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Chicago Bifold Patio Doors

Folding Patio Doors Open Up Your Home to the Outdoors

Chicago has over 200 years worth of architectural history. So there are homes and styles from every era dating back to the early 1800s. Bifold patio doors provide a distinctive architectural look befitting the city’s rich history.

Bifold patio doors have multiple glass panels that open up like an accordion and fold away neatly to the sides. They transform your home by creating a large glass wall reminiscent of a Chicago skyscraper and a wide opening to enjoy the Windy City weather.

Commonly known as: folding patio doors, exterior folding doors, exterior bifold doors, accordion patio doors, concertina doors

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • Mid-century modern home Modern Patio Doors

    Nothing says modern style like a movable wall of glass. Modern bifold doors have a minimalist aesthetic that maximizes the glass for a greater impact. With slight frames and sleek hardware, the emphasis stays on the Chicago skyline, cityscape or lake view that lies beyond your home.

  • Bifold Patio Doors Energy-Efficient Patio Doors

    Sitting on the banks of Lake Michigan has a major effect on the Chicago climate. Many homeowners strive for energy efficiency to stay warm in frigid winter temps and keep cool in a summer heat wave. Bifold patio doors with Low-E insulating triple-pane glass can help make your home more energy efficient.

  • bifold french doors Bifold French Doors

    Many homeowners prefer to harken back to the history of their home and the city. Traditional homes that once featured French patio doors can be upgraded with bifold patio doors for a wider opening that preserves the classic style. Square grilles on wood accordion doors match the French look and add architectural interest inside and out.

  • White Patio Doors White Patio Doors

    While black is a distinctively modern design trend, white door trim is a timeless look. White wooden bifold patio doors are simple and elegant, fitting homes from Hoffman Estates to Lake Shore Drive. The neutral color fades into the background to let the scenery outside stand out.

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Recommended Customizations1

Create custom bifold doors to complement the style of your traditional home or make it more contemporary. Bifold door hardware comes in sleek, angular styles for a modern aesthetic as well as sophisticated, curvy designs for ornate elegance. Traditional or custom grilles in a square pattern create the look of folding French doors. Find more customizations here.


  • Classic Collection
  • Essential Collection
  • Modern Collection


  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • Victorian Grille Pattern
  • Top Row Grille Pattern

1Not all customizations are available in all Pella product lines.

Chicago Climate Recommendations

The Chicago River and Lake Michigan help keep the climate in the area moderate in most seasons. But the city can experience extreme heat waves, serious snowstorms and freezing temps. Help keep your home comfortable through it all with durable, energy-efficient materials and glass.

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Low-E Protection

Get year-round protection with Low-E insulating glass. The added protection helps provide balanced insulation from colder winters and Midwest summers.

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TriplePane Glass

Cut your energy costs with more panes of glass. Invest in energy-efficient triple-pane glass that fill with insulating gas for added thermal efficiency.

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Durable Materials

The lake effects of Lake Michigan bring bitter cold and frozen precipitation in the winter months. Wood with aluminum cladding can help stand up to extreme weather.

Why Choose Pella?

Customized with You in Mind

Pella windows and doors are made specifically for your home because one size doesn't fit all. With access to many materials, colors and options, including exclusive snap-in options for shades, blinds and grilles, along with smart home products and a proprietary finishing process that helps provide a quality finish.

Built to Last

Pella products are backed by some of the strongest window, door and installation warranties in the business. When installed by a Pella branch, your project is backed by our Pella Care Guarantee, our package of product warranties, installation warranty and service agreement that covers your products and their installation — including labor — for up to 10 years. See the written limited warranty for details, including exceptions and limitations, or contact Pella Customer Service at 877-473-5527.

We Come to You

An in-home consultation can help you explore all options and get a professional opinion on what will work best for you. During the consultation, local window professionals can come to your home to assess your window replacement needs and understand your priorities and budget.

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A Pella Windows & Doors of Chicago expert can help you pick out a window that fits your home — and your style. Find your local Pella representative to schedule a free in-home consultation, measurement, and estimate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  •   What factory-prefinished stain and paint colors are available on Pella products?
    • Wood Windows and Patio Doors – Wood interiors offer more design flexibility — windows and patio doors can be stained or painted to match your decor.  Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's wood products.

      As part of Pella Corporation’s commitment to environmentally-friendly practices, we use Water-Based Green Chemistry. Our factory-applied stain is water-based, which significantly decreases the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted into the air.

      Fiberglass Windows and Patio Doors – Available in colors offering the quality look of painted wood — including a dual-color option. Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's fiberglass products.

      Vinyl Windows and Patio Doors – Pella's unique vinyl formula is performance-tested for excellent weathering, durability, and color retention. Solid- and Dual-Color frames are available. Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's vinyl products.

      Fiberglass and Steel Entry Doors – You'll save time and finishing costs when your entry door arrives prefinished in your choice of paint or stain color that will look beautiful for years. Explore interior and exterior finish options for Pella's fiberglass and steel entry doors.

  •   How do I apply paint or stain to my Pella wood windows and patio doors?
    • Learn how to paint your wood interior finish, prepare products for finishing, finish removable grilles, select the right paint or stain and more in the Pella Help Library.

  •   What general maintenance is required for my Pella windows and patio doors?
    • Pella recommends you inspect your windows and patio doors at least annually as part of a home checkup. Maintenance can prolong the life of your Pella windows and doors and will help ensure maximum warranty coverage.

      As needed, clean, repaint or restain your windows and patio doors, and recaulk around them to help maintain optimal performance. Also, be sure to regularly check for leaks and improper drainage above or around vents and sprinkler systems that may subject your windows and patio doors to prolonged water exposure.

      Review the Maintenance section of the Pella Window and Patio Door Owner's Manual for additional details about how to properly maintain the interior and exterior of your Pella windows and patio doors.

  •   Where can I get paint or stain to match the interior and exterior of my Pella products?
    • Paints and stains for Pella products are available in quarts and gallons via special order through Lowe's stores or your local Pella Window and Door Showroom. You will need to provide the color of the paint or stain that you need to place an order.

      Or you may take the color or stain desired along with the substrate you are trying to match to your local Sherwin-Williams® or home improvement store and have them custom match the color.

      If you don't have a Pella paint chip or just need a small bottle of touch up paint or stain for dings and scratches, submit a request to Pella Corporation's customer support team or call (877) 473-5527 for further assistance.

      Be sure to consult with your local paint or finish store representative or professional to help address your specific finishing needs and review the finishing section of your Pella Owner's Manual for details about how to properly finish your Pella products.

  •   How do I clean my Pella windows and patio doors? What can I use to clean them?
    • Clean the interior and exterior frame surfaces with warm, soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Stubborn stains and deposits may be removed with mineral spirits. Or Pine-Sol® can be applied with a clean, dry cloth or towel. Do not use abrasives. Do not scrape or use tools that might damage the surface. Should you need it, touch-up paint is available at the Pella Window and Door Showroom nearest you.

      Clean the window sill using the brush attachment on a vacuum and vacuum off any debris.

      It is normal for water to accumulate in the sill and track. On products with weep holes, the water is intended to drain to the outside via the drainage or "weep" holes.

      • To clean the weep (drainage) system, check to make sure that the weep holes are clear of obstruction (dirt, sand, or building materials).
      • To clean the weep holes, use a small, soft brush to clear the opening. Weep holes may be located both inside and outside the window in the bottom of the frame. If the window is "stacked," there may be weep holes between the units.


      • Do not use abrasive or caustic solvents as they may damage your windows or patio doors.
      • Do not scrape or use tools that might damage the surface. 
      • Do not power-wash.

      Review the Cleaning section of the Pella Window and Patio Door Owner's Manual for additional details about how to properly clean your Pella windows and patio doors.

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