Buying French Patio Doors
The doors are generally made of wood or uPVC, and have either clear glass panels, or obscured or patterned glass. The doors can be put in alone or in a pair. French patio doors can be made in a variety of heights and widths.
French patio doors made from uPVC are strong and durable as well as good-looking. They are easy to clean and maintain, and will last for many years.
The windows fitted into the doors are termed ‘lights’. Therefore, a 12-light French door has 12 panels of glass, and you can also find 10-light, 15-light, and single-light doors. The glass panels may be larger in a 10-light than in a 12-light in the same sized door, depending on the look you are aiming to achieve, and the amount of light that you wish to let into your house.
This style of door is commonly used to create a division between rooms, allowing them to be closed off for privacy or open when you have everyone over, or want to let the sunshine flood right through the house. French doors also look beautiful opening onto a patio or decking.
Installing external versions is a good way of increasing the value of your home, provided that the choice of door is in keeping with the general style of your property. If space is tight in your home, installing them can make it look much bigger, and the doors will also let you take advantage of the latest trend to ‘bring the outdoors indoors’, and make your home feel as though the garden really is a part of it.
French doors can either slide or swing open. Sliding doors are the option to choose if your garden is not especially big, because as they do not open outwards, you can stand patio furniture and other garden items right outside them, and make the most of the available space.
The insulating properties can also help you if you are looking to save energy in your home. Properly fabricated and installed French doors give you an excellent balance between being able to let the warmth of the summer into your home, and protecting it from the worst of the winter weather.
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