What is a French Door? 4 Things You probably Didn't Know!

So what is a French door?

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, by definition:

French door (n.):  A door, usually one pair, of light construction with glass panes extending for most of its length. They also can be referred to as French windows.

    Here are 4 things you probably didn’t know about French doors:

1.)     Easy access to your patio or exterior:

  • French doors are perfect for warm summer days. You can easily bring the outdoors inside with such a door.

2.)     Energy efficient:

  • Since French doors are primarily all glass, these types of doors can bring in an incredible amount of natural light.
  • Renewal by Andersen’s 5-point locking system on its Frenchwood ®  patio doors not only offers an increase level of security but also improves energy efficiency.

3.)     Gives a plain room an extra look:

  • Of course French doors are extremely functional, but the primary function of a French door is its aesthetic features.
  • French doors can create a dramatic impact on your home. See the picture below on how this style of door can make your indoor and outdoor living spaces interconnected.




 4.)     A valuable investment:

  • Because of its aesthetics, Frenchwood ® doors prove to be a smart investment. With the addition of this type of door, you can increase the potential sale value of your home.
  • Consult your local real estate agent to see if French doors are a wise addition for you home.

If you have any other questions about French doors or would like more information on other patio door options, visit a Renewal by Andersen showroom or call us on the number listed.







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