Wood Lift and Slide Doors
Enjoy Outdoor Living
Neuffer's wooden lift and slide doors create dramatic open spaces and allow for a seamless transition from your home to garden. With the traditional beauty of wood and a modern lift and slide mechanism, your home will enjoy large uninterrupted views outside coupled with effortless access. Large sashes up to hundreds of pounds can be lifted and slid open with only a few fingers. All of our doors are completely designed and crafted in Germany and outfitted with the latest heavy duty German made hardware and glass.
Overview & Advantages
Modern wood doors are a charming addition to any home and add style, space and flexibility. Lift and Slide doors connect balconies, patios and gardens to your home via huge open spaces, enabling your family to move in and out with ease. Despite the rise of materials such as fiberglass, vinyl and aluminum, wood remains a beloved and popular choice for both windows and doors. It offers natural insulation and unmatched beauty while also being renewable and fully recyclable. Its advantages include:
- Dozens of species, finishes and colors
- Great sound and thermal insulation
- Weather resistance
- Durability and Security
- Curb appeal and increased home value
All of our wooden lift and slide doors are made-to-order and delivered prefinished to you, ready to install.
Lift & Slide vs. Other Types
In contrast to old fashioned sliding doors that move along a bottom track, lift and slide doors function by rotating the handle 180 degrees. The entire sash is lifted off the track and can be effortlessly slid open or closed. Thus, it is also lowered back down when closed. This means the full weight of the sash presses downwards and creates an airtight seal. This eliminates the drafts and energy loss associated with common sliding doors. The door can also be lowered and the handle locked when partially open. Since the full weight presses downwards, which can be hundreds of pounds in some cases, it is extremely difficult to move. Thus, you can safely leave it cracked with peace of mind.
Standard sliding doors move along tracks on the floor and provide little mechanical assistance in opening. The user thus must push the full weight of the door which is not only unnecessary work, but also rubs against and wears out the seals over time. 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 costly repairs.