Modern Lift and Slide Doors
Transform Your Living Space
Transform your living space with more natural light and large openings. Our stunning lift and slide doors are bold, beautiful and come equipped with the finest German made hardware. With premium design and excellent energy performance, they add style, flexibility and security to any home while emphasizing your home's connection to the outdoors. Neuffer offers four frame materials, custom sizes, colors and glazing to meet your architectural and performance needs.
Overview & Advantages
Neuffer's lift and slide patio doors complement our range of custom high performance windows and doors. They are made exclusively in Germany and feature a range of security options ensuring that each one meets our high standards for quality control and of course, your individual requirements. In contrast to old fashioned sliding doors that move along a bottom track, lift and slide doors feature a different opening mechanism that improves usability, security and energy-efficiency.
By rotating the handle, the entire sliding sash is effortlessly lifted off the ground and then slid to the side. Because the sash is physically lifted off the ground to slide, it is also lowered back down when closed (whether partially or completely). This means the full weight of the sash presses downwards creating an airtight seal, eliminating drafts and energy loss. It also means moving the door back and forth doesn't feel like pushing a heavy piece of furniture. In fact, you can open and close it with just one hand, or even a few fingers.
Lift & Slide vs. Standard Patio Doors
Standard sliding doors move along tracks on the floor and provide little mechanical assistance in opening. That means pushing the full weight of the door which not only creates extra work, but also rubs against and wears out the seals. Over time, traditional sliding patio doors begin to leak air due to deformed or worn seals and can allow moisture in. This leads to wasted energy, cold spots inside and eventual repairs.
By turning the handle of a lift and slide door 180 degrees, the sash is lifted up and can effortlessly glide along a series of rollers in the track. This means it slides free of the weather seals eliminating wear and making opening and closing easier for you. The door can also be lowered and locked partially open. Since the full weight is pressing downwards, which can be hundreds of pounds in some cases, it is extremely difficult to move. Thus, you can safely leave it cracked with complete peace of mind.