Why French Doors Arent Out of Style and How to Choose the Ideal Ones for Your Home
Homeowners have installed French doors in place of sliding glass patio doors for years. They’re highly customizable and bring in added fresh air when open. When you need to replace yours, you might be worried French doors are not in style anymore. 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 recognizable kind has double doors that open inward or outward on hinges. This style brings ample fresh air and natural light, making your house appear brighter and bigger. If your doors move inward, you’ll do best with ample of clearance and floor space for them to open fully.
Multi-panel patio doors are a stylish choice that unites the top features of French and sliding glass doors. They come with up to 10 panels wide to accommodate broad openings, multi-panel doors deliver the most light and fresh air of any patio door.
There are two different kinds of multi-panel doors, also called bifold doors, including:
- Lift-and-slide panels, which are fixed until easily engaged on rollers.
- Multi-slide panels, which slide to one side or in the middle.
Unlike other French doors, these multi-panel doors don’t need floor space when open since they stack against themselves or slip into a wall pocket.
2. French Doors Are Energy Efficient
Installing an energy-efficient French door could help you save more on utility expenses 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 professionals make it simple to adjust the energy efficiency for your replacement French doors. Some models are offered in dual- and triple-pane glass, as well as InsulShield®. This stylish glass collection provides a variety of energy-saving options.
3. French Doors Can Be Customized to Complement Your Home
Pella® French doors are highly customizable. Including glass options, you’ll also have a variety of colors, finishes and grille patterns to choose from when designing your doors. Devise the perfect design with Pella Architect Series®. Or customize your Pella Lifestyle Series French doors with built-in blinds, shades or security sensors.
Plan Your French Door Replacement Project with Pella of Kingston
Whenever you’re ready to start planning your French door replacement project, our experts at Pella of Kingston can help. From helping you build the right patio doors for your house to our acclaimed no-mess, no-guess installation day, we’re more than willing to help you from start to finish. Reach out to us at 845-663-1025 to get started today!