Are you thinking about replacing your patio doors? Or perhaps you’re having your home extended and you’re not sure which doors to choose? When you’re considering new doors to open onto your garden or patio area, the options can be overwhelming. Should you choose bi-fold doors for their wide opening action? Or you could opt for sliding patio doors for their smooth functionality?
This month at Andy Glass Windows, we’re narrowing down your options. Here are 9 situations where French doors are the only solution.
1. As an alternative to bi-fold or sliding patio doors
If you’ve used bi-fold and sliding patio doors in the past and want a change; French doors are the magic third option. Available in a range of colours and configurations, they’re perfectly suited to all types of property.
2. For a classic look
If you live in an older, more traditional property; French doors will perfectly suit your home’s period aesthetic. The glazed sections can even feature astragal or Georgian bars for the perfect period look.
3. In smaller spaces
When floor space is limited, French doors are an excellent choice. Choose an outward opening function to maximise floor space and improve your living standards.
4. Juliette balconies
French doors can even be installed as an alternative to bedroom windows. Choose an open in configuration when your bedroom leads onto a balconette for superior ventilation.
5. Design versatility
French door frames can be manufactured in a range of styles, colours, and configurations. Their flexible design capacity makes them perfect for contemporary and traditional properties.
6. Can be installed alongside windows or fixed panes
French doors can be installed alongside existing glazed sections. This creates a wall of light effect, unique to French door design.
7. High or low thresholds
French doors can be installed with a low threshold for easy wheelchair access. Their performance is optimised, however, when installed with a weather resistant high threshold.
8. The most cost-effective patio door option
When money is a consideration, French doors offer high quality style and performance without breaking the bank. They are the most cost-effective patio door solution compared to sliding or bi-fold doors.
9. When you prefer a classic swing door function
When you want your patio doors to open like a standard front or back door; French doors are perfect for you. The two door leaves swing open with a robust and high performing action.
If you want to find out more about French doors, contact Andy Glass Windows today. Call us on 01235 530 035 or send us a message online.