Patio / June 25, 2018 / .
One of the major advantages of a French door is the ability to open up a room or expose exterior light. Of course, this would only work with fiberglass French doors or doors with a glass panel. No light is getting through your wood, steel or aluminum French door. Light also has the ability to make rooms feel brighter and less closed in, especially in living rooms and dining rooms. Open concepts do help, but adding a French door is much cheaper than tearing down a few walls.
French doors fall into two categories, indoor and external. As the name suggests, an exterior French door is used to connect the inside of your home to the patio or exterior. A regular exterior or interior version opens just as any traditional door. However, modern designs feature sliding capabilities which have added even more value to this much loved design.
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.
One of the most popular styles of patio doors are sliding patio doors. Vinyl is one of the most popular materials used to construct patio doors. Vinyl sliding patio doors offer great energy efficiency as they are constructed much like vinyl windows, with insulated glass and frames. Sliding patio doors are also very easy to operate. They glide along a track and can be opened and closed with minimal effort.