Brooklyn French Patio Doors

French Doors Bring Light into Brooklyn Homes

French doors are common sights on historic homes, like many of the Victorian- and Colonial-style homes seen around Brooklyn. Hinged on one side and opening either out or in, French doors are also commonly called hinged patio doors. This hinged design lends flexibility. You can use a single French door when space is tight or double French doors for a wider entrance. Made of a frame with a large pane of glass, French doors are adored for the abundant natural light they bring into a space. 

French doors are popular both inside and outside homes. Inside, they can be used to section off interior rooms while still letting light pass through the glass, while exterior French doors are a popular option for creating a seamless indoor-outdoor connection. Brooklyn homeowners appreciate the classic elegance and versatility of French doors.

Commonly known as: exterior French door, hinged patio door, swinging patio door, garden door

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  • blinds for french doors Blinds for French Doors

    Window treatments and blinds provide privacy from nearby neighbors and can help temper intense sunshine. Between-the-glass blinds from Pella are an ideal option for high-traffic areas like doors. Window fashions contained between two panels of glass, integrated blinds are kept safe from dust and allergens and have no cord, making them a safe solution for homes with children or pets.

  • french door to patio French Door Sizes

    French doors are available in a range of standard sizes to fit openings both large and small. Single French doors are available as small as 26 ⅛ inches by 79 inches and are popular choices for long, narrow spaces common in many of the borough’s famed brownstones. Double French doors come as small as 50 inches by 79.5 inches and as large as 76 inches by 119.5 inches. No matter the size of your Brooklyn home, all Pella French doors are built-to-order in ⅛-inch increments for a precise fit. 

  • French doors in a small space French Doors With Screens

    French doors provide a wonderful indoor-outdoor connection thanks to their large glass panels, but a screen1 door can enhance that connection by helping to bring the outside in. A screen for your hinged patio door can help increase airflow while keeping the bugs at bay. Innovative high-transparency screens made from a finer fabric let in 29% more light than conventional fiberglass screens.2

  • double wooden french doors Wooden French Doors

    Pella hinged patio doors are made from mahogany, Douglas fir, and pine and are available in a range of stains, including Golden Oak and Black, and paint colors like Bright White and Artisan Greige. Wooden French doors are available in three product lines: Architect Series® Traditional, Architect Series® Contemporary, and the Pella® Lifestyle Series, so you can find the perfect hinged patio door for your home.

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

2Improved airflow is based on calculated screen cloth openness. Screen cloth transmittance was measured using an integrated sphere spectrophotometer.

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Recommended Customizations*


Brooklyn has strong traditional roots. From the Victorians of Ditmas Park to the Colonial Revivals of Park Slope, the classic architectural style is strong here. Maintain the timeless look with a traditional grille pattern or get a more contemporary vibe with square grille patterns and matte black hardware.

Classic Collection – Virago Bright Brass

Classic Collection – Virago Bright Brass

Classic Collection – Virago Antique Brass

Classic Collection – Virago Antique Brass

Classic Collection – ViragoSatin Nickel

Classic Collection – Virago Satin Nickel

Classic Collection – Virago Matte Black

Classic Collection – Virago Matte Black

Classic Collection – LocusSatin Nickel

Classic Collection – Locus Satin Nickel

Classic Collection – Locus Bright Brass

Classic Collection – Locus Bright Brass

Classic Collection – Locus Antique Brass

Classic Collection – Locus Antique Brass

Classic Collection – Locus Matte Black

Classic Collection – Locus Matte Black

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve - Spiere Matte Black

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve - Spiere Matte Black

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve - Spiere Polished Nickel

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve - Spiere Polished Nickel

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Spiere Polished Chrome

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Spiere Polished Chrome

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Spiere Satin Nickel

Modern Collection Baldwin® Reserve – Spiere Satin Nickel

  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • Custom Grille Pattern
  • Square Grille Pattern
  • VividView® Screen

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

Brooklyn Climate Recommendations


Like much of the New York City area, weather in Brooklyn is greatly affected by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Winters tend to be cold and feature the occasional nor’easter, while summers are hot and humid, but the extremes of both are tempered by ocean breezes. Consider energy-efficient glass and durable materials to help keep your Kings County home comfortable year-round.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

Get year-round protection with Low-E insulating glass. The added protection helps provide balanced insulation in the diverse New York climate.

Durable Materials

Dual-Pane or Triple-Pane Glass

Additional layers of glass with an insulating layer of gas between the panes can reduce your energy costs compared to single-pane glass.

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.

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 Long Island 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.

  •   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.

  •   How do I choose the right paint or stain for my wood windows and doors?
    • Stained Wood Interior Finish – Pella strongly recommends the use of a good-quality pre-stain wood conditioner before staining Pella windows and patio doors to reduce the possibility of a blotchy-looking, uneven finish. Ask your paint or finishing professional to recommend a pre-stain wood conditioner, a stain and a finishing coat that are compatible.

      Painted Wood Interior Finish – The most important consideration to make when choosing your paint is good blocking resistance — the ability of a paint to resist sticking. Failure to use a high-quality paint with good blocking resistance may result in a window or door that sticks shut, even after the paint has dried. Ask your qualified paint professional to recommend a paint with good blocking resistance. Don't simply rely on a paint's price or brand name in making your selection. Expensive paint may not necessarily offer good blocking resistance. Also, ask your paint professional to recommend a wood primer and paint that are compatible and whether sanding is required between coats of paint.

      Explore the factory pre-finish options available for Pella's wood products.

  •   Which Pella doors are available with SmartKey® Technology?
    • SmartKey Technology is available, and comes standard, on Pella's fiberglass and steel entry doors.  Architect Series® sliding, French and hinged patio doors with hardware from the Rustic, Classic or Modern Collection will have SmartKey Technology.

      Learn more about Pella's hardware collections and how to use SmartKey Technology.

  •   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.

      WARNINGS:

      • 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.

  •   How do I clean and restore shine to the handles and hardware on my windows and doors?
  •   How do I lock and unlock my French patio door with a Multipoint Locking System?
    • Turn the thumbturn lock inside or use the key outside to unlock the door.  To open the door, grasp the handle and push down, then operate the door.

      To engage the multipoint lock, close the door and lift up the handle. To lock the door so that it requires a key to unlock it from the outside, either turn the keylock on the exterior or turn the thumbturn lock on the inside with the handle raised. Test the door to make sure it is locked.

      Watch how to lock and unlock your French patio door with Multipoint Locking System.

  •   How do I lock and unlock my French patio door with a Flushbolt Locking System?
    • If your French patio door has two panels, and one panel has a nonoperable handle, the main panel locks and unlocks like the Multipoint Locking System:

      • Turn the thumbturn lock inside or use the key outside to unlock the door.  To open the door, grasp the handle and push down, then operate the door.
      • To engage the multipoint lock, close the door and lift up the handle. 
      • To lock the door so that it requires a key to unlock it from the outside, either turn the keylock on the exterior or turn the thumbturn lock on the inside with the handle raised. Test the door to make sure it is locked.

      The stationary panel locks and unlocks with flushbolts at the top and bottom of the panel. To disengage these flushbolts, find the black levers located on the strike plate and push the levers in, then up or down. There are small icons on the strike plate to denote the locked or unlocked position.

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