Also known as French windows, French doors come in various sizes and styles, characterized by multiple panels of glass. They are traditionally hinged, featuring in-swing and out-swing models, but there are also sliding (or gliding) French doors available today. Interested in what one can do for you? Consider the following advantages to French doors:
They are stylish. French doors can easily give your home an elegant and welcoming appeal, thanks to all that glass. And as they come in a range of framing options, you can choose a French door that not only looks great but complements the rest of your home as well, which helps in improving the overall appearance of your property.
They work well with any architectural style. French doors are typically suited for more traditional homes but the introduction of sleeker design profiles and glass options has made it possible for homeowners with more modern properties to enjoy them just as well.
They provide maximum ventilation. Whether you opt for a hinged or sliding French door, you’ll be provided with a sizable opening that lets in and out a lot of air in your home. This allows you to make the most out of natural ventilation, ensuring your comfort.
They let in a lot of natural light. Thanks again to featuring a lot of glass, French doors are able to let in a lot of natural light without having to be opened, allowing any homeowner to take advantage of daylighting. This also helps impart a sense of space to a room through effective illumination.
They help enhance energy efficiency in the home. Energy efficiency is a growing concern for many homeowners as electricity costs rise and French doors help address this issue in several ways, like helping stabilize indoor temperature, making the most out of daylighting and promoting natural ventilation. These help promote smarter utilization of energy in the home, preventing needless use of electricity to both help you do your bit for the environment and save on your energy bill.
How to ensure you enjoy these advantages?
You have to start with picking the right French door for you and your home. There are more than several options available so use that to your advantage, going over as many French doors as you can to help you zero in on what will address your needs and preferences best. Don’t forget to make sure as well that your French door is properly installed. Installation affects how a French door performs so ensuring it is done right will help guarantee that your door meets your expectations and more.
The benefit of working with a professional
A reputable contractor has the necessary expertise you’ll need throughout the process of installing a French door, assuring you that someone has your back to give you peace of mind. Replacing a door is not a big home improvement project but it can still have a drastic effect on your property so it is always a good idea to ensure it is done right. Working with a professional can help you with that.
Larry Landes is Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey – New York Metro’s president and owner. With decades of experience in residential and commercial home improvement, he credits his remarkable success to being in the company of caring and dedicated people who treat each customer as special. Larry’s advanced training from Renewal by Andersen has ensured that he, together with his team, is able to showcase high-quality workmanship in every project.