Patio / June 13, 2018 / .
French doors have been around for centuries. Since the 17th century to be exact. The beauty of their design was certainly the divided light glass panels that provided maximum daylight to interior rooms something that would forever become their trademark. But being essentially long narrow windows paired together and hinged on opposite sides, the design also afforded another remarkable feature, no center support. As such, the windows doors could be opened out or in to provide full width access to an exterior balcony or patio. A beautiful thing indeed.
Fiberglass, the most popular French door design, brings its own share of advantages to the table. Fiberglass doors are very strong, durable and built to withstand plenty of wear and tear. Fiberglass is the perfect option for exterior French doors. Unlike French wood doors, they do not require routine polishing or protection. They can be painted a variety of colors to meet specific design requirements.
Front door replacement has proven to bring the highest ROI in terms of a home remodeling project. As such, new French doors will almost certainly raise the value of your home. So while the high upfront costs may scare some, just know that should you ever sell your home, you are positively bringing added value to your home.
Sliding patio doors with built in blinds are a perfect option if you have limited space since the doors do not swing in or out. They present a wide view onto your patio and adding blinds built in can enhance the look. Built in blinds are considered a smart choice for these patio doors as exterior blinds would make them very difficult to slide open.