Patio Door Guide | Review and Compare Major Door Brands

Patio Door Guide | Review and Compare Major Door Brands

A  Brennan guide to patio door brands 

Whether you’ve got experience with major home improvement projects or are looking for a little guidance the snippets below will walk you through some of the door manufacturers we trust and many of their patio door styles.

All of these brands are some that we carry so while we may be a bit biased we’ve been in this business for 40 years and know that these are also some of the best exterior door manufacturers in the business.

CENTOR – WEILAND – ANDERSEN – MILGARD – WEATHER

Centor Integrated Folding Door from Brennan Enterprises in Dallas.

Centor Integrated Folding Door with Vanishing Screen

CENTOR

Centor is known for developing the world’s first fully integrated doors. Centor doors make inside-outside living easy. Unlike other doors, Centor doors have a vanishing screen and shade that disappear into the doorframe. No need for additional insect screens or heavy drapes, these doors have those included so you know they fit physically and aesthetically.

Centor doors 

Centor Integrated Folding Door

  • Spans up to 30’ wide
  • Clean design, gallery quality frame
  • Natural wood interior with aluminum exterior or aluminum inside and out
  • Hurricane rated approved by Florida DBPR 

Centor XO Sliding Door

  • Two-panel configuration
  • Spans up to 14’ wide
  • Natural wood interior and aluminum exterior
  • Hurricane rated approved by Florida DBPR

Centor Cornerless Folding Door

  • Open up the corner of your home
  • Each opening can span up to 15’
  • Available in 2-5 panels on each side
  • Natural wood interior and aluminum exterior 

Centor XOX Sliding Door

  • Frameless fixed center panel with sliding doors on each side
  • Symmetrical design for in and out access 

Centor Double-swing Door

  • Equal-sized operable panels
  • Available up to 6’ wide and 9’ tall 

Centor Single Door

  • Hidden hardware for gallery-like panels
  • Spans up to 4’ wide and 9’ 5” tall
  • Wood interior and aluminum exterior

Weiland Liftslide Door from Brennan Enterprises in Dallas.

Weiland Liftslide Door; the doors on the right are configured to open from the center in two directions.

WEILAND

Weiland has over 25 years of experience in the windows and doors business. They began crafting sliding doors and windows for architects, builders, and designers and continue pushing the bounds of design and functionality today. Weiland is the leader in Liftslide style doors. 

Weiland is also a member of Andersen family products. 

Weiland Doors 

Weiland Liftslide Door

  • Indoor-outdoor lifestyle door
  • Weather rated 3/16” tall flush track
  • Spans up to 16’ tall and
  • Countless configurations in corner, curved, and pocket systems

Weiland Standard Bifold Door

  • Sleek European design
  • Spans up to 10’ high with 3’ wide panels
  • Can be made to fold inward or outward
  • Available in wood, aluminum, and aluminum-clad

Weiland Beefy Bifold Door

  • Heavy duty profile
  • Spans up to 13.5’ tall
  • Center-pivoting 

Weiland French Door

  • Swinging door
  • Available in aluminum, aluminum exterior with wood interior, or all wood
  • Spans up to 13’ tall and 42” wide 

Weiland Pivot Door

  • Doors rotate on a pivot box to swing in, out, or both in and out
  • Panel sizes up to 9’ X 11’
  • ADA compliant 

Andersen Folding Door from Brennan Enterprises in Dallas.

Andersen Folding Door Glass Wall

ANDERSEN

Andersen is one of the largest and most well-known window and door manufacturers in North America and as such, they have many options for patio doors. In this article, we’ll only feature a select few of Andersen patio doors.

Andersen Doors

Andersen MultiGlide Door

  • Available in stacking or pocket system
  • Can be configured to open in one or two directions
  • Spans up to 25’ wide and 10” tall, panels up to 60” wide
  • Available in aluminum or aluminum-clad wood

Andersen Folding Door Glass Wall

  • Spans up to 48’ wide by 10’ tall
  • Aluminum-clad exterior with wood interior 

Andersen Frenchwood Hinged Patio Door

  • The Frenchwood Hinged Patio Door is their best-selling French patio door
  • Available in 2- and 3-panel configurations
  • Custom sizes available
  • Other French doors are available in the A-Series, E-Series, and 200 Series

Andersen Frenchwood Gliding Patio Doors

  • The Frenchwood gliding door is also one of Andersen’s bestsellers
  • Available in 2- and 4-panel configurations
  • Custom sizes available
  • Vinyl-clad exterior with wood interior
  • Andersen makes gliding doors in their A-Series, E-Series, 200 Series, and 100 Series 

Milgard Bi-Fold Door in bronze from Brennan Enterprises in Dallas.

Milgard Bi-Fold Moving Glass Wall in bronze

MILGARD 

The Milgards have been in the glass, window, and door business since the late 1950s, that’s 60 years now. As Milgard has grown its products it has also expanded its reach by adding manufacturing, sales, and service locations across the West and South West United States. Milgard, like Andersen, has several product lines and carries different styles of patio doors in each so this article will only cover a select few.

Milgard Doors

Milgard Style Line Series Sliding Patio Doors

  • Clean lines
  • Narrow Frame
  • Two-panel configuration

Milgard Pocket Moving Glass Walls

  • Panel slides into the wall
  • Available in aluminum and aluminum-clad wood
  • Full weather-stripped structural interlock system for energy efficiency

Bi-Fold Moving Glass Walls

  • Panels fold on top of adjacent panels to open
  • Available in custom and standard sizes
  • Aluminum frames

Stacking Moving Glass Walls

  • Panels slide to stack on top of the first when open
  • Available in aluminum and aluminum-clad wood

Weathertight Folding Door from Brennan Enterprises in Dallas.

Weathertight Mahogany Folding Doors

WEATHERTIGHT

Weathertight Folding Doors, also known as Door Innovations, is a manufacturing company based out of Houston, Texas. This company makes bi-folding door systems for residential and commercial spaces. Weathertight folding doors make doors in several sizes and also installs curved folding door walls and corner folding door walls.

Weathertight Doors

Weathertight Mahogany Folding Doors

  • Also available in Alder, Red Oak, Reclaimed Fir and other wood species
  • Five options for thresholds, ADA threshold is also available
  • Available in custom sizes

Weathertight Fiberglass Folding Doors

  • Available textured or smooth
  • Exterior cladding is a polymer blended with fiberglass
  • Available in 6’8” and 8’ heights
  • Can be painted with any exterior or interior paint

Weathertight Aluminum Clad Folding Doors

  • Aluminum exterior with wood interior
  • Standard exterior colors are

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This list is not fully inclusive and more can be found on each product manufacturer’s website.

On our own website, you’ll find that we only list products from each manufacturer that are most popular with our local customers. If you are interested in purchasing one of these or others from these manufacturers through Brennan we can certainly be of service to you, please reach out to us by clicking “FREE ESTIMATE” at the top of this page to fill out a contact form.

You can also give us a call and we’ll be here to help during regular business hours (please leave us a message if calling after hours, we will respond within the next business day).

 

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