Why French Doors Are Still in Style and How to Pick the Ideal Ones for Your Home
Homeowners have used French doors rather than sliding glass patio doors for many years. They’re highly customizable and let in more fresh air when open. When you need to install new ones, you might be wondering if 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 Multifunction Patio Doors
There are multiple different types of French patio doors. The most recognizable type has double doors that swing inward or outward on hinges. This style brings plenty of fresh air and natural light, making your home feel brighter and more spacious. If your doors move inward, you’ll want adequate of clearance and floor space for them to open fully.
Multi-panel patio doors are a stylish option that unites the top features of French and sliding glass doors. Built with up to 10 panels wide to accommodate broad openings, multi-panel doors offer the most light and fresh air of any patio door.
There are two different varieties of multi-panel doors, also described as bifold doors, including:
- Lift-and-slide panels, which remain in place until easily engaged on rollers.
- Multi-slide panels, which open to one side or in the middle.
Different from other French doors, these multi-panel doors don’t use floor space when open as they stack against one another or tuck into a wall pocket.
2. French Doors Are Energy Efficient
Selecting an energy-efficient French door may help you save more on energy bills every year. And keep your home comfortable year-round.
Pella has been a proud ENERGY STAR® partner since 1999. This means we’re devoted to producing energy-efficient doors and windows that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR certification in all 50 states.
Our designers make it easy to fine-tune the energy efficiency for your replacement French doors. Some models are offered in dual- and triple-pane glass, as well as InsulShield®. This innovative glass collection presents a variety of energy-saving models.
3. French Doors Can Be Customized to Complement Your Residence
Pella® French doors are particularly customizable. In addition to glass options, you’ll also have a number of available colors, finishes and grille patterns to browse when designing your doors. Devise your ideal design with Pella Architect Series®. Or customize your Pella Lifestyle Series French doors with built-in blinds, shades or security sensors.
Finish Your French Door Replacement Project with Pella of Terre Haute
When you’re ready to start planning your French door replacement project, our professionals at Pella of Terre Haute can help. From helping you design the perfect patio doors for your home to our signature no-mess, no-guess installation day, we’re more than willing to help you from start to finish. Give us a call at 812-234-0729 to get started today!