Why French Doors Are Still in Style and How to Pick the Ideal Ones for Your House
Homeowners have had French doors instead of sliding glass patio doors for a long time. They’re very customizable and allow in extra fresh air when open. When you need to get new ones, you may be worried French doors are outdated.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 Multipurpose Patio Doors
There are multiple different types of French patio doors. The most popular kind has double doors that swing inward or outward on hinges. This kind lets in ample fresh air and natural light, making your house appear brighter and larger. If your doors move inward, you’ll need ample of clearance and floor space for them to open totally.
Multi-panel patio doors are a stylish model that unites the best features of French and sliding glass doors. Built with up to 10 panels wide to fit wide openings, multi-panel doors provide the most light and fresh air of any patio door.
There are two different kinds of multi-panel doors, also described as bifold doors, including:
- Lift-and-slide panels, which stay in place until easily engaged on rollers.
- Multi-slide panels, which move to one side or in the middle.
Different from other French doors, these multi-panel doors don’t require floor space when open because they stack against one another or fold into a wall pocket.
2. French Doors Are Energy Efficient
Choosing an energy-efficient French door can help you save more on heating and cooling bills over the year. And keep your home comfortable year-round.
Pella has been a proud ENERGY STAR® partner since 1999. This means we’re committed to developing energy-efficient doors and windows that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR certification in all 50 states.
Our pros make it simple to customize the energy efficiency for your replacement French doors. Some models are provided in dual- and triple-pane glass, as well as InsulShield®. This inventive glass collection presents a variety of energy-saving choices.
3. French Doors Can Be Customized to Enhance Your Home
Pella® French doors are highly customizable. Aside from glass options, you’ll also have a variety of colors, finishes and grille patterns to compare when designing your doors. Develop the perfect design with Pella Architect Series®. Or customize your Pella Lifestyle Series French doors with included blinds, shades or security sensors.
Plan Your French Door Replacement Project with Pella of Danville
When you’re ready to begin planning your French door replacement project, our knowledgeable staff at Pella of Danville can help. From helping you design the ideal patio doors for your home to our signature no-mess, no-guess installation day, we’re ready to help you from start to finish. Give us a call at 217-443-3355 to get started today!