Why French Doors Are Still in Style and How to Pick the Ideal Ones for Your House
Homeowners have had French doors in place of sliding glass patio doors for many years. They’re extremely customizable and pull in more fresh air when open. When you need to install new ones, you might be concerned 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 Versatile Patio Doors
There are a few different models of French patio doors. The most popular style has double doors that move inward or outward on hinges. This style lets in ample fresh air and natural light, making your house appear brighter and larger. If your doors swing inward, you’ll need ample of clearance and floor space for them to open totally.
Multi-panel patio doors are a contemporary model that combines the best features of French and sliding glass doors. Built with up to 10 panels wide to work with large openings, multi-panel doors deliver the most light and fresh air of any patio door.
There are two different kinds of multi-panel doors, also described as bifold doors, including:
- Lift-and-slide panels, which remain fixed until easily engaged on rollers.
- Multi-slide panels, which move to one side or in the middle.
Unlike other French doors, these multi-panel doors don’t require floor space when open as they stack against each other or tuck into a wall pocket.
2. French Doors Are Energy Efficient
Selecting an energy-efficient French door could help you save more on heating and cooling bills each year. And keep your residence comfortable year-round.
Pella has been a proud ENERGY STAR® partner since 1999. This means we’re committed to producing energy-efficient doors and windows that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR certification in all 50 states.
Our pros make it simple to adjust the energy efficiency for your replacement French doors. Some models are provided in dual- and triple-pane glass, as well as InsulShield®. This innovative glass collection offers a variety of energy-saving options.
3. French Doors Can Be Customized to Complement Your House
Pella® French doors are highly customizable. Including glass options, you’ll also have different kinds of colors, finishes and grille patterns to browse when making your doors. Develop just the right design with Pella Architect Series®. Or customize your Pella Lifestyle Series French doors with integrated blinds, shades or security sensors.
Finish Your French Door Replacement Project with Pella of Decatur
If you’re ready to begin planning your French door replacement project, our experts at Pella of Decatur can help. From helping you find the right patio doors for your home to our renowned no-mess, no-guess installation day, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Give us a call at 217-423-7722 to get started today!