Seattle Bifold Patio Doors

Blur the Line Between Indoors and Outdoors with Bifold Doors

Positioned between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains, Seattle occupies a unique space that also permeates the cultural fabric of the city, complete with distinct people and places. It’s no surprise then that the people who call Seattle home would be interested in living spaces that blend modern conveniences with the intimate feel of craftsman touches.

Bifold patio doors are born from that same desire, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living. These multi-panel doors stack neatly to the side, enabling people to move freely between the inside and outside. But they also offer a unique architectural look, contributing a distinctive blend of style, comfort, and function to the place you call home.

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

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Popular Local Trends & Styles


  • Mid-century modern home Mid-Century Modern Homes

    Mid-century modern homes are among the most common architectural styles in Seattle. The design favors clean lines and open living spaces to connect your home inside and out. Bifold doors are an ideal pairing, matching the look and feel of the mid-century modern style. Homeowners can use them to create a functional wall of glass that opens up their home.

  • Multi-panel Bifold Patio Doors Multi-Panel Bifold Patio Doors

    Seattle is home to such an eclectic mix of architectural styles that homeowners covet the chance to stand apart from the crowd. To that end, bifold patio doors can be customized with up to 10 panels, depending on the needs and size of your space. You can also decide how you want the doors to function, either as folding door panels that travel to one side or part in the middle.

  • traditional style homes Traditional-Style

    As more Seattle homeowners look to bring their traditional style homes into the 21st century through upgrades and renovations, bifold patio doors are an unmistakable step in that direction. Complete with large panes of glass and sleek frames, bifold patio doors can help create a contemporary aesthetic for older homes in need of a unique modern touch.

  • integral light technology grilles Integral Light Technology® Grilles

    Enhance the architectural style of your home with bifold patio doors that incorporate grilles. Grilles provide the appearance of individual window panes, but Seattle homeowners can take it a step further with Integral Light Technology® square profile grilles. These are permanently bonded to the inside and outside of the glass, offering an even more authentic look.

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Recommended Customizations*


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.

Dual-Point Bright Brass Hardware

Dual-Point Bright Brass Hardware

Dual-Point Antique Brass Hardware

Dual-Point Antique Antique Hardware

Dual-Point Matte Black Hardware

Dual-Point Matte Black Hardware

Dual-Point Satin Nickel Hardware

Dual-Point Satin Nickel Hardware

Dual-Point Chrome Hardware

Dual-Point Chrome Hardware

Classic Collection Virago – Bright Brass

Classic Collection Virago – Bright Brass

Classic Collection Virago – Antique Brass

Classic Collection Virago – Antique Brass

Classic Collection Virago – Oil-Rubbed Bronze

Classic Collection Virago – Oil-Rubbed Bronze

Classic Collection Locus – Bright Brass

Classic Collection Locus – Bright Brass

Classic Collection Locus – Antique Brass

Classic Collection Locus – Antique Brass

Classic Collection Locus – Oil-Rubbed Bronze

Classic Collection Locus – Oil-Rubbed Bronze

Rustic Collection Rustiek – Distressed Nickel

Rustic Collection Rustiek – Distressed Nickel

Rustic Collection Rustiek – Distressed Bronze

Rustic Collection Rustiek – Distressed Bronze

Rustic Collection Rustiek – Gusto Nickel

Rustic Collection Rustiek – Gusto Nickel

Rustic Collection Rustiek – Gusto Bronze

Rustic Collection Rustiek – Gusto Bronze

Essential Collection Standard – Bright Brass

Essential Collection Standard – Bright Brass

Essential Collection Standard – Oil-Rubbed Bronze

Essential Collection Standard – Oil-Rubbed Bronze

Modern Collection Spiere – Satin Nickel

Modern Collection Spiere – Satin Nickel

Modern Collection Spiere – Polished Chrome

Modern Collection Spiere – Polished Chrome

Modern Collection Spiere – Matte Black

Modern Collection Spiere – Matte Black

Modern Collection Spiere – Polished Nickel

Modern Collection Spiere – Polished Nickel

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

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

Seattle Climate Recommendations


Seattle is known for its ever-changing climate, but as its residents will tell you, as long as you expect rain, you’ll be prepared for whatever the weather holds in store. It rains nearly 50 percent of the time in Seattle, particularly in the fall and winter months. The summer, considered the driest season of the year in the city, offers a temporary respite from the year-round precipitation. But when the skies clear, Seattle is often quite pleasant due to its temperate climate, with only a few days out of the year that are either unbearably hot or freezing cold.

low e protection

Low-E Protection.

Keep warm in the winter by helping to reduce the heat loss from your home. Doors with panes of glass with Low-E may help keep your home insulated, blocking out the cold and helping keep the heat in.

Durable Materials

Durable Materials.

Stormy weather in the fall, winter, and spring necessitates materials that are built to last. Wood with exterior aluminum cladding is great for helping to withstand the elements.

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 and Doors of Seattle 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.

  •   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.

      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 choose the type of glass for my Pella windows and doors?
    • Choosing the right glass can make a big difference in the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Pella's InsulShield Low-E Glass Collection offers our most innovative and energy-saving choices — and is designed to meet a variety of specific needs. Whatever your climate, we make it easy to choose the glass that's just right for you.

      Pella offers the energy-efficient options that will meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® certification in all 50 states. Some Pella products may not meet ENERGY STAR certification in all 50 states. Learn more about Pella's energy efficient glass options.

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