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Who makes sliding or swinging patio doors with internal blinds?

Ben Brown
last month

We have a Pella sliding patio door on the back of our house which is in pretty good condition but we'd like to replace it with something that has blinds between the glass. We are open to either an outswing French door or another sliding door, as long as we can get an exterior keyhole on the sliding door. We don't want vinyl. What mid-range or high-end manufacturers make fiberglass or wood sliding or swinging patio doors with blinds between the glass and exterior keyholes?


Here's what I think I know so far:

Andersen - their 400 Series Frenchwood door checks all the boxes but the seams are highly visible

Pella - their Lifestyle Series door checks all the boxes but is incredibly expensive (about $15k on pella.com, plus install)

Therma-Tru - their Smooth-Star fiberglass door seems to check all the boxes for a swinging door, not sure if they offer a slider

Marvin - no blinds between the glass

Provia - vinyl only

Jeld-Wen, MP Doors - are these good brands?

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