Architect Series Sliding Patio Doors

Architect Series® Traditional
Sliding Patio Door

2D Cross Section
(Aluminum-Clad Wood)
2D Elevation
(Aluminum-Clad Wood)
3D & BIM
(Aluminum-Clad Wood)
3D & BIM
(Aluminum-Clad Wood)
(Aluminum-Clad Wood)
  • Available in three wood types: Pine, Mahogany, and Douglas Fir.
  • Available with 1-, 2-, 3- or 4-panels.
  • Operable sizes up to 10' x 10' for 2-panel doors and 20' x 10' for 4-panel doors.
  • Operable door panels are on the exterior for added resistance to water infiltration and air.
  • Performance Grade up to PG75.
  • Panel profile: Ogee interior and exterior.

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Features & Options

Sizes and Shapes Architect Series Traditional Sliding Patio Door


Built-to-order in 1/8" increments.

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Add transoms for flexible combinations.

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Design Data

Design data is available for vent opening, clear opening, visible glass and frame area.

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Rectangular shapes with several door panel configurations are available.

  • Fixed

  • Fixed/Vent (Vent/Fixed)

  • Fixed/Vent/Fixed

  • Fixed/Vent/Vent/Fixed

Performance Values Architect Series Traditional Sliding Patio Door

These doors provide outstanding resistance to air and water infiltration, wind and outside noise while increasing energy efficiency, security and ease of operation.

Aluminum-clad wood sliding patio doors

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Impact-resistant sliding patio doors

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Wood Types Architect Series Traditional Sliding Patio Door

Available in three different wood types to complement other wood design elements in your project. All wood types are treated with Pella's exclusive EnduraGuard® triple-wood protection so you can expect years of dependable performance.

  • Douglas Fir

  • Mahogany

  • Pine


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.

Because we're always working to further refine our products and develop new ones, specifications may change without notice.

NOTE: Wood is a product of nature; grain pattern will be unique and may vary on each window or door. Actual finish colors may vary from those shown because of the unique nature of wood.

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Interior Finishes Architect Series Traditional Collection Sliding Patio Door

Interior finish options include unfinished (ready for site finishing), primed, prefinished paint* and prefinished stain*.

Unfinished Interiors

Wood products are available with unfinished interiors so they can be painted or stained to complement other interior finishes.

  • Douglas Fir

  • Mahogany

  • Pine


Primed Interiors

Primed Pine interiors are ready to paint so that the doors can perfectly match other painted interior finishes.

Prefinished Painted Interiors*

Wood doors can arrive at the job site with a durable prefinished factory-paint finish.

  • Bright White

  • Linen White

  • Prefinished

  • Artisan Greige

Prefinished Stained Interiors*

The interiors of Pella Architect Series Traditional Collection wood doors are available factory-stained in your choice of eleven colors.

  • Black

  • Espresso

  • Wheat

  • Dark Mahogany

  • Early American

  • Golden Oak

  • Natural

  • Provincial

  • Red Mahogany

  • Charcoal

  • Skyline Gray

*Available on Pine products.

NOTE: Wood is a product of nature; grain pattern will be unique and may vary on each window or door. Actual finish colors may vary from those shown because of the unique nature of wood.

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Exterior Finishes Architect Series Traditional Sliding Patio Door

Pella Architect Series sliding patio doors offer a range of aluminum-clad wood exterior options.

Aluminum-Clad Wood

Aluminum-clad wood products are available with durable, weather-resistant, low-maintenance coatings choose EnduraClad® protective finishes or 70% fluoropolymer resin-based EnduraClad Plus1 finishes.

Exterior Aluminum-Cladding Colors

  • Auburn Brown

  • Almond

  • Black

  • Brown

  • Brick Red

  • Cranberry

  • Classic White

  • Deep Olive

  • Eldridge Gray

  • Fossil

  • French Roast

  • Honeysuckle

  • Hartford Green

  • Hemlock

  • Iron Ore

  • Morning Sky Gray

  • Naval

  • Portobello

  • Poplar White

  • Putty

  • Real Red

  • Sand Dune

  • Stormy Blue

  • Summer Sage

  • Tan

  • Vanilla Cream

  • White

Aluminum-Clad Exteriors

Pella gives you an extraordinary number of exterior color choices

  • Standard and Feature colors.
  • Dual color options for panel and frame.
  • Custom colors to match virtually any color you select.2
  • No setup charges or minimum quantities for any Pella color option.
  • Aluminum-clad wood products are available with Pella's high performance EnduraClad® protective finishes or EnduraClad Plus protective exterior finishes to help keep your vision fresh and crisp for years.
  • Durable, low-maintenance EnduraClad aluminum cladding with EnduraClad protective finish for most projects where resistance to fading, chalking, chemicals and abrasion is needed. Meets the performance requirements of AAMA 2603.
  • Seacoast EnduraClad protective finish for coastal projects with high salt exposure.
  • 70% fluoropolymer resin-based EnduraClad Plus1 protective finish for select projects, where a high degree of resistance to fading, chalking, chemicals and corrosion is needed and only full-strength 70% fluoropolymer resin finishes can deliver. Meets the performance requirements of AAMA 2605.

1EnduraClad Plus finish is available with most Pella cladding colors. Please see your local Pella representative for specific color availability.

2For custom colors, please supply your architectural consultant with a 1" x 1" color sample flat, smooth, non-metallic, opaque

Glazing Architect Series Traditional Sliding Patio Door

These products offer Pella's widest variety of glazing systems and options for optimal design, performance and budget flexibility.

Insulating glass options Include:

  • Advanced Low-E with argon*
  • SunDefense Low-E with argon*
  • NaturalSun Low-E with argon*
  • Clear
  • Laminated
  • Impact-resistant
  • Tinted
  • Reflective
  • Tempered
  • Custom
  • Dual and Triple

*Optional high-altitude Low-E insulating glass may not contain argon in most products.

Aluminum-clad sliding patio doors

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Aluminum-Clad Wood sliding patio doors

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HurricaneShield® Impact-Resistant Glass Architect Series Traditional Sliding Patio Door

Aluminum-Clad Wood

These sliding patio doors are ideal for projects in locations that endure hurricane-force winds or where additional security or noise reduction is desired.

  • Available with one or two door panels.
  • Door heights up to 8'.
  • Custom sizes and grille patterns.
  • Performance Grade up to PG70.
  • Double-glazing.
  • Clear, Low-E or tinted impact-resistant glass.
  • Missile D, Wind Zone 4 performance available with impact-resistant glass.

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Grilles Architect Series Traditional Sliding Patio Door

Three grille types are available on Architect Series sliding patio doors.

  • Integral Light Technology® Grilles are historically accurate; adhered to the exterior and interior face.
  • Grilles-between-the-glass are permanent aluminum grilles that are factory installed between the panes of glass to provide easy cleaning.
  • Removable Interior grilles can be removed for glass cleaning.
  • Integral Light Technology® Grilles

  • Grilles-between-the-glass

  • Removable Interior Grilles

Integral Light Technology® (ILT) Grilles

  • Combine the historical look of true divided lights with today's energy efficiency, structural integrity and water-resistant performance.
  • Grilles are adhered to the outside of the glass wood on the interior and aluminum on the exterior.
  • Between-the-glass nonglare foam spacers, which are aligned with the interior and exterior grilles, replicate the appearance of true divided lights and offer thermal performance vastly superior to metal spacers.
  • Grilles have been approved the National Park Service on a project-by-project basis for use on historic projects involving federal tax credits.

Grille Profiles

  • 5/8" width (Ogee and Putty Glaze profiles)

  • 7/8" width (Ogee and Putty Glaze profiles)

  • 1-1/4" width (Ogee and Putty Glaze profiles)

  • 2" width (Ogee profile only)


  • Permanent aluminum grilles are factory-installed inside the airspace of insulating glass to provide the look of divided lights while making glass cleaning easy.
  • Exterior finish matches aluminum-cladding color.
  • Eight interior colors are available.
  • Grilles are 3/4" wide.

Grille Profiles

  • 3/4" width

Grille Interior Colors

  • Black

  • Brickstone

  • Brown*

  • Cordovan

  • Harvest

  • Ivory

  • Putty*

  • Tan*

  • White

*Available with matching exterior grille color only.

Grille Patterns

  • Traditional

  • Cross

  • Custom

  • Top Row

  • Prairie

  • New England

Learn more about Architect Series Sliding Door Grille Profiles, Patterns, Spacing and Visible Glass Design Parameters

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Hardware Architect Series Traditional Sliding Patio Door

Classic Collection


  • Satin Nickel

  • Bright Brass

  • Antique Brass

  • Oil-Rubbed Bronze

  • Matte Black

Modern Collection


  • Satin Nickel

  • Polished Chrome

  • Polished Nickel

  • Matte Black

Rustic Collection


  • Distressed Nickel

  • Distressed Bronze

Essential Collection

  • White

  • Champagne

  • Brown

  • Matte Black

  • Satin Nickel

  • Bright Brass

  • Oil-Rubbed Bronze

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Screens Architect Series Traditional Sliding Patio Door1

Two screen options are available: self-closing or retractable. Screens are located on the interior where they are less susceptible to damage.

Self-Closing Screen Doors

  • Pella's self-closing screen door gently closes every time someone closes it.
  • High-transparency InView fiberglass screens let in 14% more light and 8% more airflow than conventional fiberglass screens.2
  • Self-closing screen assembly is top-hung on two adjustable nylon rollers installed on roomside of door panels.
  • Screen frame exterior is painted to match exterior color.
  • Screen frame interior is available in unfinished or prefinished Mahogany, Douglas Fir or Pine veneer wrapped over extruded aluminum.

Rolscreen® Retractable Screens

  • Latches securely in place

  • Glides easily away

  • Stores out of sight

  • This optional self-storing screen rolls away and out of sight when not in use, allowing more light to flow into a room.
  • An excellent screen solution for beautiful, uninterrupted views.
  • Conventional fiberglass screen cloth.
  • Mounted to fixed panel and covered by veneered aluminum.
  • Cover finish is Mahogany, Douglas Fir or Pine veneer wrapped over extruded aluminum or painted aluminum.

Screen Cloth

  • Conventional fiberglass screens.
  • Durable and functional.
  • Allow in the light and breeze.
  • Provide a standard level of clarity.
  • Available on Rolscreen® retractable screens.

High-transparency InView screens

  • Allows in 14% more daylight and 8% more airflow than a conventional fiberglass screen.2
  • Made from a screen material that's more transparent than conventional fiberglass screens.

1Warning: Use caution when children or pets are around open windows and doors. Screens are not designed to retain children or pets.

2Screen cloth airflow is based on calculated screen cloth openness. Screen cloth transmittance was measured using an integrated sphere spectrophotometer.

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Custom Door Solutions

Pella allows you to offer your customers virtually unlimited sizes, shapes, grilles patterns, exterior colors and more. These one of a kind products offer unequaled performance and limitless design flexibility.

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