Andersen Sliding Patio Doors Review

Andersen Sliding Patio Doors Review

Andersen is one of the biggest and most trusted manufacturers in the industry, it’s no surprise that they’re able to offer homeowners several door options. In fact, Andersen offers customizable doors in each of their five series. 

If you’re narrowing down your options, you’re in the right place. In this post, we’ll explain some of the details of each of these doors so that you have a better understanding of how they differ. 

What materials are Andersen gliding doors made of?

Andersen offers gliding doors made from popular building materials. All of the doors have a wood core except for the 100 Series Fibrex® which is made entirely of Andersen’s proprietary Fibrex® composite material. 

E-Series - wood interior, aluminum exterior
A-Series - wood interior, fiberglass exterior
400 Series - wood interior, vinyl exterior
200 Series - wood interior, vinyl exterior
100 Series - Fibrex® 

How much do Andersen gliding patio doors cost?

The starting cost of Andersen sliding doors is about $2,862 for an Andersen 100 Series gliding door and $4,832 for an Andersen E-Series gliding door. 

100 Series doors are at the low end of the price scale for Andersen gliding doors and the E-Series are at the high end. The cost of your Andersen gliding doors will also depend on other factors such as size, glass package, hardware, wood species, and finish.  

E-Series - $$$$$
A-Series - $$$$
400 Series - $$$
200 Series - $$
100 Series - $

Which is the most popular?

According to Andersen, their best selling gliding door is the 400 Series Frenchwood® door. 

Compare each gliding door

Download a PDF with the Side-by-Side Gliding Door Comparison(↗) or check out the details below. 

Interested in a particular door? Click on links below to jump ahead in this post. 

Andersen E-Series Gliding Patio Door
Andersen A-Series Gliding Patio Door
Andersen 400 Series Gliding Patio Door
Andersen 200 Series Narroline Gliding Patio Door
Andersen 200 Series Perma-Shield Gliding Patio Door
Andersen 100 Series Fibrex Gliding Patio Door

Andersen E-Series Gliding Patio Door

 

Photo Credit: Andersen Windows

E-Series doors are fully customizable. Perfect for homeowners that want an architecturally authentic door that’s also unique. The E-Series has an aluminum exterior and offers more color options than any of Andersen’s other series. 

PANELS & CONFIGURATIONS

4-Panel
2-Panel
Single Panel (stationary)

FINISHES

Interior Wood Options: 10+
Factory-Finished Stain Options: 9+
Interior Color Options: 14+
Exterior Color Options: 50+

When Andersen says the E-Series doors are fully customizable – they mean it. If none of Andersen’s colors, stains, or wood options work for your home Andersen will work with you to complete your door with a custom choice. 

Exterior Colors

(Not all colors are shown. To see all colors visit the E-Series Gliding Door product details or download this Side-by-Side Gliding Doors Comparison Guide(↗))

HARDWARE

Finishes: 12
Hardware Styles: 8

Handle hardware is the finishing touch. Andersen offers 8 hardware styles in 12 finishes so you can create the perfect look. The same hardware options are available on all of Andersen’s wood doors.

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Andersen A-Series Gliding Patio Door

Photo Credit: Andersen Windows

If you want doors that look and feel original to your home but offer the energy-efficiency of today’s windows and doors, the A-Series is a good choice. The A-Series is also Andersen’s best-performing, energy-efficient series. 

A-Series windows and doors have a wood interior and fiberglass exterior. 

PANEL CONFIGURATIONS

4-Panel
3-Panel
2-Panel
Single Panel (stationary)

FINISHES

Interior Wood Options: 6
Factory-Finished Stain Options: 6
Interior Color Options: 7
Exterior Color Options: 11

Color options for A-Series doors include a variety of dark, warm, and neutral colors. Whether your home is traditional or contemporary, these colors work perfectly in any timeless design. 

Exterior Colors

HARDWARE

Finishes: 12
Hardware Styles: 8

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Andersen 400 Series Gliding Patio Door

Photo credit: Pride Built Homes, LLC - Instagram(↗)

Andersen’s 400 Series gliding patio doors have wide wood profiles that recreate the feel of a traditional french door. This door offers just enough customization options to create a classic look. 

400 Series products have a wood core and vinyl exterior.

PANEL CONFIGURATIONS

4-Panel
2-Panel
Single Panel (stationary)

FINISHES

Interior Wood Options: 3
Factory-Finished Stain Options: 0
Interior Color Options: 1
Exterior Color Options: 4

Compared to Andersen’s other gliding doors, the 400 Series doors offer the fewest exterior color options. It’s a good thing that sometimes less is more – especially when the color options pair perfectly with a traditional home.

Open the Side-by-Side Gliding Door Comparison Guide(↗) to see all the color options.

Exterior Colors

HARDWARE

Finishes: 12
Hardware Styles: 8

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Andersen 200 Series Narroline Gliding Patio Door

Photo Credit: Crystal Nagel Design - Instagram(↗)

Create a sleek contemporary look with 200 Series Narroline gliding doors. This wood door features a narrow profile to maximize views and is protected by a vinyl exterior.

PANEL CONFIGURATIONS

4-Panel
2-Panel
Single Panel (stationary)

FINISHES

Interior Wood Options: 1
Factory-Finished Stain Options: 0
Interior Color Options: 1
Exterior Color Options: 6

Choose between an unfinished pine interior or a prefinished White vinyl interior. Pine is a popular wood choice that can be stained or painted.

Exterior Colors

HARDWARE

Finishes: 12
Hardware Styles: 8

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Andersen 200 Series Perma-Shield Gliding Patio Door

Photo Credit: Laura - Inspiration for Moms(↗)

Perma-Shield doors have a wood core that is protected by vinyl cladding on both the exterior and interior sides of the door. The slim profile makes it perfect for creating a contemporary look and the vinyl cladding makes it super low-maintenance. 

PANEL CONFIGURATIONS

2-Panel
Single Panel (stationary)

FINISHES

Interior Wood Options: 0
Factory-Finished Stain Options: 0
Interior Color Options: 6
Exterior Color Options: 6

Andersen’s 200-Series Perma-Shield offers the perfect variety of colors for creating a classic look in a contemporary home. 

Colors

HARDWARE

Finishes: 12
Hardware Styles: 8

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Andersen 100 Series Fibrex Gliding Patio Door

Photo Credit: Lauren Kupfer(↗) - Fargo Farmhouse Instagram(↗)

Andersen 100 Series Fibrex windows and doors are made from a composite material of wood and vinyl shavings. They’re energy-efficient and they look great! This series is particularly popular among homeowners, builders, and designers who want to create a contemporary look with black exterior and black interior windows and doors. 

PANEL CONFIGURATIONS

2-Panel

FINISHES

Interior Wood Options: 0
Factory-Finished Stain Options: 0
Interior Color Options: 4
Exterior Color Options: 5

Fibrex doors are available in nearly all the same color options as Narroline and Perma-Shield doors. The black-black look is the current trend – some homeowners are wary of trendy elements but it’s absolutely possible to create a timeless look with black windows and doors. Take a peek at photographer Lauren Kupfer’s Fargo Farmhouse(↗) for some inspiration. 

Colors

HARDWARE

Finishes: 7
Hardware Styles: 2

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Whichever door you choose, you can be sure that it’s built with care.

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