Patio / June 13, 2018 /
French doors have evolved considerably over the years, not only in terms of the materials from which they are manufactured wood, fiberglass, vinyl, aluminum but in the energy efficiency of the glazing and construction standards. They are popular as both interior and exterior doors, can be outfitted with full length glass panels or any number of divided light configurations, and come in a wide range of makes and models to suit any house style.
Aluminum offers similar benefits to steel with a reduced weight and cost. Many sliding glass patio doors have an aluminum core to increase the long term strength and durability of sliding open daily. Aluminum also has an insulating capacity with the addition of thermal blocking in the panes. The doors are tough and low maintenance.