Why French Doors Arent Out of Style and How to Pick the Ideal Ones for Your House
Homeowners have installed French doors instead of sliding glass patio doors for many years. They’re extremely customizable and allow in additional fresh air when open. When the time comes to replace yours, you might be worried French doors are outdated. These doors remain very much in style for 2021 and beyond. And here’s why.
1. French Doors Are Multifunction Patio Doors
There are a few different types of French patio doors. The most notable kind has double doors that move inward or outward on hinges. This kind allows generous amounts of fresh air and natural light, making your residence feel brighter and bigger. If your doors open inward, you’ll want plenty of clearance and floor space for them to open completely.
Multi-panel patio doors are a contemporary option that merges the top features of French and sliding glass doors. Available in up to 10 panels wide to fit large openings, multi-panel doors provide the most light and fresh air of any patio door.
There are two different types of multi-panel doors, also known as bifold doors, including:
- Lift-and-slide panels, which are in one spot until easily engaged on rollers.
- Multi-slide panels, which open to one side or in the middle.
Unlike other French doors, these multi-panel doors don’t require floor space when open since they stack against one another or slip into a wall pocket.
2. French Doors Are Energy Efficient
Selecting an energy-efficient French door can help you save more on energy costs every year. And keep your house comfortable year-round.
Pella has been a proud ENERGY STAR® partner since 1999. This means we’re committed to producing energy-efficient doors and windows that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR certification in all 50 states.
Our specialists make it easy to alter the energy efficiency for your replacement French doors. Some models are provided in dual- and triple-pane glass, as well as InsulShield®. This cutting-edge glass collection provides a variety of energy-saving models.
3. French Doors Can Be Customized to Enhance Your Home
Pella® French doors are particularly customizable. Including glass options, you’ll also have a number of available colors, finishes and grille patterns to compare when creating your doors. Produce just the right design with Pella Architect Series®. Or customize your Pella Lifestyle Series French doors with integrated blinds, shades or security sensors.
Plan Your French Door Replacement Project with Pella of Victoria
If you’re ready to start planning your French door replacement project, our knowledgeable staff at Pella of Victoria can help. From helping you find the right patio doors for your house to our signature no-mess, no-guess installation day, we’re here to help you from start to finish. Get in touch with us at 250-475-1277 to get started today!