2019 Outdoor Pictorial Buyers’ Guide: Doors—Folding, Multislide, Patio

by Kacey Larsen

Andersen Windows and Doors continues to meet demand for contemporary styling with its recent design enhancements for its folding outswing door. A new contemporary panel option has narrow 3 11/16-in. stiles and rails to maximize light and view. Two- to 16-panel configurations—with a maximum panel width of 48 in.—are available and can be built to open from left, right or center. Visit andersenwindows.com or call (800) 426-4261 for more information.
 Jeld-Wen patio doors fit contemporary, classic or any designs inbetween because of the breadth and depth of product offerings. Sliding, folding, multislide and swinging patio door styles are offered with wood, fiberglass, vinyl, aluminum and wood-clad options. The company’s size options fit projects large and small. Visit jeld-wen.com or call (800) 535-3936 for more information.
Photo: Zack BensonKolbe Windows & Doors furthers a seamless transition between indoor-outdoor spaces with its folding, multislide and TerraSpan lift & slide doors. The Ultra Series—featuring extruded aluminum exteriors and wood interiors—comes in folding, multislide and lift & slide doors. With narrow profiles and square sticking, the VistaLuxe Collection offers folding and multislide doors. Made from all-wood, the Heritage Series provides a folding door. Visit kolbewindows.com or call (800) 955-8177 for more information.
LaCantina Doors opens spaces with its comprehensive range of folding, multislide and swing door and window systems. Its Folding and Multi-Slide systems come in unique applications, such as Zero Post Corner System and Combination Door & Window System. Systems are available in aluminum, aluminum thermally controlled, aluminum wood and contemporary clad with wood, vinyl and a DP 70 Impact Rated aluminum Thermally Controlled Folding System. Visit lacantinadoors.com or call (888) 221-0141 for more information.   

Constructed using a high-density fiberglass exterior and an aluminum interior, the Marvin Modern line combines uninterrupted sightlines with unbeatable strength. The line’s Multi-Slide Door—available in more than 30 configurations with stacked or pocket uni-directional or bi-parting options—is available in sizes up to approximately 12-ft. tall and 60-ft. wide. Add Sliding Door Automatic Control and the company’s factory-installed Lock Status Sensor. Visit marvin.com or call (800) 610-6667 for more information.

NanaWall Systems offers 20 unique systems, including eight connected bi-fold door panel systems; sliding glass wall systems with single track, individual panel design; and frameless glass wall systems with no visible profile. Designed to allow for different expansion rates between materials, the WA67 folding glass wall system mounts extruded aluminum cladding to a solid wood core with a spacer bar securing the materials together. Visit nanawall.com or call (415) 383-3148 for more information.

 Pella Windows & Doors purposefully designs its patio door collections to help create an unique home. Six collections in traditional or contemporary styles come in wood or aluminum-clad wood, fiberglass composite and vinyl to fit a range of budgets and performance needs. Its Architect Series Scenescape multislide (shown) and bifold patio doors fit a variety of openings, with sizes up to 48-ft. wide and 10-ft. tall. Visit pella.com or call (888) 847-3552 for more information.

Available for new construction or replacement applications, Ply Gem Windows has patio doors in vinyl, vinyl clad wood, aluminum clad wood and aluminum offered in French, sliding, bi-parting and pocket doors. Doors come in a variety of colors, energy-efficient glass packages and impact-rated selections. Ply Gem introduced its newest round of patio doors at IBS 2019, including the MaxView, the EuroSeries and the 4880 (shown). Visit plygem.com or call (888) 975-9436 for more information.

The ProVia Endure vinyl sliding glass panel door delivers energy efficiency while meeting stringent industry standards for storm protection and ease of entry/forced entry. In addition to the option of two-, three- or four-panel configurations, customize the sliding doors with interior woodgrain colors, exterior paint colors, internal grid styles and patterns, and multiple choices for glass and hardware. All doors feature galvanized steel reinforced panels and sill. Visit provia.com or call (800) 669-4711 for more information.

Solar Innovations doors and windows add a unique feature to any home while expanding a room’s natural view. With systems available in aluminum, wood and vinyl-composite, the company’s products are designed with strength, durability and performance in mind. Product offerings include: Folding Glass Walls, Stacking Glass Walls, Multi-Track Sliding Glass Doors, Lift-Slide Doors, Pivot Doors, French and Terrace Doors and Sliding Clear Glass Walls. Visit solarinnovations.com or call (800) 618-0669 for more information.

Weather Shield Windows & Doors carries a range of energy-efficient, low-maintenance patio doors in a variety of options to match any home décor. Fueled by demand for indoor/outdoor spaces, the company offers hinged, sliding, bi-fold or multislide patio doors. The Bi-Fold Patio Doors have been upgraded with expanded sill options—the intermediate sill features a 1 ¼-in. sill for near- seamless transition—and additional hardware choices. Visit weathershield.com or call (800) 538-8836 for more information.

Western Window Systems designs and manufactures moving glass walls and windows that bring indoor and outdoor spaces together. Inspired by contemporary living, the company’s multislide, bi-fold, bi-parting, sliding, pivot, hinged and pocket doors are available in custom sizes and standardized sets to provide unlimited design possibilities. Select from vinyl, aluminum and simulated steel door options. Visit westernwindowsystems.com or call (877) 268-1300 for more information.

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