Sometimes, homeowners assume that the term patio door only indicates a glass sliding door. It’s also a common misconception that a French patio door only means two side-by-side swinging panels when this is actually a garden door model in a French style. In fact, French patio doors can be made in single and sliding models as well.
Any professional windows company understands that a patio door refers to all styles that open to yard space. This includes French, garden, atrium, gliding, sliding, folding and accordion. But in this post, we’ll talk about how you can replace your sliding patio doors for French doors.
What You Should Know About a French Door
A typical French door is made mostly of glass. It gets its name from how its grids hold multiple panes. You’ll recognize their features easily as they’re around 6 to 10 feet in height with a width of 3 to 8 feet. They have two side-by-side panels that swing with hinges on the side, with one panel having a lock and handle while the other having a latch at its base.
You might be looking into getting a French door because your current sliding patio door is starting to show its age. It could also be that you’re starting to have difficulty operating your patio door despite your best efforts to have it repaired and maintained. As a professional in replacement windows and doors, we’d usually advise on getting new patio doors to save yourself the trouble.
Why More Homeowners Prefer French Doors
These types of doors can add a sense of elegance and history to any home. It adds more visual character that makes a good home look great. It also provides a big view of your landscape, so you’ll get to see the outdoors at any time of the day. And, with the services we offer at Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis, you can also upgrade the style and color for an authentic French door look!
When it comes to installing windows and doors, we always do it right the first time. Call us today at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our convenient contact form. We serve Chesterfield and neighboring areas.