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. Topics include:
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.
ProVia offers 5 patio door options across 5 series:
*Not all options are available for all Big Doors products
400 Series & 200 Series
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.
Aspect: Euro White, Beige, Sandstone
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.
All ProVia doors are available in 2, 3, or 4-panel configurations and standard and custom sizes.
Internal blinds are available on:
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.
Andersen offers 8 insect 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:
Doggy doors are very fun and convenient features for our furry friends but they are not available on Andersen glass patio doors.
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.
BetterVue fiberglass screen mesh is standard for Designer patio doors. Heavy-duty fiberglass, aluminum or SeeVue stainless steel screens are optional.
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 are very fun and convenient features for our furry friends but they are not available on ProVia glass patio doors.
Andersen doors are all protected under Owner 2 Owner Limited Warranties.
ProVia doors are also covered by limited warranties.
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.
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.
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.
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