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Chicago Patio Doors

Connect Your Indoor Living Space to the Outdoors with Patio Doors

When the cool breeze is blowing outside during the spring in “The Windy City,” a set of patio doors means you are just a few steps from walking out of your home and into your outdoor living room for a relaxing evening under the night sky. Whether you live in a townhome in the Lakeview area or a bungalow in Oak Park, patio doors make for an elegant addition to your home.

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • Victorian style home Between-The-Glass-Blinds Sliding glass patio doors are perfect for bringing more natural light into your home, but there is such a thing as too much when it comes to sunlight. For total control over the amount of light you let in, consider adding between-the-glass blinds or shades to your sliding patio door. Blinds require a minimum amount of maintenance to remove dust, dirt, and debris, and can be conveniently opened, closed, or even tilted based on your personal preference.
  • Traditional wood, French-style sliding glass doors French Sliding Patio Doors

    French patio doors are the ideal addition for your historic or colonial-style home. These patio doors open wide from the center, with hinges on each side, for a classic touch of elegance that will complement your home’s old-world style. Take advantage of the inherent design flexibility and choose between single or double French doors with either an inswing or outswing. Find the set of French patio doors that best fits your space and matches your style.

  • Sliding Door Walls Sliding Glass Patio Doors

    Maximize the available light and space of your indoor living area with a sliding glass door. Gliding open on a track rather than swinging into your room, sliding glass doors make the most of your space, allowing for better flow of traffic in areas that are ideal for entertaining guests. If you’re feeling especially cramped in the tight quarters of your townhome, a sliding glass door helps conserve floor space and provides a convenient entryway to your outdoor patio.

  • Sliding Patio Doors with Screens ?Sliding Glass Door Screens

    There is nothing quite like the cool breeze that blows in from Lake Michigan during the spring and summer in Chicago. With a screen1 for your sliding glass patio door, you can have the best of both worlds, capturing the fresh air while keeping other outdoor elements out of your home. When you purchase from Pella, you can even choose between sliding, self-closing, and retractable screens, depending on what best fits your needs.

1Warning: Use caution when children or pets are around open windows and doors. Screens are not designed to retain children or pets.

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Recommended Customizations1

Your patio doors can be customized to complement the style of your home. Grilles are a popular add-on for sliding glass doors or French patio doors featured in colonial-style homes, matching the traditional design elements typically associated with that architectural style. Brass hardware can also add a touch of old-world feel to your sliding glass door. Find more customizations here.


  • Modern Collection
  • Classic Collection
  • Essential Collection

Grilles and Blinds

  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • New England Grille Pattern
  • Custom Grille Pattern
  • Victorian Grille Pattern
  • Between-the-Glass Blinds

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

Chicago Climate Recommendations

Residents of “The Windy City” live in a moderate climate with four distinct seasons — from cool, wet springs to mild, pleasant falls. The city’s close proximity to Lake Michigan tends to moderate temperatures in both the winter and summer, providing relief from the summer heat and limiting precipitation during the summer months. Conversely, the lake effect enhances winter precipitation, adding an extra layer of snow to go along with the often frigid temperatures.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

Keep warm in the winter by reducing the heat loss from your home. Doors with panes of glass made with Advanced Low-E will help keep your home insulated, blocking out the cold and keeping the heat in.

Durable Materials

Durable Materials

Frequent storms during the winter bring bitter cold and frozen precipitation. Wood with aluminum cladding, vinyl, and fiberglass are low maintenance and can help stand up to extreme weather.

Weather Protection

Weather Protection

Ensure your home’s wood doors are prepared for bitterly cold winters and semi-humid summers. EnduraClad® and EnduraClad® Plus exterior finishes resist fading and hold long-lasting quality for years.

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 Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana 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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