Andersen A-Series Gliding Patio Door
A-Series

Gliding Patio Door


With their wider panel style, Andersen® A-Series gliding patio doors give your home the old-world character of traditional French doors along with the convenience and space savings no hinged door can provide. Made of wood protected by fiberglass, it's our best-performing gliding patio door.

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Architectural Style Made Easy

Our best-performing gliding patio door

Designed for architectural authenticity

Window Materials

What's It Made Of?

Made of wood with a fiberglass exterior to resist water and seal out the elements
Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

It's built into every door. We have options to help you meet the performance level you need.

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PRODUCT OPTIONS
A-Series gliding door frame

Low-Maintenance

Frame constructed with a wood core and a fiberglass exterior. This construction produces a rigid frame and a low-maintenance, durable exterior. Wood frame is treated with a water-repellent preservative for long-lasting protection and performance.

One-piece non-conductive fiberglass sill enhances energy performance, and its superior strength eliminates the need for a sill support. Innovative sill design provides superior water management.

dual rollers

Smooth Operation

Dual ball-bearing rollers on door panels provide smooth gliding operation with self-contained leveling adjusters.
A-Series gliding door locking system

Enhanced Security

The multi-point locking system features a unique reachout design that pulls the door panel tightly closed for a weathertight seal and enhanced security.

Interior Wood (Available Unfinished or Finished)

  • Pine
    Pine
  • Maple
    Maple
  • Oak
    Oak

Interior Wood (Available Unfinished Only)

  • Cherry
    Cherry
  • Mahogany
    Mahogany*
  • Vertical Grain Douglas Fir
    Vertical Grain Douglas Fir

Interior Stain Options

  • Clear Coat
    Clear Coat
  • Honey
    Honey
  • Cinnamon
    Cinnamon
  • Russet
    Russet
  • Mocha
    Mocha
  • Espresso
    Espresso

Painted Interiors

  • WHite
    White
  • Birch Bark
    Birch Bark
  • Primed
    Primed
  • sandtone
    Sandtone
  • canvas
    Canvas
  • dark bronze
    Dark Bronze
  • black
    Black

Exterior Colors

  • WHite
    White
  • sandtone
    Sandtone
  • canvas
    Canvas
  • terratone
    Terratone
  • forest green
    Forest Green
  • prairie grass
    Prairie Grass
  • dove gray
    Dove Gray
  • dark bronze
    Dark Bronze
  • cocoa bean
    Cocoa Bean
  • red rock
    Red Rock
  • black
    Black

Hardware Finishes

  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Antique Brass
    Antique Brass
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Black
    Black
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Bright Brass
    Bright Brass
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Brushed Chrome
    Brushed Chrome
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Distressed Bronze
    Distressed Bronze
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Distressed Nickel
    Distressed Nickel
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Gold Dust
    Gold Dust
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Oil Rubbed Bronze
    Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Polished Chrome
    Polished Chrome
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Satin Nickel
    Satin Nickel
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Stone Hardware
    Stone
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes White
    White

Hardware Styles

Andersen Windows Patio Door Hardware Styles Gliding Albany

Albany

Black, Gold Dust, Stone, White

Andersen Windows Patio Door Hardware Styles Gliding Tribeca

Tribeca®

Stone, White

Andersen Windows Patio Door Hardware Styles Gliding Anvers

Anvers®

Bright Brass, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Satin Nickel

Andersen Windows Patio Door Hardware Styles Gliding Newbury

Newbury®

Antique Brass, Bright Brass, Brushed Chrome, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome, Satin Nickel

Andersen Windows Patio Door Hardware Styles Gliding Covington

Covington™

Antique Brass, Bright Brass, Oil Rubbed Bronze

Andersen Windows Patio Door Hardware Styles Gliding Whitmore

Whitmore®

Antique Brass, Bright Brass, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Satin Nickel

Andersen Windows Patio Door Hardware Styles Gliding Encino

Encino®

Distressed Bronze, Distressed Nickel

Yuma Gliding Patio Door Hardware

Yuma®

Distressed Bronze, Distressed Nickel

Additional Options

Exterior Keyed Lock for Gliding Patio Doors

Exterior Keyed Lock

A six-pin key cylinder lock is available in styles and finishes that coordinate with hardware and allows the door to be locked and unlocked from the exterior.
Patio Door Accessories Auxiliary Foot Lock

Auxiliary Foot Lock

Provides an extra measure of security when the door is in a locked position. Lock can be set so the door is fully closed or partially open to provide a secure venting position.

Grille Types

Full Divided Light

Full Divided Light

Give your window an authentic look with grilles that are permanently applied to the interior and exterior of your window with an aluminum spacer between the glass. 

An Energy Spacer option is also available to help achieve ENERGY STAR® certification in the Northern climate zone (A-Series only.) 

Simulated Divided LIght

Simulated Divided Light

Simulated divided light offers permanent grilles on the exterior and and a choice of permanent or removable wood interior grilles, with no spacer between the glass. 

Removable

Removable Interior Grille

Removable interior wood grilles are secured via a fastener or grille clip and can be removed enabling you to easily clean the glass surface.

Finelight

Finelight Grilles Between-the-Glass

Finelight™ grilles are suspended between the panes of glass, allowing you to easily clean both the inside and outside of your windows and doors.

Grille Patterns

Queen Anne Grille Pattern

Queen Anne

Diamond Grille Pattern

Diamond

Prairie Grille Pattern

Prairie

Colonial Grille Pattern

Colonial

Modified Colonial Grille Pattern

Modified Colonial

modified colonial grilles

Modified Colonial - Simulated Check Rail

Short Fractional Grille Pattern

Short Fractional

short fractional grilles

Short Fractional - Simulated Check Rail

Tall Fractional Grille Pattern

Tall Fractional

tall fractional grilles

Tall Fractional - Simulated Check Rail

specified equal light grilles

Specified Equal Light

Custom door grilles

Custom Patterns

Andersen gives you complete flexibility to design your own custom grille style. You sketch it, our craftsmen will create it.

Glass Performance Options

 

U- FACTOR

How well a product prevents heat from escaping.

SOLAR HEAT GAIN COEFFICIENT

How well a product blocks heat caused by sunlight.

VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMITTANCE

How much visible light comes through a product.

UV PROTECTION

How well a product blocks ultraviolet rays.

SmartSun™

U- FACTOR

How well a product prevents heat from escaping.

SOLAR HEAT GAIN COEFFICIENT

How well a product blocks heat caused by sunlight.

VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMITTANCE

How much visible light comes through a product.

UV PROTECTION

How well a product blocks ultraviolet rays.

SmartSun with HeatLock™ Coating

U- FACTOR

How well a product prevents heat from escaping.

SOLAR HEAT GAIN COEFFICIENT

How well a product blocks heat caused by sunlight.

VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMITTANCE

How much visible light comes through a product.

UV PROTECTION

How well a product blocks ultraviolet rays.

Low-E4®/Low-E

U- FACTOR

How well a product prevents heat from escaping.

SOLAR HEAT GAIN COEFFICIENT

How well a product blocks heat caused by sunlight.

VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMITTANCE

How much visible light comes through a product.

UV PROTECTION

How well a product blocks ultraviolet rays.

Low-E4 with HeatLock™ Coating

U- FACTOR

How well a product prevents heat from escaping.

SOLAR HEAT GAIN COEFFICIENT

How well a product blocks heat caused by sunlight.

VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMITTANCE

How much visible light comes through a product.

UV PROTECTION

How well a product blocks ultraviolet rays.

Sun

U- FACTOR

How well a product prevents heat from escaping.

SOLAR HEAT GAIN COEFFICIENT

How well a product blocks heat caused by sunlight.

VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMITTANCE

How much visible light comes through a product.

UV PROTECTION

How well a product blocks ultraviolet rays.

PassiveSun®

U- FACTOR

How well a product prevents heat from escaping.

SOLAR HEAT GAIN COEFFICIENT

How well a product blocks heat caused by sunlight.

VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMITTANCE

How much visible light comes through a product.

UV PROTECTION

How well a product blocks ultraviolet rays.

Triple-Pane (with Low-E coatings on two surfaces)

U- FACTOR

How well a product prevents heat from escaping.

SOLAR HEAT GAIN COEFFICIENT

How well a product blocks heat caused by sunlight.

VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMITTANCE

How much visible light comes through a product.

UV PROTECTION

How well a product blocks ultraviolet rays.

Art Glass

Andersen art glass panels come in a variety of original patterns. Learn more about Andersen art glass.
Classic art glass

Classic Series

The four styles included in our Classic Series panels represent major architectural design themes from the late 1800's through the 1930's. Their symmetric patterns are available in distinctive color schemes as well as colorless glass, and their caming may be finished with a gold tone, silver tone or antique patina.
Artisan art glass

Artisan Series

Two designs influenced by 20th century American and European architectural schools feature striking visual patterns that evoke an extraordinary blend of art and nature.
Historic art glass

Historic Series

Decorative and Specialty Glass

Safety Glass
Tempered safety glass is available on all products, and comes standard on all patio doors.

Laminated Glass
Laminated glass is also available, for added strength, enhanced security and sound control.

Sound-Reducing Glass
This glass helps reduce the volume of outside noise.  Available with Low-E, SmartSun and HeatLock coatings.

Patterned Glass
Let in light while obscuring vision and adding a unique decorative touch to your home.

Standard Sizes

Available in standard sizes as single panel, 2-panel, 3-panel or 4-panel configurations.

HEIGHT
6'8", 6'11", 8'

WIDTH
2-Panel: 5', 6', 7', 8'
Single-Panel: 2'9", 3'3", 3'9", 4'3"
3-Panel: 9'10", 11'10"
4-Panel: 9'10", 11'10", 15'10"

Custom Sizes

Custom size doors are available in 1/8" increments between minimum and maximum widths and heights below.

HEIGHT
74" to 119½"

WIDTH
2-Panel: 55¼" to 95¼"
Single-Panel: 30" to 50 3/8"
3-Panel: 109" to 141"
4-Panel: 109" to 189"

Insect Screens

All insect screens have a long-lasting fiberglass screen mesh with a charcoal finish and are color matched to the exterior of the door unless otherwise specified.
Gliding Door Screens

Gliding Insect Screen

Patented square corner joints add considerable strength to the frame members. The insect screen is available in a conventional gliding or a premium top-hung gliding design. The conventional insect screen has bottom rollers with self-contained leveling adjusters. The premium top-hung insect screen has silicone-embedded glide hooks that hang from the top of the screen track, allowing it to glide smoothly and effortlessly. Alignment rollers on the bottom of the insect screen keep it in place on the track while the perimeter bug seal helps ensure insects stay on the outside.
gliding door retractable screen

Retractable Insect Screen

The retractable insect screen is installed on the exterior of the door and opens side-to-side across the width of the opening. When the insect screen is not in use, it neatly retracts into a small canister mounted on the exterior of the door. The retractable insect screen canister is available for two-panel patio doors. Please note, retractable insect screen track reduces clear opening height by 1".

The Smartest Technology for the Smartest Homes

VeriLock® Security Sensors detect when your window or patio door is open or closed, as well as locked or unlocked. The Wireless Open/Closed Sensors detect whether your window or patio door is open or closed.
Verilock Sensors

VeriLock® Security Sensors

With the most advanced technology in the industry, patented VeriLock® sensors not only indicate whether your windows and patio doors are open, they even tell you if they are locked or unlocked.* No other sensors can do that.
Open - Close Sensors

Wireless Open/Closed Sensors

When you want the peace of mind of knowing whether your windows and patio doors are open or closed, these sensors are a simple, reliable solution.

Exterior Trim

Exterior trim adds a finishing touch to your windows or doors and is often essential in achieving authentic architectural style. You can match the color of your windows or doors, or complement them with a different color.

Trim Colors

  • WHite
    White
  • canvas
    Canvas
  • sandtone
    Sandtone
  • terratone
    Terratone
  • forest green
    Forest Green
  • dark bronze
    Dark Bronze
  • black
    Black
  • cocoa bean
    Cocoa Bean
  • red rock
    Red Rock
  • prairie grass
    Prairie Grass
  • dove gray
    Dove Gray

Trim Styles

Brick Mould

2" Brick Mould

3.5 inch flat

3.5" Flat

4.5 inch flat

4.5" Flat

Head Trim Profiles

Decorative Drip Cap

Decorative Drip Cap

2" Cornice

2" Cornice

3 5/8" Cornice

3 5/8" Cornice

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Stationary Panel

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Two Panel: Left Gliding

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Two Panel: Right Gliding

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Three Panel

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Four Panel

threshold

Threshold

An oak or maple threshold is available for finishing the interior of the sill.
Remodeling Clip

Remodeler Sill Clip

Allows for easy installation in replacement applications with a finished interior floor. This clip fastens to the subfloor and the sill snaps into the clip, providing a secured structural installation.
sidelights gliding door

Sidelights & Transoms

Andersen Frenchwood patio door sidelights and transoms feature elegant lines that match our A-Series patio doors.
StormwatchAvailable with Stormwatch® protection for coastal applications. For more information, contact your Andersen supplier.
Design Tool

Explore Options and Design Your Own

Use our easy step-by-step design tool to create the window or door you're looking for. Explore and select from a wide variety of options including interior and exterior colors, hardware styles and finishes, grille patterns and trim.

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Product Details

More Product Details

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Product Info Sheet

Use this quick reference guide to learn about the available colors, finishes, glass, and hardware options for this product.
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Product Comparison

Compare features and options of gliding patio doors across Andersen series.
Andersen A-Series Consumer Brochure

Series Brochure

View our A-Series brochure online for an overview of options, accessories and performance details for this series.
Warranty

A Warranty You Can Trust

At Andersen, we pride ourselves in crafting durable, long-lasting products. That resilience allows us to offer some of the best warranties in the industry. They're even transferable should you sell your home. With our exclusive Owner-to-Owner® limited warranties, you get peace of mind, plus real added value.
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PRODUCT HELP
Technical Documents Library

Technical Library

Browse our extensive technical library for performance ratings, installation guides, operation instructions and care and maintenance guides.

Replacement Parts

Replacement Parts

We believe so strongly in our products that we still offer parts for some windows and doors built decades ago.

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ENERGY STAR®

Learn about ENERGY STAR® and certification requirements where you live.

Product Guide For Professionals

A-Series Product Guide

Created for trade professionals, product guides provide high-level overviews of the features and options available with each Andersen® product series.  Additionally, they include detailed information on the construction of each product type, along with sizing charts and section details. Product performance data is also included.
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