Why French Doors Are Still in Style and How to Select the Right Ones for Your Home
Homeowners have installed French doors in place of sliding glass patio doors for years. They’re extremely customizable and let in more fresh air when open. When you need to get new ones, you could be concerned 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 Multipurpose Patio Doors
There are a couple different types of French patio doors. The most notable style has double doors that move inward or outward on hinges. This kind lets in ample fresh air and natural light, making your house seem brighter and more spacious. If your doors swing inward, you’ll need ample of clearance and floor space for them to open totally.
Multi-panel patio doors are a contemporary choice that blends the best features of French and sliding glass doors. Available in up to 10 panels wide to work with broad 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 stay in place until easily engaged on rollers.
- Multi-slide panels, which move to one side or in the middle.
Separate from other French doors, these multi-panel doors don’t require floor space when open as they stack against each other or tuck into a wall pocket.
2. French Doors Are Energy Efficient
Installing an energy-efficient French door could help you save more on heating and cooling expenses over the year. And keep your residence comfortable year-round.
Pella has been a proud ENERGY STAR® partner since 1999. This means we’re devoted to developing energy-efficient doors and windows that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR certification in all 50 states.
Our pros make it easy to alter the energy efficiency for your replacement French doors. Some models are available in dual- and triple-pane glass, as well as InsulShield®. This inventive glass collection offers a variety of energy-saving options.
3. French Doors Can Be Customized to Match Your Residence
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. Devise 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 Cheyenne
Whenever you’re ready to try planning your French door replacement project, our experts at Pella of Cheyenne can help. From helping you design the right patio doors for your home to our famous no-mess, no-guess installation day, we’re more than willing to help you from start to finish. Get in touch with us at 307-632-6373 to get started today!