Exterior French doors are a great option for the areas of your house that you want to bring in extra light. They also give you an easy way to get out to a patio or outdoor space. And they bring an air of class and beauty to your home. They’re not for everyone, but they should be at least a consideration when you’re planning a home renovation. Here’s a quick guide to the many benefits of French doors and a brief overview of how they’re installed (if you want more information, contact Peak Custom Remodeling).
You’ve probably been into someone’s home and immediately noticed their beautiful set of French doors leading out onto the deck. The incredible craftsmanship that goes into French doors has a timeless appeal that isn’t easily forgotten. Opening those doors makes you feel just a tiny bit like you’re a character in a fairytale.
Modern French doors are created to be extremely energy efficient. The windows are thick and durable, the doors are made solid, and the weather stripping will keep all those nasty drafts out. With Energy Star-rated windows that are double-paned and coated to prevent excessive UV rays, you’ll avoid bringing in the cold or heat. The modern build of French doors is precise, high quality, and made for efficiency. Doors fit in their frames perfectly and with high quality weather stripping, not a single draft will be able to find its way in. Your comfort and utility bills will be grateful.
French doors are far safer than sliding glass doors in general. Their quality build means that they aren’t easily kicked in or pulled off the hinges. If you include extra security features, such as non-pin hinges and a mortise locking system, then combine them with solid-core doors, any burglar would be hard-pressed to find a way inside your home.
If you’ve already had old French doors, a patio door, or a sliding glass door installed in the wall, it will be relatively easy to install your new French doors with little hassle. But if you’re expanding an existing window or cutting into a wall, you’ll need to expect extra time and effort to get the job done. Generally, installation includes setting in the door frame, which might include widening the existing cuts in the wall. The doors are then set into the frame one by one (if they aren’t already factory pre-installed). Locks, handles, and extra features are then installed. Everything is double-checked to ensure that it fits tightly and is installed correctly.
If you’re ready to consult a professional for a new set of French doors in your home, contact Peak Custom Remodeling to get started!