Doors Comparison

Doors Comparison

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Product Series Comparison Chart

Aluminum-Clad Wood

Fiberglass

Vinyl

Architect Series Reserve

Architect Series Traditional

Architect Series Contemporary

Designer Series

Pella 450 Series

Pella Impervia

Pella 350 Series

Encompass by Pella

Sizes (Frame sizes shown)1,2,3

Sidelight
Width Minimum 1' 0" 1' 0" n/a 1' 6" n/a 2' 7-3/8" 1' 6-1/8" 11-1/2"
Width Maximum4 3' 6" 3' 6" n/a 1' 6" n/a 4' 1-3/8" 3' 11-1/2" 3' 11-1/2"
Height Minimum 4' 0" 4' 0" n/a 6' 7-1/2" n/a 6' 7-1/2" 5' 10-1/2" 5' 10-1/2"
Height Maximum4 9' 11-1/2" 9' 11-1/2" n/a 7' 11-1/2" n/a 7' 11-1/2" 8' 4" 7' 11-1/2"
Fixed
Width Minimum 2' 0" 2' 0" 2' 0" 2' 1-3/8" 3' 0-1/2" 2' 7-3/8" n/a 11-1/2"
Width Maximum4 5' 0" 5' 0" 5' 0" 3' 1-7/8" 3' 0-1/2" 4' 1-3/8" n/a 3' 11-1/2"
Height Minimum 4' 0" 4' 0" 4' 0" 6' 7-1/2" 6' 8-1/8" 6' 7-1/2" n/a 5' 10-1/2"
Height Maximum4 9' 11-1/2" 9' 11-1/2" 9' 11-1/2" 7' 11-1/2" 6' 8-1/8" 7' 11-1/2" n/a 7' 11-1/2"
Single-Panel Hinged
Width Minimum 2' 0" 2' 0" 2' 0" 2' 1-3/8" 3' 0-1/2" 2' 7-3/8" n/a 11-1/2"
Width Maximum4 5' 0" 5' 0" 5' 0" 3' 1-7/8" 3' 0-1/2" 4' 1-3/8" n/a 3' 11-1/2"
Height Minimum 4' 0" 4' 0" 4' 0" 6' 7-1/2" 6' 8-1/8" 6' 7-1/2" n/a 5' 10-1/2"
Height Maximum4 9' 11-1/2" 9' 11-1/2" 9' 11-1/2" 7' 11-1/2" 6' 8-1/8" 7' 11-1/2" n/a 7' 11-1/2"
Two-Panel Hinged
Width Minimum 4' 0" 4' 0" 4' 0" 4' 2" 5' 11-1/4" n/a n/a n/a
Width Maximum 8' 0" 8' 0" 8' 0" 6' 3" 5' 11-1/4" n/a n/a n/a
Height Minimum 4' 0" 4' 0" 4' 0" 6' 7-1/2" 6' 8-1/8" n/a n/a n/a
Height Maximum 9' 11-1/2" 9' 11-1/2" 9' 11-1/2" 7' 11-1/2" 6' 9-1/2" n/a n/a n/a
Two-Panel Sliding
Width Minimum 4' 11-1/4" 4' 11-1/4" 4' 11-1/4" 4' 11-1/4" 3' 11-1/2" 3' 10-1/2" 3' 10-1/2" n/a
Width Maximum 7' 11-1/4" 7' 11-1/4" 7' 11-1/4" 7' 11-1/4" 7' 11-1/4" 7' 11-1/2" 7' 11-1/2" 7' 11-1/2"
Height Minimum 6' 2" 6' 2" 6' 2" 6' 7-1/2" 6' 7-1/2" 5' 11-1/2" 5' 10-1/2" 5' 10-1/2"
Height Maximum 7' 11-1/2" 7' 11-1/2" 7' 11-1/2" 7' 11-1/2" 6' 9-1/2" 7' 11-1/2" 8' 4" 6' 9-1/2"
Three-Panel Sliding5
Width Minimum 7' 6" 7' 6" 7' 6" 7' 6" n/a n/a 5' 11-1/2" n/a
Width Maximum 12' 0" 12' 0" 12' 0" 12' 0" n/a n/a 11' 11-1/2" n/a
Height Minimum 6' 2" 6' 2" 6' 2" 6' 7-1/2" n/a n/a 5' 10-1/2" n/a
Height Maximum 7' 11-1/2" 7' 11-1/2" 7' 11-1/2" 7' 11-1/2" n/a n/a 8' 4" n/a
Four-Panel Sliding
Width Minimum 9' 8-1/8" 9' 8-1/8" 9' 8-1/8" 9' 8-1/8" n/a n/a 7' 11-1/2" n/a
Width Maximum 15' 8-1/8" 15' 8-1/8" 15' 8-1/8" 15' 8-1/8" n/a n/a 11' 11-1/2" n/a
Height Minimum 6' 2" 6' 2" 6' 2" 6' 7-1/2" n/a n/a 5' 10-1/2" n/a
Height Maximum 7' 11-1/2" 7' 11-1/2" 7' 11-1/2" 7' 11-1/2" n/a n/a 8' 4" n/a
1 Pella Wood-Clad Patio Door Opening = Frame + 3/4".
2 Pella Impervia fiberglass opening dimensions shown. Opening = Frame + 1/2".
3 Pella 350 Series frame dimensions shown. Opening = Frame + 1/2".
4 Larger sizes may be available in wood patio doors on a custom basis.
5 Pella Impervia fixed panel can be mulled directly to a 2-panel sliding door to simulate the look of a 3-panel door.

Aluminum-Clad Wood

Fiberglass

Vinyl

Architect Series Reserve

Architect Series Traditional

Architect Series Contemporary

Designer Series

Pella 450 Series

Pella Impervia

Pella 350 Series

Encompass by Pella

Exterior Finish Options

Exterior Options
Aluminum-clad X X X X X
Primed (Pine or Mahogany) X1 X1 n/a
Unfinished (Mahogany) X1 X1 n/a
Fiberglass Composite X
Vinyl X X
Exterior Aluminum-Cladding Colors
27 colors X X X X N/A
10 colors X
Custom colors (virtually unlimited) X X X X
Fiberglass Composite Colors
White,Tan, Morning Sky Gray, Brown, Black and dual-color X
(White interior with a Tan, Morning Sky Gray, Brown or Black exterior) X
Vinyl Colors
White, Almond X X
Brown exterior only with a White interior) X
1 Available on select products.
Because we're always working to further refine our products and develop new ones, specifications may change without notice.

Aluminum-Clad Wood

Fiberglass

Vinyl

Architect Series Reserve

Architect Series Traditional

Architect Series Contemporary

Designer Series

Pella 450 Series

Pella Impervia

Pella 350 Series

Encompass by Pella

Interior Finish Options
Unfinished Wood (Ready for site finishing)
Pine X X X X X
Douglas Fir X X X
Mahogany X X X
Primed
Pine X X X X X
Prefinished Paint
Pine X X X X X
Prefinished Stain
Pine X X X X X
Fiberglass Composite Colors
White,Tan, Morning Sky Gray, Brown, Black and dual-color X
(White interior with a Tan, Morning Sky Gray, Brown or Black exterior) X
Vinyl Colors
White, Almond X X
Grille Options
Integral Light Technology® Grilles X X X
Between-The-Glass Grilles1 X
Removable Interior Grilles X X n/a X
Grilles-Between-The-Glass* X X X X X X X X
Fixed grilles
(composite material integral to glazing frame)
1 Appearance of exterior grille color may vary depending on the Low-E insulating glass selection.

Aluminum-Clad Wood

Fiberglass

Vinyl

Architect Series Reserve

Architect Series Traditional

Architect Series Contemporary

Designer Series

Pella 450 Series

Pella Impervia

Pella 350 Series

Encompass by Pella

Between-the-Glass Options
Blinds X X1 X1
Fabric Shades X X1
Grilles and Blinds X
Grilles and Fabric Shades X
Grilles-Between-The-Glass2 X X X X X
1 See local Pella commercial sales representative for specific product information.
2 Appearance of exterior grille color may vary depending on the Low-E insulating glass selection.

Aluminum-Clad Wood

Fiberglass

Vinyl

Architect Series Reserve

Architect Series Traditional

Architect Series Contemporary

Designer Series

Pella 450 Series

Pella Impervia

Pella 350 Series

Encompass by Pella

Screens1
Flat Screen X
Conventional fiberglass screen X
InView flat screen X X X X X X
Self-closing top-hung screen door X2 X2 X2 X2
Top-hung screen door X X
Standard sliding screen X
Heavy-duty sliding screen X X
Rolscreen® retractable screen (fiberglass) X2 X2 X2 X2
1 Warning: Use caution when children or pets are around open windows and doors. Screens are not designed to retain children or pets.
2 Available on sliding patio doors only.

Aluminum-Clad Wood

Fiberglass

Vinyl

Architect Series Reserve

Architect Series Traditional

Architect Series Contemporary

Designer Series

Pella 450 Series

Pella Impervia

Pella 350 Series

Encompass by Pella

Hardware Finishes
Bright Brass, Satin Nickel or Oil-Rubbed Bronze X X X X X X x2 x2
Antique Brass, Distressed Nickel, Distressed Bronze X X X X X X4
Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel X X X X X X4
Champagne X X X X X
White5 X X X X X X X X
Almond X X
Tan X
Morning Sky Gray X
Brown X X X X X X x6
Black X
Matte Black X X X X
2 Optional on Pella 350 Series and Encompass by Pella products.
4 Available on Impervia slidiing patio doors only.
5 White not available on wood hinged patio doors.
6 Exterior only, color-matched to frame.

Aluminum-Clad Wood

Fiberglass

Vinyl

Architect Series Reserve

Architect Series Traditional

Architect Series Contemporary

Designer Series

Pella 450 Series

Pella Impervia

Pella 350 Series

Encompass by Pella

Shapes
Rectangle X X X X X X X1 X
Springline X* X*
Partial Springline X* X*
Arch Head X* X*
Partial Arch X* X*
*Hinged Patio Doors Only.
1 Rectangle shapes are available in transoms and sidelights for Pella 350 Series patio doors.

Aluminum-Clad Wood

Fiberglass

Vinyl

Architect Series Reserve

Architect Series Traditional

Architect Series Contemporary

Designer Series

Pella 450 Series

Pella Impervia

Pella 350 Series

Encompass by Pella

Combinations
Commercial Combinations
Punched Openings X X X X X X X X
Entrances and Storefronts X X X X X X
Horizontal Ribbons X X X X X X
Vertical Stacks X X X X X X
Window Walls X X X X X X
Residential Combinations
Horizontal X X X X X X X X
Vertical X X X X X X X
Window Walls X X X X X X

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