Why French Doors Are Still in Style and How to Choose the Ideal Ones for Your House
Homeowners have had French doors instead of sliding glass patio doors for many years. They’re very customizable and allow in added fresh air when open. When you need to replace yours, you could be worried French doors are outdated.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 Versatile Patio Doors
There are several different types of French patio doors. The most recognizable style has double doors that move inward or outward on hinges. This type allows generous amounts of fresh air and natural light, making your home feel brighter and bigger. If your doors swing inward, you’ll want ample of clearance and floor space for them to open totally.
Multi-panel patio doors are a contemporary option that blends the most-loved features of French and sliding glass doors. They come with up to 10 panels wide to fit broad openings, multi-panel doors deliver the most light and fresh air of any patio door.
There are two different varieties of multi-panel doors, also known as bifold doors, including:
- Lift-and-slide panels, which remain in place 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 because they stack against each other or slip into a wall pocket.
2. French Doors Are Energy Efficient
Installing an energy-efficient French door might help you save more on energy expenses each year. And keep your home comfortable year-round.
Pella has been a proud ENERGY STAR® partner since 1999. This means we’re dedicated to utilizing energy-efficient doors and windows that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR certification in all 50 states.
Our professionals make it a cinch 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 provides a variety of energy-saving models.
3. French Doors Can Be Customized to Complement Your Residence
Pella® French doors are highly customizable. In addition to glass options, you’ll also have a variety of colors, finishes and grille patterns to browse when making your doors. Create just the right design with Pella Architect Series®. Or customize your Pella Lifestyle Series French doors with integrated blinds, shades or security sensors.
Complete Your French Door Replacement Project with Pella of Vancouver
If you’re ready to begin planning your French door replacement project, our professionals at Pella of Vancouver 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. Reach out to us at 250-475-1277 to get started today!