, removable roomside wood grilles and Integral Light Technology Grilles.

5/8" Square Integral Light Technology

For Pros

Grille Profiles

Two grille types are available on Architect Series - Contemporary windows.

Integral Light Technology® Grilles come in a square profile matching contemporary products; adhered to the exterior and interior face.

  • Between-the-glass nonglare spacers, which are aligned with the interior and exterior grilles, replicate the appearance of true divided lights.
  • Grilles have been approved the National Park Service on a project-by-project basis for use on historic projects involving federal tax credits.

Grilles-between-the-glass are permanent aluminum grilles that are factory installed between the panes of glass to provide easy cleaning.

  • Grilles are 3/4" wide.
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Integral Light Technology® Grilles

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Patio Door Enhancements

Integrated Security Sensors

Stay connected to your doors.

Preserve beauty, add comfort and enhance home security with innovative Pella Insynctive® technology.

Built-in beauty. Optional integrated sensors with time-tested wireless technology are built in and tucked away, out of sight, to preserve the beauty of Pella doors.

Protect what matters most. Monitor doors while at home or away with the Pella Insynctive App.40

Maintain warranty. Sensors are installed during manufacturing and require no additional drilling. Learn more about Insynctive.

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