Designer Series® Sliding Patio Doors

  • Available with triple-pane glass and removable between-the-glass options
  • Operable sizes up to 8' x 8' for 2-panel doors and 15' 8" x 8' for 4-panel doors
  • Available with 1- 2- 3- or 4-panels in Contemporary or French panel styles
  • Operable door panels are on the exterior for added resistance to water infiltration
  • Performance Grade up to PG75
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Features & Options

Sizes and Shapes Designer Series Sliding Patio Door

Standard 2-panel sliding patio doors are available for an opening of 5' to 8' wide x 8' high. A 4-panel sliding patio door fits an opening up to 15' 8" wide x 8' high.


  • Fixed

  • Fixed/Vent (Vent/Fixed)

  • Fixed/Vent/Fixed

  • Fixed/Vent/Vent/Fixed

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Performance Values Designer Series 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.

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Sound Transmission Performance

Interior Finishes Designer Series 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.

Primed Interiors

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

Prefinished Painted Interiors*

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

Prefinished Stained Interiors*

The interiors of Pella Designer Series wood doors are available factory-stained in your choice of eight colors. Between-the-glass grilles will also arrive stain-matched to the door frame and panel.

*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 Designer Series Sliding Patio Door

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

French Designer Series with Dual-Glazing, Grilles and Blinds

Contemporary Designer Series with Triple-Glazing, Grilles and Shades

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

  • White

  • Classic White

  • Vanilla Cream

  • Poplar White

  • Almond

  • Sand Dune

  • Honeysuckle

  • Tan

  • Fossil

  • Putty

  • Portobello

  • Deep Olive

  • Auburn Brown

  • French Roast

  • Brown

  • Summer Sage

  • Hemlock

  • Hartford Green

  • Morning Sky Gray

  • Eldridge Gray

  • Iron Ore

  • Black

  • Naval

  • Stormy Blue

  • Real Red

  • Brick Red

  • Cranberry

  • Custom Colors

Aluminum-Clad Exteriors

Pella gives you an extraordinary number of exterior color choices.

  • Standard and Feature colors.
  • 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 protective 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.

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Glazing Designer Series Sliding Patio Door

These products offer two exclusive glazing systems each with additional glazing options for optimal design, performance and budget flexibility. Both offer space for two between-the-glass options, including metal mini-blinds, fabric shades or grilles, for a high degree of light control, privacy and design flexibility.

  • French with Dual-Glazing, Grilles and Blinds

  • Contemporary with Triple-Glazing, Grilles and Blinds

Designer Series Exclusive Glazing System

  • Triple-pane Glass Designer Series sliding patio doors with Advanced Low-E triple-pane glass are #1 for energy efficiency1 and noise reduction2 among top national wood brands.
  • Dual-pane Glass Designer Series dual glazing system is primarily used in Commercial building applications.

Glass Options Include:

  • Advanced Low-E with argon3
  • SunDefense Low-E with argon3
  • NaturalSun Low-E with argon3
  • Clear
  • Solar-E
  • Tinted
  • Obscure
  • Tempered

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1Designer Series doors with Advanced Low-E triple-pane glass have superior NFRC U-Factors and SHGC ratings.

2When compared to top national wood brands with similar glazing, Pella's triple-pane glass significantly reduces sound transmission.

3Optional high-altitude Low-E insulating glass may not contain argon in most products.

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Between-the-Glass Options Designer Series Sliding Patio Door

Designer Series products feature cordless between-the-glass blinds, fabric shades and grilles.

  • Removable between-the-glass window treatments arrive custom-fit and installed a superior value when compared to other aluminum, vinyl, fiberglass or wood doors with roomside window treatments.
  • Removable between-the-glass options are especially applicable in high-traffic areas where damage to roomside window treatments is more common.
  • Removable between-the-glass blinds provide light control and stay protected from dust and damage saving on cleaning, maintenance and replacement costs.
  • The addition of between-the-glass blinds or shades lowers U-Factors and reduces solar heat gain. View between-the-glass thermal performance.

Dual-Glazing Between-the-Glass-Options

  • Grilles

  • Blinds or Fabric

  • Grilles and Blinds

  • Grilles and Fabric

Triple-Glazing Between-the-Glass-Options

  • Grilles

  • Blinds or Fabric

  • Grilles and Blinds

  • Grilles and Fabric

Slimshade® Blinds

  • Tilt-only Slimshade blinds are a great solution for projects where raise-and-lower functionality is not required.
  • Removable raise-and-lower Slimshade blinds feature a Pella-patented cordless operator a single sliding handle to raise, lower and tilt blinds.
  • Doors with ordinary roomside blinds accumulate 200 times more of certain airborne allergens than Pella Designer Series sliding patio doors with removable between-the-glass blinds.*
Slimshade Blind Colors
  • Bisque

  • Celery

  • Charcoal

  • Garnet

  • Golden

  • Marine

  • Mocha

  • Pewter

  • Poplar White

  • White

*Based on data from research conducted by the Department of Occupational Environmental Health at The University of Iowa. Improved home health for allergy sufferers.

Fabric Shades

Removable between-the-glass fabric shades are available in several fabrics, offering various levels of transparency, energy efficiency and sound absorption. Room-darkening fabrics are also available.

  • White exterior fabric creates an attractive, uniform look from the street.
  • Pella-patented cordless operator a single sliding handle raises and lowers shades.
  • Room-darkening fabric shades available in Bamboo, Cotton and French Vanilla suitable for rooms with audio visual equipment.
Shade Colors
  • Linen

  • Alabaster

  • Sage

  • Powder

  • Tortilla

  • Midnight

  • Silver Mist

  • Cappuccino

  • Bordeaux

  • Cloud

  • Butterscotch

  • Tomato

  • Cotton

  • French Vanilla

  • Bamboo


The exterior side of the grille matches the color of the aluminum cladding, and the interior side of the grille is available in unfinished wood, primed, or prefinished paint or stain.

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Grilles Designer Series Sliding Patio Door

These are the only Pella awning windows with the option of removable between-the-glass grilles, which can be removed for access to blinds or shades for glass cleaning.

Between-the-glass grilles

Grilles can be removed to get access to other Designer Series window fashions, like blinds or shades, for cleaning or to change the look.

  • Between-the-glass grilles may be used in conjunction with between-the-glass blinds or fabric shades.
  • Interior is available in unfinished wood, primed, white or matched to prefinished stains.
  • Exterior finish matches aluminum cladding.
  • Grilles can be removed to access blinds or shades and for glass cleaning.
  • Grilles are 3/4" wide.
  • Special grille patterns are available.

Grille Profile

3/4" Removable Between-the-Glass-Grilles

Grille Patterns

  • Traditional

  • 9-Lite Prairie

  • 14-Lite Prairie

  • Top Row

  • Cross

  • New England

Learn more about Designer Series French Sliding Patio Doors or Contemporary Sliding Patio Doors Grille Profiles, Patterns, Spacing and Visible Glass Design Parameters.

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Hardware Designer Series Sliding Patio Door

A broad range of innovative and secure sliding patio door hardware options are available for customers.

  • Pella hardware available in six finishes.
  • Solid bronze Rocky Mountain® Hardware also available.
  • Multipoint locking system for added security.
  • Interior thumblock for easy one-hand operation.
  • Exterior keylock for secure access.
  • Footbolt holds the door open about 3" for ventilation.
  • Adjustable ball-bearing rollers for easy operation.

Sliding Patio Door Handles

  • Available in today's most popular metal finishes: baked-enamel Champagne, White or Brown, plus Bright Brass, Satin Nickel and Oil-Rubbed Bronze.*
  • Bright Brass and Satin Nickel Endura Hardware finishesare PVD High Performance finishes which offer superior corrosion resistance and a 10-year warranty. See written warranty for details.

  • Exterior hardware matches the color of the aluminum cladding.

Rocky Mountain® Hardware

  • Designed for exceptional beauty and durability.
  • Each piece is cast in solid bronze.
  • Available in a diverse palette of finishes that develop rich patinas over time.


Silicon Bronze

White Bronze

Multipoint Lock

  • A multipoint locking system secures the door at multiple points on the jamb for added security.
  • Meets the highest Forced Entry Resistance Level of Grade 40 per ASTM F832.
  • Electroplated steel with adjustable stainless-steel strikes, suitable for seacoast applications.


An interior thumblock is a standard feature that allows easy one-hand operation.


Exterior keylock provides secure access.

  • Standard feature.
  • Configured C-K keyway pinlock cylinder.
  • Bright Brass, Stainless Steel or Oil-Rubbed Bronze.*


Holds the door open about 3" for ventilation.

  • Standard feature.
  • Champagne, Brown or White.

Easy to Operate

Adjustable ball-bearing rollers at the sill of the operable door panel ensure easy operation.

  • Standard option: two adjustable, sealed, electroplated steel with organic coating ball-bearing rollers, set on stainless-steel track.
  • Seacoast option: two adjustable, corrosion-resistant, stainless-steel ball-bearing rollers set on stainless-steel track.

*Oil-Rubbed Bronze is a living finish that will develop its own unique patina with use.

Pella Hardware Options.

Screens Designer Series 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

Gently closes every time someone enters or exits.

  • High-transparency InView fiberglass screens let in 14% more light and 8% more airflow than conventional fiberglass screens.2
  • Optional 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 Pine veneer wrapped over extruded aluminum.
  • Screen door hardware matches finish of sliding patio door hardware.

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.
  • When rolled away, the screen is protected from the elements helping reduce maintenance costs.
  • Conventional fiberglass screen cloth.
  • Mounted to fixed panel and covered by veneered aluminum.
  • Cover finish is Pine veneer wrapped over extruded 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
  • Let in 14% more light and 8% more airflow than conventional fiberglass screens.2
  • Available on Designer Series® sliding self-closing screen doors.

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

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

Pella Screen Options.

*Double glazing also available.

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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