Why French Doors Are Still in Style and How to Pick the Best Ones for Your House
Homeowners have had French doors rather than sliding glass patio doors for years. They’re very customizable and let in extra fresh air when open. When you need to replace yours, you could 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 multiple different kinds of French patio doors. The most notable kind has double doors that move inward or outward on hinges. This type allows ample fresh air and natural light, making your house feel brighter and bigger. If your doors swing inward, you’ll want plenty of clearance and floor space for them to open fully.
Multi-panel patio doors are a contemporary model that unites the top features of French and sliding glass doors. They come with up to 10 panels wide to fit large openings, multi-panel doors deliver the most light and fresh air of any patio door.
There are two different varieties of multi-panel doors, also called bifold doors, including:
- Lift-and-slide panels, which remain fixed until easily engaged on rollers.
- Multi-slide panels, which slide to one side or in the middle.
Different from other French doors, these multi-panel doors don’t rely on floor space when open because they stack against themselves or slip into a wall pocket.
2. French Doors Are Energy Efficient
Choosing an energy-efficient French door could help you save more on utility expenses each year. And keep your residence comfy year-round.
Pella has been a proud ENERGY STAR® partner since 1999. This means we’re committed to constructing energy-efficient doors and windows that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR certification in all 50 states.
Our pros make it simple to alter 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 offers a variety of energy-saving options.
3. French Doors Can Be Customized to Enhance Your House
Pella® French doors are particularly customizable. Aside from glass options, you’ll also have a number of available colors, finishes and grille patterns to browse when making 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 Mankato
When you’re ready to start planning your French door replacement project, our professionals at Pella of Mankato can help. From helping you find the ideal patio doors for your residence to our signature no-mess, no-guess installation day, we’re ready to help you every step of the way. Give us a call at 507-625-6933 to get started today!