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Columbus Bifold Patio Doors

Folding Walls of Glass are the Definition of Modern Style

Like other college towns, Columbus is rooted in the history of its university, with the campus and surrounding neighborhoods serving as an architectural time capsule. The rapid growth in the city today is trending away from tradition and moving toward modern design. 

A bifold patio door is a combination of large, glass panels that creates the appearance of a glass wall on a building in Downtown Columbus. Closed, they provide a modern aesthetic and clean sightlines of the city. Opened, the panels fold up one by one, stack up out of sight and open up an entire wall of your home to the outdoors.

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

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Popular Local Trends & Styles

  • Modern Doors Modern Doors

    From front doors to French doors, modern style is popular in Central Ohio. Folding patio doors are a favorite of modern home design. For homeowners in search of modern living room ideas or kitchen ideas, bifold patio doors bring an abundance of sunlight and create wide openings for connected entertainment spaces inside and outside your home.

  • Modern farmhouse designModern Farmhouse Design

    Ohio is well-known for its manufacturing cities, but the state is still a strong agricultural producer. Many Columbus homeowners are mixing sleek, modern interior design with charming country character. Folding glass patio doors made of pine and finished with a stain that preserves the natural color and grain of the wood complement your modern farmhouse decor.

  • Black door frames Black Door Frames

    Black frames on patio doors and windows is one of the biggest trends in modern decor. On a bifold patio door, black frames provide a bold border that makes the outdoor environment look like a living piece of art. Modern black folding doors are elegant and versatile, equally attractive in a modern home in Greater Hilltop as a historic stone house in Eastmoor.

  • wooden patio doors Wooden Patio Doors

    On the farm and in modern homes, wood is a major design element and the most recognizable characteristic of any modern design offshoot. Wood bifold patio doors provide natural beauty. You can paint or stain them to match your floors, trim and other interior elements, or provide contrast with a different color or tone.

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Recommended Customizations1

If you are looking to match trending styles as you update your home, consider coupling thin frames with modern hardware and full-panel glass. There are also more classic elements to choose from, including grilles and rustic, bronze, and brass patio door handles. Find more customizations here.


  • Classic Collection
  • Essential Collection
  • Modern Collection


  • Traditional Grille Pattern

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

Columbus Climate Recommendations

Central Ohio is away from the lakes, but still experiences quite a bit of precipitation. Wood offers natural insulation against the elements. Additional performance features can help your bifold patio doors manage the variable weather patterns throughout the year.

low e protection

Low-E Protection

Get year-round protection with Low-E insulating glass. The added protection helps provide balanced insulation from the cool winters and moderate summers in Columbus.

Glass Glazing

Glass Glazing

Glazing on your patio door glass panels can help seal out the weather — including those freezing temperatures — and help you maintain a comfortable home climate.

Durable Materials

Durable Materials

Columbus weather brings waves of humidity and precipitation. Wood with exterior aluminum cladding can stand up to all seasons and continue to perform in the Ohio River Valley climate.

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 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.

Folding Glass Patio Door Projects

Modern folding doors are popular across Ohio and around the country, as seen in these patio door projects.

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