Features of the Essential Sliding Patio Door

  • Available in heights up to 8 feet or widths up to 9 feet
  • Durable and low-maintenance material to the interior and exterior
  • Fiberglass sill that stands up to foot traffic and weather
  • Top-hung screen door that operates smoothly without jamming

Design Options

  • Exterior Finish

    Exterior Finish

    A strong alternative to vinyl, our Ultrex® pultruded fiberglass exterior finish is applied through a patented process to provide a superior, consistent finish. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) awards certifications to materials that pass numerous, rigorous tests. These tests simulate the harsh conditions that a finish will encounter throughout the life of the window or door. Passing these specification tests and achieving AAMA 624 verification gives independent verification that the Ultrex finish is best in class among fiberglass products.


    Built for durability and low-maintenance, our Ultrex finish is 3x thicker than competitive finishes, with a smooth consistency and strong finish that resists fading, chalking, peeling and cracking, even in the darkest colors. If a design change calls for a new color down the road, our material can be painted without voiding our warranty. Six colors are available in neutral and dark tones.

    Selected: 
    Bronze
    Cashmere
    Ebony
    Evergreen
    Pebble Gray
    Stone White

    *Finish samples are approximate and colors on screen can vary. Visit your local dealer to see actual color samples.

  • Interior Finish

    The Ultrex® pultruded fiberglass interior in our Essential collection features a durable, low-maintenance finish in bronze, ebony, and stone white. Color-matched and neutral dark components are available with bronze and ebony interior finishes.

    Interior Finish

    The Ultrex® pultruded fiberglass interior in our Essential collection features a durable, low-maintenance finish in bronze, ebony, and stone white. Color-matched and neutral dark components are available with bronze and ebony interior finishes.

    Selected: 
    Bronze*
    Ebony**
    Stone White

    *Bronze interior finish is only available with bronze exterior finish

    **Ebony interior finish is only available with ebony exterior finish

  • Hardware

    Sliding door handles for our Essential collection are available in two distinct hardware collections: the Cambridge Collection or the Northfield Collection. Finishes in Brass, Oil Rubbed Bronze, and Satin Nickel are available with a Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) finish, meaning the hardware has undergone a process that adds a layer of toughness to resist fading and discoloration by direct sunlight, humidity, and most other environmental factors. Choose exterior and interior handle colors in either a color that matches, complements or contrasts with the exterior color and the interior finish of your door.

    Hardware

    Selected: 
    White Slim Line Handle Exterior Only**
    Satin Nickel Cambridge Interior
    Satin Nickel Northfield Exterior
    Satin Nickel Northfield Interior

    *Hardware styles shown are available in all finish options below.

    **The Slim Line handle allows a 32” net clear opening when used on a 6’ wide 2 panel sliding patio door to meet accessibility needs. It is only available in White, Almond Frost, Matte Black, and Bronze


    Hardware Finishes

    Selected: 
    Almond Frost
    Brass
    Matte Black*
    Oil Rubbed Bronze
    Satin Nickel
    White

    *Matte Black hardware is only available with Ebony interior finish. Hardware finish samples are approximate. Please visit your local Marvin dealer to see hardware finish samples.

  • Glass

    Decorative Glass

    A variety of decorative glass options are available to meet the unique needs of each project, and laminated glazing is also available in clear, bronze, gray, or green with tinted interlayers.
    Selected: 
    Bronze Tint
    Gray Tint
    Green Tint
    Frost
    Glue Chip
    Obscure
    Rain

    *Not all decorative glass is compatible with all products. Check with your dealer for a recommendation on which glass is right for your project. Images may not be an accurate representation.

    Energy Efficiency

    Glass is an important aspect for managing the energy efficiency of your home. Our standard glazing is dual pane: two panes of glass with Low E coatings and argon insulating gas. We offer variations to help meet climate and code requirements across the country, described in more detail on our glass page.

  • Screens

    Screens

    Screens for the Essential collection feature a durable, low maintenance aluminum surround and non-corrosive charcoal gray fiberglass mesh for consistent performance. The Essential Sliding Patio Door screen is a top hung sliding screen for smooth operation.
    Selected: 
    Essential Screen
  • Divided Lites

    The look of multiple, individual panes of glass in a door panel is popular in a wide range of architectural styles. Grilles between the glass, available in a number of different styles, mimic the look of these individual panes of glass without sacrificing energy efficiency.

    Grilles-between-the-Glass (GBGs)

    Grilles-between-the-Glass (GBGs)

    Grilles are permanently installed between the glass panes for a low-maintenance, smooth exterior and easy cleaning. Choose from 13 exterior colors and 4 interior colors.


    Patterns

    Grilles between the glass are available in a selection of pre-designed patterns for added character.
    Selected: 
    Simulated Checkrail
    Rectangle 2w1h
    Rectangle 1w3h
    Rectangle 1w4h
    Rectangle 2w2h
    Rectangle 2w4h
    Rectangle 3w4h
    Cottage 3w1h
    Cottage 3w1h with Simulated Checkrail
    Prairie 6 Left
    Prairie 6 Bottom
    Prairie 9
    Rectangle 4w4h
    *These are some of our most frequently-requested divided-lite patterns.
  • Exterior Trim

    Get the performance of Ultrex® fiberglass in convenient, factory-cut exterior trim made for easy installation and superior performance over time. Exterior trim is available in colors to match our exterior window finish, and several trim styles. Choose flat-style for a clean, simple look or brick mold-style for a more traditional aesthetic.
    Selected: 
    Brick Mould
    Flat
    Sill Nose