Traditional French doors are a great way to add convenience, charm and sophistication to your home, no matter what its architectural style. French doors are perfect for interior purposes, for opening onto a sunroom, or to connect a living and dining room. But they work magnificently as a patio door as well, usually available in side-by-side door configurations that swing out from the center.
French patio doors are better when you have a large indoor and outdoor space so the doors can swing in and out without hitting furniture or people.
A Classic Look
Traditional French doors are often seen on older homes because they offer a classic look. But now, just as often, they are popping up more and more in modern homes to capture that timeless appeal. You can mix and match the looks with varying materials, grilles, finishes and panels, resulting in a great amount of flexibility when compared with other types of patio doors. The main reason many people install French doors if for their elegance, as they elicit that Old-World charm many are looking to capture. But there are other reasons as well.
They don’t need to be draped with shades or sheers, especially if you have a decorative grille pattern, allowing you to encourage a lot of natural sunlight to filter into your home. Crafting a dramatic architectural statement with French patio doors is easy, not just with the door itself, but with the hardware and moldings as well.
Depending on the configuration of your room, French doors provide a wider opening than slider doors do. This is a bonus if you find yourself moving large pieces of furniture in and out, for example, or you like to throw parties with lots of foot traffic. Sliders stick and warp over the years, especially when in highly humid environments. French patio doors don’t have the same problem, as they provide a more seamless and reliable method of entering and exiting the home. Sliders also happen to be more vulnerable doors, as opposed to French doors which are a bit more secure and can’t as readily be broken into.
For a smooth entry and exit, French doors pose a big benefit, a critical consideration if you have kids or aging parents living with you. Perhaps you have a pool and host lots of BBQs in the summer; French doors pose less of a trip hazard and can better handle the continuous traffic of guests. With sliders, they leave large, bulky thresholds that people have to intentionally step over when exiting and entering.
From added curb appeal and property value to convenience and classic beauty, you can’t go wrong introducing French patio doors to your home.
Contact Rescom Exteriors for French Patio Doors
Let Rescom Exteriors install exceptional quality French patio doors this year. To learn more, contact us at 508-832-5202 for a free consultation and price quote.