Andersen vs. ProVia Patio Door Review

Andersen vs. ProVia Patio Door Review

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Floor space is abundantly valuable both in terms of price and comfort. One way people are amplifying their space without actually adding space is by having patio doors installed. Patio doors can provide unobstructed views and lots of light, which also add an illusion of a larger space.

In this article, we’ve put together a side-by-side comparison of Andersen and ProVia patio doors. We know choosing a vendor can be difficult but this article will provide you with educated insight into the options from two of the most prominent patio door manufacturers in the U.S.

The brands 

Andersen has a 100+ year history in the windows and doors business. They provide excellent craftsmanship in their core product lines and offer more personalized products in their architectural window and door series.

ProVia is a family-owned, faith-based company focused on providing Professional-Class products. ProVia’s reputation is built around their attention to detail, making doors that are manufactured to last a lifetime.

Product offerings

Andersen

Andersen offers 15 patio door options with options in gliding doors, French gliding doors, hinged doors, multiglide, liftslide, folding, and pivot doors.

Andersen

E-series

Gliding patio door

French gliding patio door

Hinged patio door

 

A-series

Hinged patio door

Gliding patio door

   

Big Doors

MultiGlide door

Liftslide door

Folding

Pivot door

400-series

Frenchwood gliding patio door

Frenchwood hinged patio door

   

200-series

Narroline gliding patio door

Perma-Shield gliding patio door

Hinged patio door

 

100-series

Gliding patio door

      


ProVia

ProVia offers 5 patio door options. Four of those doors are sliding glass patio doors and one is a hinged door product.

ProVia

Endure sliding glass patio door

Aeris sliding glass patio door

Aspect sliding glass patio door

ecoLite sliding glass patio door

Designer hinged patio door

Available finishes

Andersen colors

  • E-Series: Exterior colors (50 + custom), Interior wood options (10 + custom, stained or unfinished), Interior Stain options (9 + custom), Interior paints (14 + custom)
  • A-Series: Exterior colors (11, can be mixed and matched), Interior finishes (6 wood species, 6 stain options, 7 paint colors)
  • Big Doors: Clad wood exterior colors (50 + custom), Aluminum door exterior and interior (standard colors, custom, 2 anodized finishes), Interior wood species (10 standard kinds of wood), Interior wood finishes (9), Interior painted color options (13). Not all options are available for all Big Doors products.
  • 400 Series & 200 Series: Exterior colors (7), Interior colors (White, Dark Bronze, Black), Interior woods (Pine, Oak, Maple)
  • 100 Series: Exterior colors (Black, Dark Bronze, Sandtone, White), Interior colors (Black, Dark Bronze, Cocoa Bean, Terratone, Sandtone, White)

Andersen Textures

Andersen patio doors vary in material and thus texture. Vinyl and aluminum doors have smooth textures. Vinyl can also be produced with a wood grain texture and natural wood doors have naturally occurring variations in grain, color, and texture. 

ProVia colors

  • Endure: Exterior – White, Beige, Sandstone, Classic Bronze; Interior – Classic Oak, Dark Oak, Traditional Cherry
  • Aspect: Euro White, Beige, Sandstone
  • Aeris: Exterior colors - White, Beige, Sandstone, Classic Bronze, and Williamsburg Red; Interior stain finishes for Oak Wood (7 stain options), Cherry Wood (7 stain options), Maple Wood (2 stain options + 16 color options)

ProVia Textures

ProVia patio doors are made of vinyl material limiting the texture options. ProVia does note that the Designer Hinged Patio Door is available in the same textures as their Signet and Heritage Fiberglass doors as well as their Legacy Woodgrain Textured or Smooth Steel doors. 

Configurations and custom sizes 

Andersen

E-Series

  • Gliding Patio Door and French Gliding Patio Door are available in 1, 2, or 4-panel configurations
  • Hinged Patio Door is available in single-panel or two-panel configurations

A-Series

  • Hinged Patio Doors are available in 1, 2, or 3-panel configurations
  • Gliding Patio Doors are available in 1, 2, 3, or 4-panel configurations

Big Doors

  • MultiGlide doors can fit openings up to 25' wide and 10' tall
  • LiftSlide doors can be made into countless configurations including corner, curved, and pocket systems
  • Pivot door panel sizes can be made up to 9' x 11'
  • Folding doors are available from 2 to 16-panels with custom heights and widths

400 Series

  • Frenchwood Gliding Patio Door is available in 1, 2, or 4-panel configurations
  • Frenchwood Hinged Patio Door is available in 1, 2, or 3-panel configurations

200 Series

  • Narroline Gliding Patio door is available in 1, 2, or 4-panel configurations
  • Perma-Shield Gliding door and Hinged Patio Door 1 or 2-panel configurations

100 Series

  • Gliding Patio Doors are available in 2-panel configurations

ProVia

All ProVia doors are available in 2, 3, or 4-panel configurations and standard and custom sizes. 

Additional options

Blinds between the glass

Andersen

Internal blinds are available on E-Series Gliding Patio Doors, E-Series Hinged Patio Doors, 400 Series Frenchwood Gliding Patio Doors, and 200 Series Perma-Shield Gliding Patio Doors. Andersen also offers the System 3 design which involves mounting 5/8" blinds and pleated shades to an extruded aluminum storm panel and applying it to the interior of the sash. The removable storm panel is available in tan, gold, white, or optional wood-veneer. 

E-Series System 3 Blinds and Shades for patio doors and windows

ProVia

Internal blinds are available in standard and custom sizes and come with a 10-year Limited Warranty. The blinds tilt, raise and lower with a fingertip slider. ProVia internal blinds are available in white only. 

Screen

Andersen

Andersen offers 8 of screens for their patio doors. Not all are available for each door and none are available for the pivot door (Weiland by Andersen). These screens include: Basic Insect Screens, Concealed Insect Screens, Swinging Insect Screens, Top-Hung Gliding Insect Screens, Gliding Insect Screens, Retractable Insect Screens, Hinged Insect Screens, and Integrated Insect Screens. 

ProVia

BetterVue fiberglass screen mesh is standard for Designer patio doors. Heavy-duty fiberglass, aluminum or SeeVue stainless steel screens are optional.

Internal grids

Andersen

E-Series

  • All E-Series Doors are available in 4 grille types (Full Divided Light, Simulated Divided Light, Removable Interior Wood Grilles, and Finelight Grilles Between-the-Glass) and 5 grille patterns plus the option for custom designed patterns.

A-Series 

  • Both A-Series Doors are available in 4 grille types (Full Divided Light, Simulated Divided Light, Removable Interior Grille, and Finelight Grilles Between-the-Glass). Grille patterns are available in 11 options and in custom patterns.

Big Doors

  • MultiGlide Doors are available in 3 grille types (Full Divided Light, Simulated Divided Light, Finelight Grilles Between-the-Glass).
  • LiftSlide Doors are available in 2 grille types (Full Divided Light and True Divided Light).
  • Pivot Doors are available in 2 grille types (Full Divided Light and True Divided Light).
  • Folding Doors are available in 5 grille types (Divided Light with Spacer, Divided Light without Spacer, Divided Light - Exterior Grille with Removable Interior Grille, Finelight Grilles Between-the-Glass, Removable Interior Grille).

400 Series

  • All 400 Series Doors are available in 4 grille styles (Full Divided Light, Simulated Divided Light, Removable Interior Grille, and Finelight Grilles Between-the-Glass). Grille patterns are available in 9 options and can also be custom designed.

200 Series 

  • All 200 Series Doors are available in 3 grille styles (Simulated Divided Light, Removable Interior Grille, Finelight Grilles Between-the-Glass) and 8 grille patterns.

100 Series Gliding Patio Doors are available in 4 grille (grid) patterns and 4 grille types.

ProVia

Internal grids are available on all ProVia doors. Grids can be installed between Triple Glazed Glass or Double Glazed glass and are available as contoured or flat. ProVia offers 5 grid pattern options. 

Doggy doors

Doggy doors are very fun and convenient features for our furry friends but they are not a feature available on Andersen or ProVia glass patio doors. 

Warranties

Andersen
Andersen doors are all protected under Owner 2 Owner Limited Warranties. Andersen partner, Weiland doors are protected by a separate Express Limited Warranty.

ProVia

ProVia doors are also covered by limited warranties.

Lead-time

Lead-time is comparable for Andersen patio doors and ProVia patio doors. Typically the lead-time is about 4-8 weeks. In Andersen’s case, more exotic wood doors can sometimes take a bit longer.

Pricing

Providing accurate pricing for doors is difficult because each company includes different factors in their base pricing. To give you an idea of what pricing is for Andersen and ProVia doors we've provided pricing for an Andersen 200 Series gliding door and an Endura ProVia door below. You'll notice that in this case, the Andersen option is less costly and they include hardware in their base price. ProVia's door is more expensive because applying paint to vinyl is a complicated and time-consuming process. 

Andersen quote for a woodclad door by Brennan Enterprises

ProVia quote for vinyl patio door from Brennan Enterprises

Both Andersen and ProVia's product lines are full of variability. If you are looking to purchase patio doors for your home both of these brands would certainly have something that will match your vision. Of course, these aren't the only brands manufacturing patio doors so there's plenty more to explore. We hope this comparison gives you a good idea of how these brands differ and what options you can look for in other brands. Let us know if you have any other questions you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Happy shopping!

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