Traditional French doors offer a certain level of charm and sophistication for any style home. Many people use them for interior doors, such as to open up into a sunroom or between a living and dining room. But they work well as a patio door too. Typically, they come in side-by-side door configuration that swings open from the center. French patio doors are ideal for large spaces, where doors can’t pose safety hazards for occupants or swing into nearby furniture.
Depending on how your room is configured, French doors will give you a wider opening than sliders. This is good if you have to frequently move large pieces of furniture in and out, or enjoy hosting a lot of parties with high amounts of foot traffic. Sliders tend to stick and warp over time, especially in high humidity, so French patio doors give you a more reliable and seamless way to enter and exit the home. They are also more secure as well and not as easily broken into, like sliders are.
French doors feature a smooth entry and exit – vital if you have kids or elderly parents living in the home who may trip easily. And if you have a pool and host lots of barbecues in the summer, the continuous in-and-out of guests is made easier and safer with French doors. Sliders, on the other hand, have a large, bulky threshold to clear thanks to the track. Sliding doors also tend to stick along that track, making operation somewhat more cumbersome if you fail to stay on top of maintenance.
Traditional French doors offer a complementary look to older homes thanks to their classic look, but they can also be used in modern homes for a timeless appeal. You can switch up the look with the materials, grilles, panels and finishes you decide on. Thus, they offer a lot of flexibility of design over other types of patio doors.
French patio doors don’t require shades or sheers, either, which means you can let in as much natural sunlight as you want. You can also make a dramatic architectural statement with this style – not just with the door itself but with the moldings and hardware as well. And, as an added bonus with all that style, you are elevating your home’s value when you install French patio doors.
Contact Rescom Exteriors
Rescom Exteriors can install superior quality French patio doors that offer you both convenience and style. To learn more, contact us at 508-832-5202. We would be happy to provide you with a free consultation and price quote.