Why French Doors Are Still in Style and How to Pick the Best Ones for Your House
Homeowners have installed French doors rather than sliding glass patio doors for a long time. They’re extremely customizable and let in more fresh air when open. When you need to install new ones, you might be wondering if 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 Multifunction Patio Doors
There are several different models of French patio doors. The most recognizable kind has double doors that swing inward or outward on hinges. This kind lets in generous amounts of fresh air and natural light, making your home seem brighter and more spacious. If your doors open inward, you’ll want ample of clearance and floor space for them to open totally.
Multi-panel patio doors are a modern model that blends the best features of French and sliding glass doors. They come with up to 10 panels wide to work with wide openings, multi-panel doors provide the most light and fresh air of any patio door.
There are two different varieties of multi-panel doors, also described 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.
Different from other French doors, these multi-panel doors don’t use floor space when open because they stack against each other or tuck into a wall pocket.
2. French Doors Are Energy Efficient
Choosing an energy-efficient French door might help you save more on energy costs throughout the year. And keep your home comfortable year-round.
Pella has been a proud ENERGY STAR® partner since 1999. This means we’re devoted to producing energy-efficient doors and windows that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR certification in all 50 states.
Our designers make it a cinch to fine-tune the energy efficiency for your replacement French doors. Some models are available in dual- and triple-pane glass, as well as InsulShield®. This stylish glass collection presents a variety of energy-saving choices.
3. French Doors Can Be Customized to Match Your Residence
Pella® French doors are highly customizable. Aside from glass options, you’ll also have different kinds of colors, finishes and grille patterns to browse when creating your doors. Devise the perfect 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 Ketchum
When you’re ready to start planning your French door replacement project, our professionals at Pella of Ketchum can help. From helping you design the right patio doors for your home 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 208-726-0060 to get started today!