Exterior of a house, showing aluminum-clad wood, swinging patio doors.

Aluminum-clad swinging patio doors from JELD-WEN’s Custom Wood Collection.

The word “clad” refers to the covering on the exterior of a window or patio door unit. From the inside you can admire the beauty of the wood, while on the outside the aluminum clad shell protects the life of your wood window or patio door for many years.

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