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.
That low cost does not come without its fair share of maintenance. Painting and prepping are both important steps in maintaining a wooden French door. Additionally, the patina of the wood can peel or fade if it is an exterior product that faces the sun. It can also be damaged by moisture.