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Perma-Shield Gliding

The streamlined, contemporary design of our Perma-Shield® gliding patio door maximizes glass area so you enjoy the widest possible view. Built with High-Performance glass, each door has a patented, full-length weather strip/interlock system that helps take the worry out of harsh weather.

The interior and exterior is also covered with a rigid vinyl sheath that maintains the attractive appearance of the door while keeping maintenance to a minimum. Dual ball-bearing rollers with self-contained leveling adjusters keep this door gliding smoothly over time.

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Perma-shield® Gliding Patio Doors

Left Panel Glide

Right Panel Glide





Hardware Styles for Gliding Patio Doors











Auxiliary Foot Locks
Auxiliary Foot Locks are available for all gliding doors and provide an extra measure of security when in a locked position. It can also lock the operating panel in a partially open position for ventilation.

The Andersen® reachout locking system for gliding doors
The Andersen® reachout locking system pulls the door panel snugly into the jamb for weathertightness and enhanced security.
5-point locking system for hinged doors
5-point locking system improves energy efficiency and offers an increased level of security.

Exterior keyed locks are available for all patio doors. For Frenchwood® hinged patio doors, you can add an optional handle extension kit that allows clearance for interior blinds and shades.


Grille patterns offer the fine details that enhance the look of your home. Match your current style or change the look with one of our many grille designs available.

Grille Patterns


Short Fractional


Tall Fractional

Grille Types

Interior Wood Grilles
Hardwood grilles snap into clips on sash interior and remove easily for glass cleaning. Contemporary or classic profiles in
two widths.

Gilles Between The Glass
Pre-finished aluminum grilles permanently installed to provide the quick glass cleaning of a smooth surface. Narrow or
wide width.

Full Divided Light Grilles
A visual replication of true divided glass, with a permanently applied exterior Fibrex® material grille, and aluminum space® between the glass, and a removable or permanently applied wood interior grille.

Grille Profiles


High-Performance™ Low-E4™ Glass

Renewal by Andersen introduces High-Performance™ Low-E4T™ Glass, the next generation of energy-efficient, low-maintenance glass, and further advances Andersen’s proven glass technology.

Adds Thermal Protection

Andersen Low-E4 glass employs a hermetically-sealed system for optimum insulation from heat, cold and sound. A patented low-conductivity spacer separates the two panes of glass. The space between the two panes is filled with an argon gas blend to minimize the thermal transfer. Compared to ordinary dual-pane glass, High-Performance Low-E4 glass is 41% more energy-efficient in summer and 35% more efficient in winter.

Helps Keep UV Rays Outside

High-Performance Low-E4 glass works like a sun block to filter ultraviolet (UV) rays that can fade fabric and damage furniture. Ordinary dual-pane glass lets 63% of UV light pass through. High-Performance Low-E4 glass is layered with 11 microscopic coatings that cut UV transmission down to 17% with virtually no effect on the clarity or color of the light that enters your home.

Reduces Sound Penetration

In addition, High-Performance Low-E4 glass also reduces sound penetration significantly, even when compared to single-pane glass.

Standard Feature

Low-E4 glass is exclusive to select Andersen® windows and doors, and is included as a standard feature on all Renewal by Andersen® window products.

Renewal by Anderson offers three glass performance options

Each glass option provides a varying degree of four unique benefits for heating, cooling, visible light transmittance and ultra violet (UV) protection. The right glass solution for you depends on the climate you live in, the architectural design of your home, the orientation of yours windows to the sun, and the “custom climate” you desire in the home. On all glass exteriors, special coatings are applied to reduce water spotting up to 99% when activated by sunlight.

High-Perfomance™ Low-E4® glass is our standard offering. Compared to ordinary dual-pane glass, High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass is 45% more energy-efficient in winter and 56% more efficient in summer.**

High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass is the most energy-efficient glass option we have ever offered. Compared to ordinary dual-pane glass, High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass is 45% more energy-efficient in winter and 70% more efficient in summer. It has our highest efficiency rating in cool weather and is exceptional in hot climates where solar heat gain can lead to excessive air conditioning expense. SmartSun™ glass blocks the sun’s heat, while letting in almost as much natural daylight as clear glass, reducing your need for artificial lighting. What’s more, SmartSun™ glass blocks an amazing 95% of harmful UV rays which helps reduce fading on your carpet, drapes, artwork, and furniture but has virtually no effect on the clarity or color of the light that enters your home.

High-Performance™ Low-E4® Sun™ glass offers our highest rating against solar heat gain coming through your glass, helping keep your home cooler in warm weather. Our sun glass has a tint coating, reducing the amount of visible light and sunshine streaming in from too bright to just right!

*Exterior only, when activated by sunlight.
**Values are based on comparison to U-Factors and SHGCs for clear glass non-metal frame default values from the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
***From the 2006 Internation Energy Conservation Code (IECC).


Insect Screen Options

Gliding Insect Screen
In color to match patio door

Perma-Clean® Insect Screen*
Installed on the interior of the door and opens side-to-side

* Available for Andersen Frenchwood outswing patio doors (available in white only).
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