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FRENCH DOOR: THE PROS AND CONS OF USING FRENCH DOORS

Your entry doors in St. Louis Mo can make or break your house’s appeal. When chosen correctly, a door can add glamour to a simple home, and increase property value as well. A poor choice, however, can diminish your home’s overall aesthetics. So choose wisely. Here’s a good choice, and one in particular that adds a touch of elegance to an otherwise plain home.

French Doors Mean Class

French doors trace their elegance in a rich history dating back to 17th century France. French doors are essentially glass-paned casement windows that reach the floor and usually come in pairs. They were originally windows that functioned as a light source for homeowners during the time electricity was not yet available. Here’s more information on French doors.

USES: The versatility of a French door makes it suitable for use either as an interior door or as an exterior door. Most French doors link two rooms together, like a living room and kitchen. They are also a good option to give homeowners easy access to patios, gardens, and balconies.

Now, here are the pros and cons of using a French door:

PROS:

• French doors can create the impression of a bigger house. Since panes are can be made of glass, the door will not appear to be a barrier between the indoor and outdoor or between two rooms.

• French doors are aesthetically pleasing, which increases the perceived value of your home and adds general appeal to your property. They instantly give your home that high-class appeal.

• French doors can let natural light in, allowing you to save on indoor day lighting.

• They come in different styles and colors—giving you the chance to pick a design that suits your taste and your home’s architecture.

CONS:

• They require more space for opening and closing, as opposed to their sliding counterparts.

• French doors can be more expensive than basic solid doors.

• They are harder to install than normal doors.

Is it worth it to install one in your home, then? Definitely! They look beautiful and can instantly lift the value of your property. To make the most out of your French door, make sure you choose the right materials. Proper installation of your St. Louis French doors is also key. Get help from reliable experts like us at Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis. Call us today!

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Angie Klevorn
Nov 21, 2023

"3rd time using RBA for window replacement. Again, a very positive experience, the windows are great, the installation was done right, the professionalism was apparent from start to finish. Still have existing windows to be replaced and will definitely use RBA again to do it in the future."

Doug Dick
Nov 21, 2023

"Renewal by Andersen was a good experience for us in replacement of our windows. From the initial meeting with the sales representative, Leslie, through the waiting period for manufacturing, and then to the installment process, our experience was excellent! Communication is key for me and we were kept informed and updated as our windows were being ordered and manufactured. Calls to update us on the installation process were welcomed and appreciated. They know how much is too much so they don't pester you with unnecessary contact. We love our new windows!!! Did I say that already??😂 We can tell a major difference in reduced Street noise and also the temperature at our windows. Excellent company, highly recommend!!"

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Nov 15, 2023

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