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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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"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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