Why French Doors Are Still in Style and How to Select the Best Ones for Your Home
Homeowners have installed French doors in place of sliding glass patio doors for a long time. They’re very customizable and allow in added fresh air when open. When the time comes to replace yours, you might be worried French doors are out of style. These doors remain very much in style for 2021 and beyond. And here’s why.
1. French Doors Are Versatile Patio Doors
There are a few different kinds of French patio doors. The most popular type has double doors that open inward or outward on hinges. This kind allows generous amounts of fresh air and natural light, making your home appear brighter and larger. If your doors move inward, you’ll want adequate of clearance and floor space for them to open totally.
Multi-panel patio doors are a modern option that incorporates 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 called bifold doors, including:
- Lift-and-slide panels, which stay in one spot until easily engaged on rollers.
- Multi-slide panels, which slide to one side or in the middle.
Separate from other French doors, these multi-panel doors don’t use floor space when open as they stack against each other or slip into a wall pocket.
2. French Doors Are Energy Efficient
Installing an energy-efficient French door may help you save more on utility bills each year. And keep your home cozy year-round.
Pella has been a proud ENERGY STAR® partner since 1999. This means we’re devoted to constructing energy-efficient doors and windows that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR certification in all 50 states.
Our professionals 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 cutting-edge glass collection offers a variety of energy-saving options.
3. French Doors Can Be Customized to Enhance Your Home
Pella® French doors are especially customizable. In addition to glass options, you’ll also have various colors, finishes and grille patterns to compare when designing your doors. Produce the perfect design with Pella Architect Series®. Or customize your Pella Lifestyle Series French doors with built-in blinds, shades or security sensors.
Complete Your French Door Replacement Project with Pella of Owensboro
When you’re ready to begin planning your French door replacement project, our knowledgeable staff at Pella of Owensboro can help. From helping you select the ideal patio doors for your house to our signature no-mess, no-guess installation day, we’re happy to help you every step of the way. Give us a call at 270-684-3028 to get started today!