Why French Doors Arent Out of Style and How to Select the Right Ones for Your House
Homeowners have installed French doors rather than sliding glass patio doors for years. They’re extremely customizable and draw in additional fresh air when open. When you need to replace yours, you may be worried French doors are out of style. These doors remain very much in style for 2021 and beyond. And here’s why.
1. French Doors Are Versatile Patio Doors
There are multiple different types of French patio doors. The most notable type has double doors that move inward or outward on hinges. This kind allows generous amounts of fresh air and natural light, making your residence feel brighter and bigger. If your doors move inward, you’ll need ample of clearance and floor space for them to open completely.
Multi-panel patio doors are a modern model that incorporates the best features of French and sliding glass doors. Available in up to 10 panels wide to accommodate wide openings, multi-panel doors offer the most light and fresh air of any patio door.
There are two different kinds of multi-panel doors, also called bifold doors, including:
- Lift-and-slide panels, which remain in one spot until easily engaged on rollers.
- Multi-slide panels, which slide to one side or in the middle.
Separate from other French doors, these multi-panel doors don’t use floor space when open because they stack against themselves or slip into a wall pocket.
2. French Doors Are Energy Efficient
Choosing an energy-efficient French door may help you save more on utility bills each year. And keep your house comfy year-round.
Pella has been a proud ENERGY STAR® partner since 1999. This means we’re committed to utilizing energy-efficient doors and windows that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR certification in all 50 states.
Our specialists make it a cinch to alter the energy efficiency for your replacement French doors. Some models are offered in dual- and triple-pane glass, as well as InsulShield®. This inventive glass collection offers a variety of energy-saving choices.
3. French Doors Can Be Customized to Enhance Your Home
Pella® French doors are especially customizable. Including glass options, you’ll also have various colors, finishes and grille patterns to compare 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 Kelowna
When you’re ready to start planning your French door replacement project, our professionals at Pella of Kelowna can help. From helping you choose the perfect patio doors for your house to our signature no-mess, no-guess installation day, we’re happy to help you from beginning to end. Give us a call at 250-863-7902 to get started today!